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in Die Schule 18.08.2015 11:08
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SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs could empathize with the Los Angeles Lakers, who could be without superstar guard Kobe Bryant for the rest of the season.But after dealing with a string of their own injuries and coming off an embarrassing loss, the Spurs did not rest against their longtime rivals.Tony Parker scored 17 points and San Antonio never trailed in rolling to 99-85 victory Friday night over a depleted Lakers team that potentially has lost Bryant to injury for the third straight season.Bryant tore his right rotator cuff Wednesday in New Orleans. The injury will be re-examined Monday before the Lakers decide whether the superstar guard needs potentially season-ending surgery.Its a big change, its totally different, Parker said of the Lakers being without Bryant. Its not the same team, obviously. Kobes a great leader. They made it hard on us last time we played them. It (was) different this time but for us considering the situation and coming back late, its a good win for us.Bryant had 22 points and nine assists in the Lakers 112-110 overtime victory in San Antonio on Dec. 12. Without the 19-year veteran, the Lakers never trailed by less than 10 points Friday after the 4:22 mark of the opening quarter.Kawhi Leonard had 15 points and 14 rebounds, Manu Ginobili scored 15 points and Tim Duncan added 14 points for San Antonio, which has won nine of its last 12.The Lakers failed to hit the rim on their first two shots and shot 29 per cent from the field in the opening quarter while searching for a consistent scorer without Bryant.Nick Young scored 17 points to lead the Lakers, who lost their seventh straight. Rookie point guard and San Antonio native Jordan Clarkson had 11 points and four assists in his first career start.One of the few bright spots was Clarkson, who had six of the Lakers first eight points and finished 5-for-9 shooting from the field.I did a better job of controlling (the pace) today, Clarkson said. Now Ive just got to work on getting guys in their spots and just getting what we want in the half-court offence.He could look to the Spurs for the blueprint on how to do so.San Antonio used balanced scoring to cruise after jumping out to a 17-point lead in the first quarter against a Lakers team that was already minus Steve Nash and rookie Julius Randle before losing Bryant.The Spurs led by as many as 23 points and outrebounded the Lakers 52-40.San Antonio shot 6 for 23 in the third quarter, but still maintained a double-digit lead.Wesley Johnsons 3-pointer pulled the Lakers within 76-66 with 10 minutes remaining in the game.Theyre NBA players, Leonard said of the rally. The Lakers are always competitive, thats the organization. If youre not winning games, youre going to want to come out and try to win a game, youre not just going to quit. Just give them credit for fighting the whole 48 minutes.San Antonio responded with a 7-0 run in the ensuing minute, including a 3-pointer by Patty Mills after he stripped Ronnie Price of the inbounds pass.Coming off a humbling 104-81 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night, the Spurs were not about to let this one get away.Its easier to focus, to be ready when you were embarrassed, Ginobili said. We played a terrible game yesterday, so we were willing to be back on the court and sort of redeem ourselves.TIP-INSLakers: The Lakers have missed 323 total games this season due to injury, which is almost 50 more than Denver, the second-highest team. ... G Jeremy Lin left the locker room immediately following the game after not playing for the first time in three years while active. Lin did not play due to a coachs decision as Scott used Clarkson and Ronnie Price at point guard. ... C Tarik Black missed the game after spraining his right ankle Wednesday against New Orleans. Black had six points and two rebounds in 20 minutes in the 96-80 loss to the Pelicans.Spurs: San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich is five wins shy of 1,000 career victories. He is 995-460 in 19 seasons with the Spurs. ... G Marco Belinelli (strained left groin) missed his eighth straight game and 14th overall. ... G Danny Green is the only guard among five players in the league that are averaging at least one steal and one block per game this season.JUNK MAILPopovich has a reply for all the teams that are sending him literature in support of their players being selected as reserves for the All-Star game: Save the postage. We got some interesting things in the mail from people who were politicking for their guys, Popovich said a bit tongue in cheek. 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