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Lakers drop seventh consecutive game, 114-105 to Nets
Lakers drop seventh consecutive game, 114-105 to Nets

In the eyes of Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak, the last 28 regular-season games are about more than just playing out a season that could be the worst in franchise history. It is about the players auditioning for future employment with the Lakers and the other 29 teams in the NBA. And Kupchak is keeping a close watch on his team, hoping it plays harder than the Lakers did in the decisive third quarter Friday night during a 114-105 loss to the Brooklyn Nets at Staples Center in both teams' first game after the All-Star break. But two players who didn't get to show their stuff were Carlos Boozer and Wesley Johnson, two rotation players and former starters who didn't...

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