The San Antonio Spurs dominated the Lakers in Game 3 of their first-round playoff matchup to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series with a 120-89 victory on Friday night at
The Lakers couldn't overcome injuries to
The Spurs were led by power forward
In almost 31 minutes, Howard led the Lakers with 25 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field and 7 of 15 from the free-throw line while collecting 11 rebounds. Power forward
The Lakers shot 43.2% from the field and had 13 turnovers. They hit 15 of 25 from the free-throw line. What they didn't do was defend a lick.
Game 4 is on Sunday.
The Spurs pushed their lead over the Lakers to 22 points to end the third quarter as they continued to shoot well from the field.
San Antonio is now shooting an impressive 62.7% for the game. Power forward
The Lakers are shooting 43.3% from the field. Guard
San Antonio center
The Lakers fell behind San Antonio by as many 18 points in the second quarter of Game 3 before making a run behind the scoring of reserve-turned-starting guard
The second-year guard, who was signed in mid-April after theAchilles' tendon injury to All-Star guard
Goudelock leads all scorers with 14 points, making 5 of 8 shots from the field. The Lakers are shooting 42.9% for the game.
The Spurs are shooting 59% from the field.
Despite a starting lineup, which featured
The Lakers looked overmatched in the first quarter against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 on Friday night at
As a team, the Lakers shot only 34.8% from the field.
The Spurs shot 61.1%, scoring at ease with
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