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Lakers' problems remain fixable

Despite doom and gloom -- and a loss in N.Y. -- players know things can change

Updated: December 17, 2012, 9:52 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

NEW YORK -- The game certainly had the feel of a "death knell" -- to borrow a phrase from Phil Jackson -- with every one of the New York Knicks' 12 made 3-pointers seemingly another shovel of dirt on the Los Angeles Lakers' grave, but maybe the 116-107 loss Thursday was just a loss.

Think about it. The Lakers lost by nine points to a very good Knicks team on the road with L.A. coming into the game with a 2-7 road record and New York coming in undefeated at Madison Square Garden.

There ...

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