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Lakers still have plenty to prove

Despite return of Howard and a victory over lowly Cavs, L.A. remains unsettled

Updated: January 14, 2013, 3:15 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers ended their six-game losing streak by beating a 9-29 Cleveland Cavaliers team that played Luke Walton for 24 minutes at Staples Center on Sunday.

As the late Chris Farley playing the motivational speaker Matt Foley would say, "Whoop-de-freaking-doo!"

The Lakers could use a continued dose of Farley/Foley motivation because the hole they've dug for themselves should be seen just as daunting after beating the Cavs as it did before the teams played ...

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