On Sunday afternoon, the Lakers were able to avoid the same kind of disaster that befell them the last time they played San Antonio.
But it still didn’t go well, especially in the first half.
Here are five takeaways from the Lakers’ 119-98 loss to the Spurs.
1. This game tested the limits of Lakers Coach Luke Walton’s positivity. He thought the locker room was dead pre-game, which turned out to be a harbinger of what was to come in the first half.
2. To try to solve that energy issue, Walton turned to Thomas Robinson, who...