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Dallas Mavericks defeat LA Lakers 93-81. “We have trust issues.” So sayeth Andrew Bynum to reporters after the game.

And with these trust issues, they expect to win four out of five to pull out the series?

The last time the Lakers lost the first two games of a playoff series it was the 2008 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics. Laker fans probably remember what happened then. Well now the Lakers find themselves down 0-2 in a series again, however perhaps more embarrassingly they have lost both games at home.

The Lakers have cruised through games before with everyone except Kobe Bryant playing half-heartedly. But this is one of the few playoff games they’ve played in their recent run where they look tired and confused.

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And let’s not forget about the “trust issues.” The 2-for-20 three point shooting. Missing nine of their 20 free throws. Inability to guard JJ Barea. Barea scored 12 points in 17 minutes off the bench

Bryant scored 23 points while Dirk Nowitzki had a game-leading 24 points. Only Pau Gasol and Bynum notched double-doubles in the game with 13 points and 10 rebounds for Gasol and 18 points and 13 boards for Bynum.

But the team they are facing are proof they can come out of this hole. The 2005 Mavericks were the last team to pull out a series win after tanking the first two at home. And with that I used up my quota of optimism for the week.

Chicago Cubs defeat LA Dodgers 5-1. Hey, the Dodgers scored a run.

LA Angels defeat Boston Red Sox 5-3 (13). The game started at 4:10 PT and ended at 11:45 PT thanks to a rain delay.

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TONIGHT’S ACTION

LA Angels at Boston Red Sox. 10:35 a.m. FSWest, AM 830 KLAA.