Berry Tramel: Lakers of old steal the show
LOS ANGELES — Something woke up the Lakers.
Maybe the tricks of wise old Phil Jackson. Maybe the sky-is-falling attitude of Laker fans on LA radio. Maybe the ringing in their ears from that jet-engine Ford Center crowd three nights earlier. Maybe the gold megaphones handed out to fans to encourage a little counter noise to the Oklahoma City phenomenon.
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Whatever it was, it goes in the alarm clock hall of fame.
The Lakers awakened with no blur in their eyes or stagger in their step.