It was health-check night for the Lakers. Not for the feet, but the fit. They got their two wounded warriors, Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, back in the lineup but the Lakers still blew an 18-point lead and lost to Washington 103-100 Friday night at Staples Center. The Lakers, with Bryant heating up, held a 96-94 lead with 2:50 left, but then failed to make any stops to suffer a damaging defeat.
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