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NBA roundup: Lakers hang on for a victory

In a season full of turmoil and frustration, this would have been a particularly exasperating loss for the Los Angeles Lakers.

One of the most accurate free throw shooters in NBA history had missed two, giving the Detroit Pistons one more chance at a game-winning shot. Kyle Singler lobbed the ball toward the basket, and rookie Andre Drummond stretched his 6-foot-11-inch frame and tried a one-handed dunk with Pau Gasol defending. No good. The Lakers held on for a 98-97 victory.

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