GameDay: LA Lakers at San Antonio Spurs

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Lakers at Spurs

8:30 p.m. Wednesday, AT&T Center, San Antonio


Season records: Lakers 45-37, third in Pacific Division;

Spurs 58-24, first in Southwest

Series: Spurs lead best-of-seven series 1-0

About the Lakers: It’s evident that the Lakers haven’t quite adjusted to life without Kobe Bryant, who suffered a season-ending torn Achilles tendon on April 12. ... Entering the playoffs on a five-game winning streak, the Lakers lost Sunday’s opener 91-79, posting their third-lowest point total of the season. ... Dwight Howard (20 points, 15 rebounds), Pau Gasol (16 points, 16 rebounds) and Steve Nash (16 points, two boards) accounted for 52 Lakers points and 33 of their 44 rebounds in the opener. ... The Lakers shot 41 percent from the field, including 3 of 15 from 3-point range, and got only 10 points from their bench. ... For the Lakers, the only thing from the opener worth writing home about was the in-game Twitter commentary from Bryant.

About the Spurs: The Spurs weren’t exactly smooth operators on offense in Game 1 either, shooting just 37.6 percent from the field — their lowest percentage in the playoffs since 2003. ... The Spurs limited their turnovers to nine, which the Lakers turned into only five points. ... San Antonio made 12 steals and pressured LA into 18 total turnovers. ... Manu Ginobili, playing in his second game after missing more than three weeks with a strained hamstring, scored 18 points in 19 minutes, including eight straight to end the third quarter as San Antonio upped its lead to 70-57. Tony Parker, still not fully recovered from leg and ankle injuries, had 18 points and eight assists while Tim Duncan, who turns 37 on Thursday, added 17 points and 10 rebounds. — Dwain Price

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