Sam Amick: Lakers lay it on the line to trip Thunder in Game 3


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Lakers guard Steve Blake and his wife received multiple online threats after he missed a big shot late in Game 2 of Los Angeles' second-round playoff series with Oklahoma City. FILE – This Dec. 27, 2011 file photo shows Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve

LOS ANGELES — With their Game 2 collapse still fresh in their minds, the Los Angeles Lakers avoided a sequel with the only game plan they're confident will work against the younger, faster Oklahoma City Thunder. They got

Lakers guard Steve Blake and his wife received multiple online threats after he missed a big shot late in Game 2 of Los Angeles' second-round playoff series with Oklahoma City. FILE – This Dec. 27, 2011 file photo shows Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve

By Rachel Shuster, USA TODAY Bad enough the Los Angeles Lakers have had to sit around since Monday with the memory of the embarrassing 29-point loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the opener of their Western Conference semifinal series.

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