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GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers

The Mavs didn't have to travel far for the second night of their final back-to-back.

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WHO: Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers

WHAT: More stay-up-late basketball.

WHERE: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California

WHEN: 9:30 p.m. CDT


THE STORY: Oh, the Lakers. You want to hear a confession? I like this Lakers team. And not just in a "LOL Lakers" way, but in a genuine, "hey, they're fun and they try hard!" way. The Lakers have some issues tonight. Here are those issues:

So yeah! But as we all know, the Mavs are the Mavs, and after almost losing to beating the Clippers last night, playing an inferior-on-paper opponent actually worries me. The Lakers do have scoring capabilities, and with these Mavs, literally anything could happen and I would not be shocked.

You can do it Mavs. I believe in you.

Preview here, music video below, legooooooooo.