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The Baltimore Sun

Los Angeles Lakers, 2009-10

2011: Lost 4-0 to Dallas Mavericks in Western Conference semifinals.

Bid for the 3-peat: It all came to a crashing thud amid a volley of Mavericks 3-pointers in the second round of the playoffs. The Lakers, after advancing to the NBA Finals the three previous seasons, became the first Phil Jackson-coached team to be swept in a playoff round. It was the first time since 1996 and only the second time since 1990 the Lakers lost a playoff round despite holding homecourt advantage.

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