The Lakers ended a difficult 2013-14 regular season with an easy win over the NBA's best San Antonio Spurs.
With Kobe Bryant (knee), Pau Gasol (vertigo), Steve Nash (nerve root irritation), Chris Kaman (calf), Xavier Henry (knee, wrist) and Kent Bazemore (foot) all sidelined, the Lakers finished the season with a 27-55 record after 113-100 victory on the road.
The Spurs sat Tim Duncan and Marco Belinelli, along with Tony Parker in the second half, as they prepare for their first-round matchup against the Dallas Mavericks (49-32) or the Memphis Grizzlies (49-32).
Eight Lakers scored in double figures led by Jordan Hill with 18 points (and 14 rebounds). Nick Young scored 16, Kendall Marshall 15 (along with 11 assists), Ryan Kelly 12, Wesley Johnson with 11 (and 11 rebounds) and both Jordan Farmar and Robert Sacre contributed 10 apiece.
The Lakers shot 49.5% from the field and 40.7% from three-point range (11-27).
The Spurs finish at 62-20, after shooting 41.4% from the field and 33.3% from behind the arc (10-30).
The Lakers survived 319 missed player games due to injury to finish with the sixth worst record in the league.
Tony Parker sat out the second half, presumably resting for the upcoming playoffs.
The Lakers took advantage, out-scoring the Spurs by 11 in the third quarter.
The Lakers didn't have a turnover in either the first or third periods, but have seven for the game after a clumsy second period.
The Lakers gave up their double-digit lead in the second quarter, getting out-scored 28-18.
Wesley Johnson shot just 1-10 from the field but collected eight rebounds in 16 minutes.
Nick Young gave the Lakers seven points off the bench. The team shot 46.4% from the field and 50% from three-point range (4-8).
The Lakers (26-55) finish the 2013-14 regular season on Wednesday with a visit to the 62-19 San Antonio Spurs.
The Spurs have been known to sit starters near the end of the regular season.
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