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What do an NBA team and a college basketball squad have in common? They donÆt show up to finish a game. The LA Lakers have unfortunately taken a page out of the USC book over the past week, allowing their opponents to do whatever they want in the second half. The Lakers had the same problem in games with the Denver Nuggets and the Houston Rockets over the weekend. áThen, last night, it almost happened again in a game at the Staples Center with the Detroit Pistons. In all three games, the Lakers' second half defense resembled the basketball version of the USC Trojans. áAll three opponents were able to score at will. On Friday, in the second of back-to-back games, the Lakers offense managed just 23 total, second half points as Denver crushed them 105-79. áComing out of the break, the Lak ...

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