Playing on the second night of back-to-back games, the Lakers fell behind quickly in the first quarter and were completely out of contention by the halftime.
Although the Lakers were only outscored by seven points in the second half, the Spurs had built a big enough lead by halftime, 61-34, that they didn't have to strain to get the win.
Spurs power forward
Meanwhile, the Lakers shot 34.1% from the field and 19% from three-point range. Power forward
The Lakers fall to 22-44 on the season, 27 1/2 games behind the first-place Spurs (49-16).
The Spurs host the
The Lakers gave a better performance in the third quarter, but not enough to make a dent against the Spurs.
The Spurs didn't need much help from
The Lakers hit just 17.6% from long distance (3-17) but made up some ground on the line, taking 19 free throws to the Spurs' eight.
The Lakers simply didn't compete in the first half against the Spurs, falling behind by 27 points.
Meanwhile, the Lakers shot only 26.2% from the field with nine turnovers.
The Spurs had 12 different players score in the first half, with
San Antonio shot 44.6% from the field and dominated the boards, 35-22.
The Lakers went on a significant scoring drought against the Spurs in San Antonio, falling behind by 15 after the first quarter.
After a respectable start that saw the Lakers take a 10-9 lead, the team fell apart over the final 5 1/2 minutes, getting outscored 20-4 by the Spurs to finish the period.
The Lakers (22-43) visit the San Antonio Spurs (48-16) on Friday evening to play their second game on consecutive nights.
The Spurs have the best record in the
The Lakers are still without
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