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L.A. Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs: Postgame Grades and Analysis

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L.A. Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs: Postgame Grades and Analysis
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There seems to be little the Los Angeles Lakers can do to stop the San Antonio Spurs through two games of their opening round playoff series. 

The Spurs brought their offensive A-game to go up 2-0 in the series, courtesy of a 102-91 win. 

San Antonio shot 51.2 percent from the field, and were led by Tony Parker's 28 points. The Spurs point guard went through a couple lengthy scoring binges, putting the game out of reach for Los Angeles.

Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard chimed in with 16 points of their own, while Manu Ginobili had another strong game off the bench, with 13 points and seven assists.

For the Lakers, it was another confusing outing. Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol both played well in the first half, but fell off the map after the intermission. Howard and Steve Blake led the team with 16 points each, but they could do little to stop the San Antonio machine.

Things turn to Los Angeles as these two teams take to the Staples Center Friday night for Game 3. The Lakers need more from their big names, as well as some sort of defensive strategy to stop the San Antonio backcourt from burning them up.

Let's hit the Bleacher Report classroom and see how the teams graded out in the Spurs' Game 2 win.

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