After defeating the Orlando Magic, the Spurs next faced the Western Conference leading Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles.
With the Spurs regular season history of losing to the elite Western Conference teams, coming into this game against, it would have seemed the Spurs were in for a loss.
To recap the the game, I turned to three huge Spurs fans and fans of Project Spurs to help recap today’s game against the Lakers via Twitter. So without further adieu, here is Conner, Carlos and Rita to breakdown the Spurs game Twitter style!
First Quarter recap by Conner aka spurtd21
At the end of the first quarter it was Lakers 24, Spurs 22.
Second Quarter recap by Carlos aka carlos_vnzla
At the half the Spurs were leading the Lakers, 48-40.
Third Quarter recap by Rita aka rita202109
After three quarters, the Spurs were leading the Lakers 67-59.
Fourth Quarter recap by Rita aka rita202109
Spurs win and seal a playoff birth for the 13th consecutive time! Final from Los Angeles, 100-81.
- Bad news for the Spurs as George Hill injured his ankle in the second quarter after stepping on the foot of Lakers’ Derek Fisher. He did not play the rest of the game. X-Rays were negative but he did suffer a sprained ankle.
- Manu Ginobili scored 32 points in the victory against the Lakers. He also picked up a technical foul when he and Ron Artest got tangled up on an in bound play.
- Tim Duncan scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Richard Jefferson scored 14 points.
- Spurs opened the second half of the game on an 11-4 run.
- Spurs shot 48.7% from the field, 38.9% from the three-point line, 79.2% from the free-throw line.
- Spurs committed 13 turnovers, outscored the Lakers 48-40 in the paint, and their largest lead was 19 points.
- Spurs bench outperformed the Lakers bench scoring 20 points while the Lakers bench scored four points.
- Spurs grabbed 41 rebounds while the Lakers grabbed 34.
- With the win, the Spurs record is now 47-29 and remain in the seventh spot in the Western Conference playoff standings.
- The Spurs have beaten the Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, and Oklahoma City Thunder. All playoff bound teams.
- The Spurs will next face the Sacramento Kings Tuesday in Sacramento.