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Lakers protest ref's substitution ruling

Updated: May 3, 2011, 9:33 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Lakers have sent in tape from their 96-94 Game 1 loss to the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA's league office, protesting that they should have been allowed to make a substitution late in the game.

Dallas called timeout with 20.3 seconds left, trailing 94-93 and the Lakers subbed in Andrew Bynum for Lamar Odom. The Mavericks followed by going small, putting in Peja Stojakovic for Tyson Chandler and J.J. Barea for Shawn Marion. Lakers coach Phil ...

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