In December, the Lakers beat the Spurs in San Antonio, 112-110, led by
San Antonio fell to the Lakers without
For the Lakers, Tarik Black (ankle) is doubtful, while Julius Randle (knee) and
Leonard is the reigning
In addition to his offense, Leonard is one of the better perimeter defenders in the league.
In Bryant's absence, the Lakers will likely need Young, Jeremy Lin,
The Spurs still rely on
Through 38 appearances, Duncan is averaging a double-double with 14.9 points and 10.1 rebounds, along with 2 blocks and 3.2 assists.
At are 38, Duncan is still a major contributor for his team.
The Lakers have some size in
The true difficulty in dealing with San Antonio is the team's willingness to share the ball. It's not about stopping Duncan, or Leonard, but
The Spurs let their guard down in December, but the Lakers will be hard-pressed to end their six-game losing streak in San Antonio on Friday.