The Lakers snagged their seventh-straight win since the All-Star break as they smacked the Spurs on San Antonio's home court.
All season long L.A. has been criticized and condemned by the media because of a few lapses, including a loss to the lowly LeBron-less Cavs.
After being NBA champs for two consecutive seasons, the Lakers have set the bar high, so their every failure is dramatized.
While they probably won't secure a No. 1 seed this season, the Lakers sure came out ready to play for the second half of the year, and they will be the team to beat once the playoffs begin.
Here are five things that the Lakers showcased in their big win.