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Lakers issues

 After a crucial no-call in Boston, the Lakers' concerns with the officials reach a boiling point: "We got scammed."

Jovan Buha assesses the Lakers' situation following yet another significant setback with a narrowing margin for error.

By Jovan Buha

Boston: LeBron James sat in front of his locker, ice on his knees, looking aimlessly ahead as he tried to solve a problem that has troubled him for weeks, if not the entire season.

After the Los Angeles Lakers 125-121 overtime loss to the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden on Saturday, James kept saying to himself, "I don't understand."

James has been irritated with the way he has been called this season for a number of weeks. A primetime clash between the toughest rivals in the NBA broke out in the immediate aftermath of the regulation's conclusion versus the Celtics.

James drove past Malcolm Brogdon with four seconds left in the game with the score tied at 105. He then sank the free throw with ease. Jayson Tatum turned around and swiped down, hitting James' left arm and depriving him of the opportunity to make the layup as time ran out.

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