How different are the San Antonio Spurs now that Tim Duncan has retired?
They aren’t, Lakers Coach Luke Walton said before the Lakers played the Spurs on Thursday night. Then the Spurs proved that about 90 minutes later, the same old dominating Spurs.
More than usual, actually.
They beat the Lakers, 134-94, at the AT&T Center, one game after suffering a loss that broke a nine-game home winning streak. It was the largest margin of victory ever for the Spurs against the Lakers and the most points the Spurs have scored this season. The Lakers fell to 15-28 while the Spurs improved to 31-8.
Pau Gasol didn’t miss a shot, making all nine field-goal...