Back from the All-Star break, the
The Lakers overcame a 15-point deficit to close to within six points on a
Bryant suffered a scare in the final minutes, suffering what appeared to be a dislocated finger.
Trainer Gary Vitti tended to Bryant, who tried to return to the court without taking a play off. Because
Patty Mills put the Lakers away with an open three-pointer, the Spurs improving to 46-9 on the season -- despite playing Friday without All-Star forward
Parker matched Bryant with 25 points. The Spurs also got 16 from
The Lakers shot 49.4% from the field, 45.5% !0 of 22) from three-point range and 88.5% (23 of 26) from the free-throw line. The Spurs shot 54.5%, 50.0% (6 of 12) and 94.4% (17 of 18), respectively.
The Lakers got 21 points from Williams, 20 from Jordan Clarkson, 11 from
Both Randle (15 rebounds) and Duncan (13) had double-doubles.
The Lakers (11-45) travel to play the Chicago Bulls (27-26) on Sunday. The Spurs next visit the