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Lakers fight to the finish before falling in overtime to the Warriors

Lakers fight to the finish before falling in overtime to the Warriors

Those who were surprised by Wednesday night’s game between the Lakers and Golden State Warriors, by how tough the Lakers played their big brothers up north, did not heed history.

The Lakers lost to the most talented team in the NBA 127-123 in overtime. Since Steve Kerr became the Warriors coach in 2014, his superlative teams have lost one game at Staples Center every year. To keep that streak alive, the Lakers will have to do it next time the Warriors visit.

“I mean, shoot, they’re the Warriors,” Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson said. “You aren’t playing hard you’re gonna get blown out. We’re trying to compete, we’re trying to win. When they come in here, they get the best of...

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