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Lakers may not be done yet

With its back against a wall, L.A. just may find the focus to survive

Updated: May 6, 2011, 2:24 PM ET
By Stephen A. Smith | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- It's over. Or so we've been told.

Because the Lakers couldn't seem to pass, dribble, shoot, defend or execute basic basketball principles in Games 1 and 2 of this Western Conference semifinals vs. the Mavs -- on their home court, no less -- they headed to Dallas with their proverbial tails between their legs, on the verge of kissing a three-peat goodbye instead of completing another step towards an imminent coronation. Yet, somehow, some way, this actually appears to be a good ...

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