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Keys to LA Lakers Surviving First Round of 2013 NBA Playoffs
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Mike D'Antoni coaches up the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Los Angeles Lakers entered the postseason as underdogs and consequently face slim odds of advancing past the first round. They will need to win a few key aspects if they plan on enjoying any type of success during the 2013 playoffs.

Although Kobe Bryant is absent from the lineup and busy tweeting his thoughts during games, the Lakers still have some talent. Meshing it with execution is what will give them a chance at survival.

Defeating the San Antonio Spurs certainly won’t be easy, but it’s not impossible either. 

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