Lakers need wins, not rallies

It's too late for Lakers to take solace in their fourth-quarter surge against Clippers

Originally Published: January 4, 2013
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- If this were November, or even December, the Los Angeles Lakers could afford to spin the positive signs and the tad of momentum from the ultimately futile fourth-quarter comeback against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.

Only it's January, and they can't afford losses of any kind. They're bankrupt. Whatever time, goodwill and good intentions they had in their accounts are flushed.

They are 15-17, and the initial feedback on this make-or-break stretch of five ...

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