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- Reporter's Notebook: Los Angeles vs. Philadelphia in NBA and Life - The National Basketball League's defending champion LA Lakers begin the season's last series tonight with the Philadelphia 76ers. Since the finals began, the Lakers have swept three other teams without losing a single game. The 76ers have struggled hard to get where they are.
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