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Lakers not focusing on Clippers

Updated: December 20, 2011, 1:10 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The curtain came up on the NBA preseason in L.A. on Monday when the host Los Angeles Lakers lost to the new-look Los Angeles Clippers 114-95, as both teams played their first game at Staples Center in more than seven months.

While the Clippers' resurgence has grabbed national headlines with the additions of Chris Paul, Chauncey Billups and Caron Butler, the storylines surrounding the Lakers have focused on a potential letdown after the team was blocked from acquiring ...

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