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Five takeaways from the Lakers' loss to the New Orleans Pelicans
Five takeaways from the Lakers' loss to the New Orleans Pelicans

The Lakers (5-16) lost their third-straight game on Sunday, falling to the New Orleans Pelicans (9-10).  Here are five takeaways from their 104-87 defeat on Sunday at Staples Center. 1) Coach Byron Scott changed the Lakers' lineup but the result wasn't especially different. The team played reasonably well defensively in the first half but couldn't score. They didn't play well defensively in the second half and still couldn't score. Scott noted after the game he intends to give Ed Davis and Ronnie Price (over Carlos Boozer and Jeremy Lin) a good 10-15 game run before tinkering with the starting five again, if necessary. 2) The Lakers, under Coach Mike...

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