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Five takeaways from the Lakers' victory over the Golden State Warriors
Five takeaways from the Lakers' victory over the Golden State Warriors

The Lakers (9-19) upset the Golden State Warriors (23-4), despite playing without Kobe Bryant.  Here are five takeaways from their 115-105 victory on Tuesday at Staples Center. 1. Are the Lakers better without Kobe Bryant?  One game doesn't answer that question, but in a sample size of one, the Lakers played arguably their best team game of the year.  Seven players hit double figures, led by Carlos Boozer's 18, and the Warriors seemed overwhelmed by the Lakers' defensive energy. Bryant is one of the more unique players in NBA history.  If the team can find a way to mesh his individual gifts as a scorer, with the passionate team play they put on...

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