facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

NBA: San Antonio 108, LA Lakers 105

Jan. 9, 2013 at 11:29 PM   |   Comments

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Tony Parker led San Antonio to a big fourth-quarter lead Wednesday and the Spurs held on to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-105.

The Lakers lost their fifth straight game and have fallen five games below the breakeven mark.

San Antonio bounced back from an unexpected loss to New Orleans to win for the ninth time in 11 contests and the Spurs improved their home record to 15-2 -- best in the NBA.

Parker hit 10-of-16 shots from the field and scored 24 points. San Antonio led by 16 with 7:11 to play, then fought off the Lakers thanks in part to a key 3-pointer from Manu Ginobili with 43 seconds remaining.

Ginobili had 19 points and both Tiago Splitter and Stephen Jackson had 14. Jackson was ejected from the game with 3:32 to play.

Kobe Bryant scored 27 points for the Lakers, but made just 10-of-24 shots. The Lakers will now play four consecutive home games, although two of them will be against defending conference champions Oklahoma City and Miami.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Former L.A. Laker has his Florida driver's license suspended Former L.A. Laker has his Florida driver's license suspended
2
Jonathan Dwyer of the Cardinals arrested on assault charges Jonathan Dwyer of the Cardinals arrested on assault charges
3
FCS Game of the Week: Montana at North Dakota State
4
Panthers' Greg Hardy takes voluntary leave of absence Panthers' Greg Hardy takes voluntary leave of absence
5
Cornhuskers collide with Hurricanes
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback