San Antonio Spurs vs. L.A. Lakers: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights
Well, it’s all but over in L.A., as the San Antonio Spurs absolutely dominated the L.A. Lakers 120-89—which was the worse playoff loss in franchise history for the Lakers.
Tim Duncan just crushed the Lakers from the start, ending the night with 26 points on 12-of-16 shooting.
The Lakers defense on Duncan throughout Friday night was atrocious to say the least. To be honest, the Lakers defense, or lack there of, was awful everywhere they were on the hardwood.
Dwight Howard, Andrew Goudelock and Darius Morris combined for 69 of the Lakers 89 points, and that wasn’t even close to being enough.
In somewhat shocking news, Metta World Peace was non-existent, scoring 0 points on 0-of-6 shooting in 17 minutes of actions.
There wasn’t really anything the Spurs did poorly. They dominated the glass, owned the paint on offense and frustrated the Lakers every second of the game.
It will take a miracle, like Kobe returning to the floor at full health, for the Lakers to win a single game in this series.
Game 4 is coming up on Sunday evening, and if Friday night taught us anything it’s that the Lakers are going to get crushed.
Forty-two points combined for Morris & Goudelock and the Lakers are still down by 27.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) April 27, 2013
The Spurs are 51-of-82 from the floor. Yes, that's right. 50-of-81.
Spurs 120, Lakers 87—1:11 remaining in the 4th quarter
Pau Gasol with the most underwhelming triple double you'll ever see—11 points (50.0 FG%), 13 rebounds and 10 assists.
Spurs 107, Lakers 81—3:58 remaining in the 4th quarter
And the mass fan exodus begins with 5:40 to go and the Spurs up 101-75— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) April 27, 2013
For a second I was wondering why Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol are still in the game. But then I remembered the Lakers can't play guys who are wearing suits on their bench.
Spurs 101, Lakers 75—5:54 remaining in the 4th quarter
The Lakers could go to scrub time, but that's actually been their lineup for the entire game.
Spurs 97, Lakers 75—6:55 remaining in the 4th quarter
Dwight Howard, Darius Morris and Andrew Goudelock have scored 60 of the Lakers 75 points. #WOW
I'm assuming L.A. fans want Phil to suit up and get on the court, because that's the only way he could "help" this awful team.
"we want Phil" chants...as if he could do any better with this depleted roster— J.A. Adande (@jadande) April 27, 2013
Lakers are shooting 42.6 percent from the field, 21.4 percent from deep and have 11 turnovers. Oh yea, and their defense is at a middle school level right now.
Spurs 97, Lakers 72—7:42 remaining in the 4th quarter
I wonder if the Spurs can win by the Lakers' three-point shooting percentage? That would be a 21 point win for the Spurs right now.
Spurs 97, Lakers 72—7:55 remaining in the 4th quarter
I think it's somewhat comical that the Lakers fans are really upset at the refs tonight. It's like they actually believe the refs are a major reason why they are down by 20 plus.
Silly Lakers fans.
Spurs 90, Lakers 69—10:07 remaining in the 4th quarter
2-0 run for the Lakers is stymied by a three ball by Manu Ginobili. That was the Lakers biggest hope, to go on a 20-0 run.
Spurs 88, Lakers 65—11:16 remaining in the 4th quarter
When Lakers 1st assembled you figured there'd be at least 1 All-star on court at any given time. Never guessed it would be Antawn Jamison— J.A. Adande (@jadande) April 27, 2013
To put the Lakers' 63 points through three quarters into perspective—the Denver Nuggets had 66 points at the half in their Game 3 against the Golden State Warriors.
Spurs 85, Lakers 63—end of the 3rd quarter
Bad news for the Spurs is that Tiago Splitter is down under the basket right now. Will update as the info comes.
The Spurs are shooting 62.5 percent from the field as a team, and they've only committed nine turnovers.
That's a testament to the Lakers awful defense. I'm still not sold on the Spurs being the favorite in the West, mainly because the Lakers they've faced in the playoffs is no where near the other competition in the West.
Spurs 81, Lakers 59—2:53 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Jack is all over the officials. That's when you know things are not going well in terms of officiating. Doesn't help when Lakers are down.— Laker Nation (@LakerNation) April 27, 2013
Dwight Howard jawwing with Tim Duncan as he walked to the bench after that technical.
The look on Duncan's face said it all. He looked at D12 like "Yea, I'm better than you. What are you going to do about it?"
Spurs 77, LAkers 59—3:45 remaining in the 3rd quarter
One of the big differences between the Spurs and the Lakers right now is the Spurs' ability to wait patiently for good, open looks to come up.
Jordan Hill sighting for the Lakers. Who knows, maybe he'll help the Lakers ...#EmptyHopes
Spurs 76, Lakers 59—4:44 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Dwight is getting hammered as the announcers just mentioned. It's actually shocking he's not getting to the line.— Laker Nation (@LakerNation) April 27, 2013
The Lakers are loving them some Andrew Goudelock right now—with 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting.
It's like they forget they are sitll down by 16 points.
Spurs 73, Lakers 57—6:07 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Good news ... Tim Duncan missed a shot. Bad news ... The Lakers didn't get the rebound and the Spurs still scored.
Spurs 71, Lakers 53—7:23 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Make that 10-of-11 for Tim Duncan—20 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and one steal.
It's unreal how much space the Lakers are giving him. Absolutely unreal. They don't even deserve to be on the same floor as the Spurs right now.
Spurs 67, Lakers 51—8:56 remaining in the 3rd quarter
If I was Mike D'Antoni I'd call a timeout and say: "So yea, look at the scoreboard ... Have you heard of Tim Duncan? GUARD HIM."
Duncan opened the half with consecutive buckets, and is now 8 for 9 (16 pts). LAL, however, answered both hoops (Morris, Howard).
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) April 27, 2013
Spurs 63, Lakers 51—9:28 remaining in the 3rd quarter
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