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Lakers' overtime win is no help in lottery
Lakers' overtime win is no help in lottery

Kobe Bryant hugged history the last time the Lakers were here, moving past Michael Jordan into third on the NBA's career scoring list. Something less extraordinary was at stake Wednesday — lottery probabilities for two awful teams. Nonetheless, Lakers fans would argue the importance of the game. And many would be disappointed by the outcome — a 101-99 Lakers overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. It should have been forgotten as soon as it ended, the lack of quality play dropping the game to a level somewhere between D-League and the old CBA. But if the Lakers somehow lose their top-five-protected pick, this will be one of the games they...

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