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Spurs win ninth straight, easily get by Lakers

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The San Antonio Spurs had an impressive game shooting the ball, finishing 48-98 (49.0%) from the field, including 13-27 (48.1%) from beyond the arc, to dominate the Los Angeles Lakers, 119-85. San Antonio (49-16) has now won nine straight contests, dating back to a 120-110 victory over the Detroit Pistons on February 26th.

Danny Green scored 15 points on 5-11 shooting, including 5-8 on 3-point attempts. San Antonio also got solid performances from Matt Bonner with 13 points and 10 rebounds, Aron Baynes with 12 points and 8 rebounds, and Cory Joseph with 11 points and 7 assists. On 8-16 shooting, Pau Gasol scored 18 points for Los Angeles in the loss. He also added 11 rebounds.

As expected, the edge on the defensive glass went to the Spurs (85.2% DR%), who took advantage of the Lakers 29th-ranked offensive rebounding (20.3% OR% on the season). Meanwhile, the Spurs rank fourth in the NBA at collecting defensive rebounds with a DR% of 76.0%. The Spurs combined an eFG% of 55.6% with 48.1% 3-point shooting. They are 22-2 this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Lakers, on the other hand, are winless (0-10) when allowing opponents to hit those marks.

This drops Los Angeles (22-44) to 0-2 against San Antonio on the year.

Next up on Sunday, the Lakers get an opportunity for redemption against Spurs.


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