San Antonio 121, L.A. Lakers 97

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 20, 2012 9:30 PM
Location - AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #16 David Guthrie, #13 Monty McCutchen
Attendance - 18581

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Lakers 25 27 21 24 97
San Antonio 32 24 35 30 121

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 40-24 25-7 15-17 L1
San Antonio 46-16 26-5 20-11 W6

Recap


SPURS 121, LAKERS 97: Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili combined for 61 points as host San Antonio ran its winning streak to six and spoiled Kobe Bryant's return to the lineup.

Duncan had 21 points and eight boards, and Parker and Ginobili scored 20 apiece as the Spurs routed the Lakers for the second time in four days to maintain their hold on the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.

Parker added 10 assists and had a double-double by the end of the third quarter, in which San Antonio shredded Los Angeles by shooting 72.2 percent to open a 91-73 lead. The Spurs shot 61 percent for the game.

Bryant, playing for the first time after missing seven games with a left shin injury, scored 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting. The loss sliced the Lakers' lead atop the Pacific Division to a half-game over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Bryant's jumper to open the second half pulled the Lakers within 56-54 before the Spurs took off. San Antonio hit 11 of its first 14 shots in the quarter and used an 11-0 burst to surge ahead 84-65 with 3:30 to go.

Andrew Bynum added 17 points for Los Angeles but managed only two rebounds nine days after grabbing a career-high 30 boards in a 98-84 win in San Antonio.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Bryant, the league's leading scorer, had not played since April 6 against Houston, his longest absence since sitting out 14 games in 2005. ... The Spurs are averaging 115.2 points during their six-game winning streak and have won each by double figures. ... Bynum had a streak of 20 consecutive free throws made until a miss in the final minute of the third quarter.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   San Antonio
Kobe Bryant 18 Scoring Tim Duncan 21
Steve Blake 5 Assists Tony Parker 10
Pau Gasol 8 Rebounds Tim Duncan 8
Andrew Bynum 7 Free Throws Made Manu Ginobili 5
Metta World Peace 3 Steals Tim Duncan 3
Pau Gasol 2 Blocks Tim Duncan 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 97 43.4 6-14 25-30 19 29 4 9 15
San Antonio 121 61.0 10-15 17-18 27 42 5 9 16

Upcoming Games

  • San Antonio will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Spurs have a W/L % of .739 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against Oklahoma City. The Lakers have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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