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Lakers excel in underdog role

Andrew Bynum's 30 rebounds lift a leaderless L.A. squad over the favored Spurs

Updated: April 12, 2012, 9:25 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

SAN ANTONIO -- The Los Angeles Lakers as underdogs?

Something just doesn't sit right when considering the concept.

Then again, Charlize Theron convincingly playing an unattractive woman in "Monster" didn't seem to make a lot of sense on paper until you actually saw the movie.

The Lakers came into Wednesday's game at the AT&T Center against the San Antonio Spurs without Kobe Bryant and with a paltry 13-16 road record. The Spurs came into the night with every member ...

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