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San Antonio Spurs vs LA Lakers: Prediction, Key Players, Injuries

By George Middleton

The San Antonio Spurs take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night at the AT&T Center.

The game is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on ESPN. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.

This is the second time the two teams face each other this season. The Spurs won in Los Angeles 93-80 on November 14.

How will the Spurs fare against the Lakers? We take a look at recent history, injuries, and key matchups to predict the outcome of the game!

Recent Games

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are 16-6 overall and 8-1 at home. They are coming off a win against the New York Knicks at home 109-95. They won the game despite not having Kawhi Leonard, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and Tim Duncan. Marco Belinelli led the Spurs with 22 points.

Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are 6-16 overall. They are coming off a 98-95 win at home against the Sacramento Kings. Kobe Bryant led the way with 32 points and 6 assists.


San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker- Tony Parker is listed as probable, as he has a mild strain left hamstring.

Kawhi Leonard- Kawhi Leonard is listed as questionable with a bruised left hand.

Patty Mills- Patty Mills remains out with a right shoulder injury.

Los Angeles Lakers

Julius Randle and Steve Nash– Out for Season

Xavier Henry– Xavier Henry is out with an Achilles injury.

Ryan Kelly– Ryan Kelly is out with a hamstring injury.

Players to Watch For Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bryant- In his 19th season Kobe Bryant is playing on a level nobody ever has that deep into their career. Bryant is averaging 25.5 points, 5 rebounds and 4.9 assists. Bryant needs 30 points to tie Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. In their first matchup of the season Bryant had the worst shooting night of his career when taking at least 10 shots, he went 1-14 from the field with 9 points.

Jordan Hill– Jordan Hill has been the Lakers most consistent player beside Bryant. He is having a career season, averaging 13 points and 9 rebounds. Hill also has 10 double doubles this season.

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Expect a fired up Bryant to keep it close for the Lakers, but the Spurs pull away in the second half as they are a much better team. Bryant surpasses Jordan on the scoring list with a big game on national television. Parker and Duncan dominate the game for the Spurs as they have favorable match ups.

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