Great game for the Spurs!! The LA Lakers [27-13] lost to the San Antonio Spurs [27-13] 103-91. The Lakers seem to be turning the ball over too much with 22 turnovers. Kobe Bryant scored 29 pts, with an impressive 12 rebounds, and 5 assists. Ronny Turiaf poured in 14 pts along with Sasha Vujacic and Lamar Odom's 11 pts. The Spurs are slowly getting back into their rhythm. Tim Duncan was simply outstanding with 28 pts, 17 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Manu Ginobili, as always, played great contributing 12 pts, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 8 steals. He's probably one of the reasons why the Lakers turned the ball over a lot. Tony Parker was subtle putting in 16 pts. Michael Finley and Brent Barry had 11 pts apiece. And whoa!! the Afr-I-CAN Ime Udoka added 18 pts [season high] and a block. "It takes a spark like that to change a game. You struggle so much to score points, and you work hard on defense to make something like that happen and it takes the air out of the other team, especially when you're at home," Duncan said. All in all, the Spurs played great and I just hope that tomorrow they put the Miami Heat on ice to freeze!.. Brrhhh!
According to first-hand accounts, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich did not throw a single chair in the halftime locker room Wednesday night. Unbelievably, he did not curse.... @ MySanAntonio
"They [Spurs] knock down two big 3s that gave them a cushion that they were able to play from the rest of the game.'' - Kobe Bryant
Manu Ginobili on being the Spurs Sixth Man