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Extra! Extra! (3.30)

March 30, 2006 |  8:45 am

Know how people sometimes talk about hating somebody for so long, they don't even remember why anymore? That pyschology may be somewhat applicable to Spurs hatin' Lakers fans, at least from the perspective of the players/coaches they're cheering or booing. With L.A.'s roster more tossed than a Cobb salad since the threepeat run, it just don't feel the same no more for the participants. That being said, tonight's match up at Staples is far from meaningless. The Spurs are trying to snatch up as much home court as possible throughout the postseason. The Lakers, meanwhile, are trying to hit their first five game winning streak since '04 and keep those challenging for their seed at bay. The timing ain't bad for the Lakers, with every San Antonio PG suffering through one injury or another. Does said gimpiness provide optimism equal to Chris Mihm's regarding his eventual return?  Well, give the game a quarter or so before deciding for sure.