Lakers Gameday


Lakers
113
27 - 55
San Antonio Spurs

100
62 - 20

Tip-Off: 5:00PM PST

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX

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Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TOT
LAL 33 18 35 27 113
SAS 23 28 24 25 100
San Antonio Spurs

100
62 - 20

Hill Leads Lakers Over Spurs in Finale, 113-100

By NBA on April 16, 2014

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Jordan Hill had 18 points and 14 rebounds and the Lakers closed their worst season since they moved to Los Angeles with a 113-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.

Nick Young scored 16 points and Kendall Marshall added 15 points to help Los Angeles close the season with a two-game winning streak.

The Lakers (27-55) are expected to look dramatically different next season after finishing with their worst record since moving to Los Angeles.

Kawhi Leonard had 14 points to lead San Antonio, which did not have anyone play more than 27 minutes. The Spurs (62-19) had an opportunity to match their best record, but opted to rest in preparation for defense of their conference title.

San Antonio (62-19) had an opportunity to match its best record, but no Spurs played more than 27 minutes to rest in preparation for defense of their conference title. Austin Daye had 13 points in 14 minutes and Tiago Splitter, Tony Parker and Cory Joseph had 12 points apiece.
Spurs veterans Tim Duncan and Marco Belinelli both sat out the game for rest.

San Antonio was listless throughout much of the game, but its 9-for-28 start had more to do with missing open shots than Los Angeles' defense. The Spurs were 10 for 29 on 3s, having numerous shots bound off the side of the rim.

Hill flourished with Duncan out of the lineup, dunking twice and having a tip follow while going 3 for 5 to open the game.

NOTES: Duncan missed seven games this season with all but one for rest. The exception was when he sat out the team's second game of the season, a victory over the Lakers on Nov. 1, with a bruised chest. . Lakers G Steve Nash (nerve root irritation) worked out before the game, but did not play. . San Antonio Stars guard Kayla McBride, the No. 3 overall pick in Tuesday's WNBA draft, was introduced during the opening quarter.

Game Notes

2013-14 Season Series: The Lakers currently trail the season series to the Spurs 0-3.

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 2-8 against the Spurs ... At
home, the Lakers are 4-6 in their last 10 regular season games against San Antonio ...
Overall, the Lakers are 12-16 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
postseason.

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 the University of
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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  LAL   SAS  
Jordan Hill
18
pts Kawhi Leonard
14
Jordan Hill
14
reb Matt Bonner
8
Kendall Marshall
11
ast Manu Ginobili
5

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  LAL   SAS  
Kendall Marshall g Tony Parker
Jodie Meeks g Danny Green
Jordan Hill c Tiago Splitter
Ryan Kelly f Tim Duncan
Wesley Johnson f Kawhi Leonard

Injury Report - LAKERS

  • Kobe Bryant:
    (fractured left knee) is out
  • Pau Gasol:
    (vertigo) is out
  • Chris Kaman:
    (calf) is doubtful
  • Xavier Henry:
    (wrist,knee) is out
  • Kent Bazemore:
    (foot) is out
  • Steve Nash:
    (nerve) is out

Injury Report - SPURS

  • Matt Bonner:
    (calf) is out