The Los Angeles Lakers have won two wins in their last three meetings in San Antonio. The Spurs look to remain unbeaten at the AT&T Center.
The news broke that Kobe Bryant had made the decision the this season would be his last in the NBA. This marks the final tour for the Lakers star-player.
Bryant has had great performances when the Lakers visited the Alamo City. Friday night may not be as explosive, but rest assure, Bryant will get a rousing ovation from the San Antonio faithful when his Lakers come into town.
We are not accustomed to seeing the Los Angeles Lakers sport a losing record as they have this season. They are sitting at just three wins and 19 losses. A season of more downs than ups. You hate to see Bryant go out in his final season this way.
In their last game, the Lakers went into overtime and were defeated by the Minnesota Timberwolves, 123-122. In that game, Bryant was impressed by the way rookie D’Angelo Russell played.
He will be facing another strong point-guard on Friday–Tony Parker.
Parker and the Spurs are coming off of what could possibly be their worst outing the team has seen from their starting five. Kawhi Leonard was in the starting lineup but you could tell through the first three quarters, he was not himself. Leonard finished with nine points.
The bench was key in keeping the Spurs in their game against the much improved Toronto Raptors.
San Antonio (15-8) return home where they look to get everything flowing. Coming off of a game where their opponent shoot 57.8-perecent from the floor, facing a struggling team like the Lakers could not have come at a better time.
- Who: Los Angeles Lakers (3-19) at San Antonio Spurs (18-5)
- Time: 9:30 PM EST
- Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
- National: ESPN Local: Fox Sports Southwest
- Radio: WOAI 1200 AM
Los Angeles Lakers
- Jordan Clarkson (sprained right ankle) is questionable.
San Antonio Spurs
- None To Report