With the Lakers' 99-85 win at STAPLES Center, Los Angeles and San Antonio have played 70 games against one another in the regular season and playoffs combined since the start of the 1998-99 season. Through those 70 games, the series score is now even, 35-35.
They are tied through TEN YEARS of playing each other.
Has there been anything in the last 10 years with that kind of staying power?
Look at the standings and see L.A. and San Antonio seeded 1-2 in the West yet again. These two teams, like their rivalry, are unrivaled.
Pretty amazing stuff, indeed.