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Hollywood-sized drama for the Lakers

The defending champions have dropped two straight at home (PER Diem: May 5, 2011)

Updated: May 5, 2011, 12:18 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

Dirk NowitzkiAP Photo/Mark J. TerrillDirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks have stolen the first two games of the series in Los Angeles.

Here's a stat we're used to seeing early in a playoff round, only reversed: Phil Jackson teams are 2-5 when they lose the first two games of a playoff series.


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