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Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers preview

Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers preview

The Lakers (17-50) and Philadelphia 76ers (17-52) meet Sunday night at Staples Center in a game with significant draft implications. The loser will hold the third-best lottery position (based on the win column), behind the New York Knicks (14-55) and the Minnesota Timberwolves (15-53). The Sixers own the Lakers' first-round pick in June, but only if the Lakers' selection drops out of the top five.  It's in Philadelphia's best interest for the Lakers to win -- just as it's in the Lakers' best interest for the 76ers to win. Of course, once the players get on the floor, they're not especially interested in the lottery standings. The Sixers...