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VIDEO:Mavs storm past Lakers in big 123-104 win

DALLAS — It was only a week ago that a group of roaring Lakers reserves just trying to make it in this league cut down a lineup of Clippers All-Stars and I believed anything was possible.

It didn’t take long to return to my rightful senses. The Lakers, with or without Kobe Bryant, are in serious trouble. Of course, the longer Bryant attends games wearing a black suit as he did again in Monday’s 123-104 start-to-finish wipe out by the Dallas Mavericks, well, you thought sneaking into last season’s playoffs took a miracle?

(Cue Jim Mora:) Playoffs?! The Lakers better just hope to win another game, at least on the road, with the brand of matador defense they’ve waved since that mind-blowing opening win over their Staples Center co-tenant. In going 0-2 on the road, L.A. has…

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