1/9/13 Lakers at Spurs Tonight at 5pm Pacific on ESPN

 

Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images
Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs

1/9/13

 5:00 PM Pacific time / 8:00 PM Eastern Time

AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX

TV:  Local: TWC Sportsnet, TWC Deportes  National: ESPN

Line: Los Angeles Lakers +13.5

2012-13 Records:

Los Angeles Lakers: 15-19, 11th in the Western Conference

San Antonio Spurs: 27-10, 2nd in the Western Conference

Record vs. each other (2012-13 season): Spurs 1-0 vs. the Lakers this season.

  • Lakers are spriling downward at a rapid pace this season. They’ve lost 5 of their last 6 and have dropped to 4 games back of the 8th and final playoff spot in the West.
  • The Spurs have won 10 straight games at home and are 14-2 overall at home this season.
  • Kobe Bryant is coming off a game where he scored 20 points against the Houston Rockets, modest by his standards. Kobe had gone 17 straight games with scoring 27 or more before last night.
  • The Lakers will be again without their 3 best big men, Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill. Steve Blake is also still out due to injury.
  • To show just how much the Lakers have fallen, the line in this game has the Lakers as 13 1/2 point underdogs.

– Fern Rea “@fullcourtfern”

  • I’m amazed, I have to admit. Seldom do I encounter a blog that’s equally educative and amusing, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the head. The issue is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. Now i’m very happy that I found this in my hunt for something relating to this.