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Biggest Adjustments Los Angeles Lakers Must Make to Pull Off First-Round Upset

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Biggest Adjustments Los Angeles Lakers Must Make to Pull Off First-Round Upset
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Don't worry, Los Angeles Lakers fans. One loss to the San Antonio Spurs does not an NBA playoff death sentence make.

Granted, their 91-79 ousting in the Alamo City, along with being anything but pretty, was cause for concern, if not outright alarm in some corners of Laker Land. Too many turnovers, too little viable perimeter play and too much of the Spurs' Big Three (Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili) all contributed to what turned out to be a rather slow burn, as far as defeats are concerned.

Not that LA's issues are beyond repair (or concealment) or that there aren't others ways in which the Lakers might achieve their ends. The loss of Kobe Bryant—from the court...not from Twitter—is and will always be a difficult one to overcome, but they still have Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and (a hobbled) Steve Nash on their side.

Mike D'Antoni may not care for thoughts proffered from the Internet, but he'd do well to at least consider making these five adjustments in time for Game 2 on April 24. 

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