In a clash of Western Conference rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers hosted the San Antonio Spurs in a potential first round preview of the 2013 NBA postseason. In order for that matchup to become a reality, however, both team needed a win.
So who picked up the W?
The Spurs entered this game at 58-21 overall and 23-16 on the road. They're .5 games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder for first in the West.
The Lakers, meanwhile, are preparing for their first game without Kobe Bryant. At 43-37 overall and 27-12 at home, the Lakers are just 1.0 game ahead of the Utah Jazz for the final postseason spot and are on the wrong end of the tiebreaker.
So which team secured the victory in a must-win game? Check the video above to find out.