The Laker's came into San Antonio after breaking a record of most single digit game wins in NBA History(6). The beat up Spurs without Tony Parker have been struggling to regain their full strength due to injuries throughout the season. Coach Popovich had gone through over 20 different lineups while Parker was sitting on the sideline. The Spurs had been up and down this whole season and were in 7th place in the Western Conference heading into this game.
The game started rough for the Lakers as the Spurs "Rising Hill", George hill led the Spurs to a comfortable 7 point lead at the half with all leading scorers with 18 points and 4 assists with Manu Ginobli who had 12 points. On the other hand the Lakers weren't done yet. Kobe had jus passed Alex English for the 12th spot in the scoring list. Right off the bat the Laker's open up the second half with a Fisher three to claw their way back into the game. Lamar and Kobe combine for 10 points in the third and the Laker's lead by 5 heading into the 4th and final quarter.
It seemed like Hill and Ginobli couldn't carry the team in the second half and the Laker's yet once again win a hard fought battle on Latin Night. Final score Los Laker's 92 and Los Spur's 83.