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Lakers lose, 104-103, to a Charlotte team that shows it wants it more
Lakers lose, 104-103, to a Charlotte team that shows it wants it more

The Lakers used to have all sorts of problems on their annual trip here, most notably double-digit losses in back-to-back championship seasons when Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant were still in their prime and Derek Fisher would have laughed at questions about being a future NBA coach. Turns out the Lakers still have problems. It's more of a general statement these days, devastatingly so for a team headed toward its worst season ever, but the issues were localized once again Tuesday with a 104-103 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. The only NBA franchise in the college-basketball-rich state took it to the Lakers as Al Jefferson ran over them, Mo Williams ripped through them and even...

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