The Lakers were thoroughly outclassed on Friday night, getting dominated in San Antonio by the Spurs, 119-85.
In early February, the Lakers ran out of players in an odd win at Cleveland over the Cavaliers, 119-108.
Kobe Bryant forgot to mention someone of note in his rant about the Lakers’ future.
The San Antonio Spurs have survived injuries to Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, Tiago Splitter and Danny Green to climb to an NBA-best 48-16.
Oklahoma City Thunder 131 - Lakers 102 (end of regulation)
Kobe Bryant is done for the season, but he's already eyeballing next year with high expectations.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The look on Coach Mike D'Antoni's face said it all while Steve Nash took part in an individual workout Thursday morning.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni says he doesn't think about whether he'll be back next season, preferring instead to chronicle the progress of the team, not his job security.
The Lakers (22-43) visit Oklahoma City (47-17) on Thursday night and a chance to upset twice in a row one of the top teams in the NBA.
In late January, Hall of Fame point guard Magic Johnson declared a cease-fire on the Lakers, deciding to halt his public criticism of the team.
[Updated, 11:38 a.m. PST March 12: The Lakers said Wednesday that Kobe Byrant would not play for the rest of this season.
Eric Pincus has covered the NBA for over a decade. His focus is on the minutia of teams trying to win a championship , as well as a deeper understanding of the game of basketball and the league itself. @EricPincus
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