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The Lakers Story: What Goes Up Must Come Down

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Coming off of a five-game winning streak, the Lakers lost 88 to 86 to the Memphis Grizzlies - the worst team in the league- on Tuesday night. Kobe played poorly, missing his first two free throws of the game and scoring only 23 points overall. The score was tied with one minute to go, but a three-pointer from Memphis' Tarence Kinsey brought the Grizzlies back up and the Lakers never really recovered.

At one point in the game, Pau Gasol flailed his arms when Kobe stole the ball and struck Kobe in the eye- a move that looked pretty similar to the move that's gotten Kobe suspended twice this season. Wonder if the NBA will see it the same way.

Phil Jackson summed the game up best in his post-game interview saying, "It wasn't meant to be."

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