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11 Reasons This Year's Lakers Will Fare Better in the Playoffs Than Last Year's

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11 Reasons This Year's Lakers Will Fare Better in the Playoffs Than Last Year's
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The Lakers 2010-11 season came to a bitter and pathetic end when the eventual champion Dallas Mavericks ruthlessly swept them in the second round of the playoffs.

After their early playoff exit, the Lakers were harshly criticized for their lackadaisical performance, and many desired that the Lakers begin to rebuild.

While the Lakers have gone through numerous changes over the past year, they’re still one of the best teams in the West, despite being continuously doubted during the offseason.

The Lakers have played so well as of late that I’m convinced that they’ll do better this year in the playoffs than they did last year.

Here are 11 reasons why. 

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