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Five takeaways from the Lakers' loss to the Spurs

Five takeaways from the Lakers' loss to the Spurs

As he walked away from the postgame media scrum on Friday, guard Jordan Clarkson was reminded that, after playing the San Antonio Spurs, the difficult stretch of the Lakers’ schedule would continue.

The Lakers will play the Chicago Bulls, who are 8-4 and have won their last four games, on Sunday evening. They’ll play the Oklahoma City Thunder, their first repeat opponent of the season, on Tuesday. The first time they met, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double. They’ll travel on Wednesday to face the Golden State Warriors (10-2), whom the Lakers already upset but are a no less formidable opponent. And they’ll host the Warriors again on...

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