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The Lakers lost 121-114 and everything is fine.

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There’s trouble in Tinseltown. After losing to the No. 12 seed Sacramento Kings on Friday, the Los Angeles Lakers were outclassed by the No. 12 Toronto Raptors on Friday. The Lakers have now lost their last three games and seven of their last 10.

This is usually the part where we talk about what happened in the game — good and bad — but honestly, it was all bad. Even the little run they went on in the fourth quarter didn’t feel meaningful. And if the Lakers don’t have to try, we don’t either.

In all seriousness, this is a team that has lost their way. Most people assumed that LeBron James and Anthony Davis returning would fix all of their problems, but they look just as lost and the NBA Playoffs start in three weeks.

Will everything be fine eventually? Maybe. Would I bet against a James-led team making the NBA Finals? Probably not, but right now — at this moment — the Lakers are a bad team and their place in the standings reflects that.

The Lakers will try and bounce back against the Denver Nuggets on Monday.

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