Lakers Gameday

22 - 44
San Antonio Spurs

49 - 16

Tip-Off: 5:30PM PST

Friday, March 14, 2014

AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas

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Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TOT
LAL 14 20 26 25 85
SAS 29 32 28 30 119
San Antonio Spurs

49 - 16

Spurs Top Lakers 119-85 for 9th Straight Win

By Raul Dominguez on March 14, 2014

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Danny Green had 15 points and the San Antonio Spurs won their ninth straight, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 119-185 on Friday night for their largest victory over their longtime rivals.

San Antonio never trailed after the opening four minutes, allowing coach Gregg Popovich to limit his starters and Manu Ginobili to an average of 17 minutes.

The Spurs had five reserves score in double-figures, led by Matt Bonner's 13 points and 10 rebounds. Marco Belinelli and Aron Baynes scored 12 points each, Cory Joseph added 11 points and Jeff Ayres had 10 points.

San Antonio (49-16) maintained the league's best record ahead of Indiana and Oklahoma City, who are both 48-17.

Pau Gasol had 18 points and 11 rebounds in 26 minutes and Jodie Meeks had 15 points for Los Angeles (22-44), which has lost five of six.

Baynes' running, one-handed dunk on Wesley Johnson gave San Antonio its largest lead at 86-51 lead with 3 minutes remaining in the third.

Green scored all of his points on 3s, going 5 for 8 from beyond the arc. He hit back-to-back 3s, giving San Antonio a 70-38 lead 3 minutes into the third.

Los Angeles was shooting 17 percent from the field 2 minutes into the second quarter, going 4 for 24, and finished the game at 34 percent.

Struggling to hit jumpers, the Lakers' drives into the paint proved just as formidable.
Green and Kawhi Leonard each had two blocks in the first 4 minutes and Tim Duncan picked up two blocks over the following 4 minutes.

After a sluggish start for both teams, San Antonio went on a 20-2 run beginning midway through the opening quarter to take a 29-12 lead with 1:35 remaining.

Normally one of the league's weaker rebounding teams, San Antonio set season highs in total rebounds and offensive rebounds. The Spurs entered the game 17th in the league in rebounding at 42.6 and were tied for 26th in offensive rebounding at 9.0.

NOTES: Los Angeles was without Kobe Bryant (fractured left knee), Steve Nash (nerve root irritation), Nick Young (sore left knee) and Jordan Hill (sore right knee). ... Spurs G Tony Parker was dumbfounded when official James Williams called a blocking foul on him, shrugging his shoulder and repeating, "What did I do?" Williams, fellow official Ken Mauer and Duncan all chuckled at Parker's protest considering the Spurs were leading 77-47 at the time. ... Despite having a roster minus most of their biggest stars, the Lakers still received thunderous boos during introductions.

Game Notes

2013-14 Season Series: The Lakers currently trail the season series to the Spurs 0-1 after
a home loss in the third game of the season.

All-Time Series Notes: Los Angeles dropped the season series versus San Antonio 1-2 in
2011-12 and 2012-13 … The Lakers split the 2009-10 and 2010-11 season series with San
Antonio 2-2 and last took a series from the Spurs in 2008-09 (2-1) ... In their last 10 overall
regular season games, the Lakers are 4-6 against the Spurs ... At home, the Lakers are 5-5
in their last 10 regular season games against San Antonio ... Overall, the Lakers are 12-15
all-time against the Spurs at STAPLES Center during the regular season ... In San Antonio,
the Lakers are 4-6 in their last 10 meetings with the Spurs ... In recent series history, back on
February 8, 2010, Pau Gasol helped defeat the Spurs with 21 points, 19 rebounds, 8 assists
and 5 blocks, marking just the 7th time a player has accomplished that feat (at least those
totals in each category in a single game) in league history ... In the postseason, the Lakers
and Spurs have met 12 times, with Los Angeles advancing on eight occasions, most recently
4-1 in the 2008 Western Conference Finals ... The Lakers fell 4-0 to the Spurs in the 2012-13

Connections: Spurs G Manu Ginobili played for Argentina in the 2012 London Olympics, facing Lakers G Kobe Bryant’s United States team in the semifinals. Team USA defeated Argentina in
that contest 109-83 and Bryant finished with 13 points (5-10 FG), four rebounds and two steals while Ginobili totaled 18 points (7-15 FG), two rebounds and three assists. The two also met in the
2008 Beijing Olympics but Ginobili suffered a foot injury while Bryant scored 12 points as the U.S. defeated then-defending champion Argentina 101-81 to advance to the gold medal game…
Lakers Head Coach Mike D’Antoni played two games for the Spurs in 1977-78 before beginning his career at Olimpia Milano...Spurs Assistant Coach Ime Udoka began his NBA career with the
Lakers, playing 4 games in 2003-04. Spurs F Boris Diaw played four seasons (2005-09) with Lakers G Steve Nash in Phoenix, posting career-highs in points (13.3), rebounds (6.9) and assists
(6.2) in his first season in Phoenix alongside Nash…Spurs G Marco Belinelli played with Lakers G Xavier Henry and C Chris Kaman on the New Orleans Hornets during the 2011-12 season...
Spurs F Austin Daye played with Lakers C Robert Sacre at Gonzaga for two seasons, from 2007 to 2009... Spurs G Danny Green and Lakers G Kendall Marshall played collegiately at North
Carolina… Spurs F Jeff Ayres grew up in Southern California, attending Etiwanda H.S. in Rancho Cucamonga ... Spurs F Kawhi Leonard also grew up in Southern California, attending Martin
Luther King H.S. in Riverside … Spurs G Tony Parker and Lakers G Xavier Henry were both born in Belgium.

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Game Leaders

  LAL   SAS  
Pau Gasol
pts Danny Green
Kent Bazemore
reb Matt Bonner
Kendall Marshall
ast Cory Joseph


Game Starters

  LAL   SAS  
Kendall Marshall g Tony Parker
Jodie Meeks g Danny Green
Pau Gasol c Tiago Splitter
Wesley Johnson f Tim Duncan
Kent Bazemore f Kawhi Leonard

Injury Report - LAKERS

  • Kobe Bryant:
    (fractured left knee) is out
  • Steve Nash:
    (nerve root irritation) is out
  • Nick Young:
    (sore knee) is questionable
  • Jordan Hill:
    (knee) is questionable

Injury Report - SPURS

  • No injuries reported.