NBA Game Summary - LA Lakers at San Antonio
(Tuesday, November 13th)
Final Score: San Antonio 107, LA Lakers 92
San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Tony Parker scored 26 points and had nine assists, and the San Antonio Spurs routed the Los Angeles Lakers, 107-92.
Bruce Bowen scored 23 points, drilling all six three-pointers he attempted for the Spurs, who won their fourth straight. Manu Ginobili scored 17 points, and Matt Bonner chipped in 15 points for San Antonio.
Kobe Bryant scored 18 points on 9-of-19 shooting, 0-for-5 on three-pointers, with nine rebounds and five assists for the Lakers, who have dropped two of three. Jordan Farmar scored 16 points off the bench, and Andrew Bynum finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
The game was even early, with the Spurs going on top thanks to a 9-0 run that bridged the first two quarters. Bowen drained a three with 35 seconds left in the first, and Fabricio Oberto dropped in a layup in the first minute of the second quarter to put the Spurs ahead 23-15.
San Antonio took control late in the first half. After a Derek Fisher jumper put the Lakers up 34-33 with 5:32 left, the Spurs responded with a 21-4 run to close out the half. Bonner scored eight points in the stretch, including two threes, and Bowen made a three with 38 seconds left that gave the Spurs a 54-38 lead at the break.
Ginobili nailed a three and Bowen sank two free throws to boost the San Antonio lead to 73-53 with 3:23 left in the third quarter, and the Spurs took a 79-62 lead into the fourth quarter.
The Spurs lead tapped out at 22 points early in the fourth quarter, and the Lakers never mounted a serious charge.
The Lakers won the battle of the boards, 50-40...San Antonio sank 14-of-15 free throws, while the Lakers made 18-of-21...The teams had similar field-goal percentages; the Spurs shot 44 percent, the Lakers 43.9 percent. The difference was behind the arc, where the Spurs, led by Bowen, made 13-of-27 (48.1 percent), and Lakers made only 2-of-16 (12.5 percent).
11/14 00:03:09 ET