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Lakers Chat: Lakers vs. New Orleans

March 27, 2011 |  6:32 pm

Highlights from Phil Jackson's press conference previewing the Lakers-Hornets game

--Jackson credited the Lakers' size in their three victories this season against New Orleans

--Jackson said the Hornets have enough bench depth to absorb David West's season-ending left anterior cruciate ligament injury. He also took at dig at the Hornet's acquiring Carl Landry from Sacramento for Marcus Thornton. "The NBA really helped them get back and get Landry."

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Photo: Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol, left, of Spain puts up a shot as New Orleans Hornets guard Willie Green defends during the second half of their NBA basketball game, March 27, 2011, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 102-84. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / AP