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Lakers expect Sunday debut for Mike D'Antoni and 'Showtime' offense

Mike D'Antoni told reporters Thursday he's likely to make his Lakers coaching debut on Sunday against Houston.

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D'Antoni, who was hired when Mike Brown was fired after a 1-4 start to the 2012-13 season, thinks the Lakers are built to contend.

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D'Antoni confirmed that he would bring his "Showtime" offense to the Lakers.

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Despite the offseason additions of Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, the Lakers offense struggled using a new Princeton style system. D'Antoni said he expects to see the Lakers' scoring increase dramatically from their current 96.5 points per game.

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Unlike Brown, D'Antoni doesn't like to call plays, letting his players set the offense.

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