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TVs go dark for L.A. fans during Lakers-Celtics game

Lakers fans watching the game on Time Warner cable television lost power for about 12 minutes Thursday night in several Los Angeles neighborhoods.

The power went out at 7:50 p.m. as the Lakers were beating the Boston Celtics late in the third quarter, according to residents in the Mar Vista, Fairfax and Carthay neighborhoods.

"This is the end of the world as far as I'm concerned," Bill Higgins said as he stared at a dark screen in his Fairfax home. "I'm preparing the hara-kiri swords right now."

The power was restored at the start of the 4th quarter.

Time Warner officials were not immediately available for comment.

-- Robert J. Lopez

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