The Lakers continued to struggle on the road as they got beaten by the Spurs Tuesday night. The Spurs pretty much controlled this game after the first five minutes, holding at one point a 20 point lead.

The Lakers made a late run in the fourth to make the game interesting, but the Spurs finished with the final run to rout the Lakers.

The Spurs bench really stepped up tonight with four players scoring 8 or more off the bench. Parker and Duncan killed the Lakers tonight as they combined for 47 points. As a team the Spurs shot over 57% from the field, one of the highest the Lakers have allowed in quite some time.

San Antonio had 29 assists to only 10 turnovers, whereas the Lakers had 13 assits to 14 turnovers.

The Lakers just weren’t in sync tonight as the Spurs got their hands on more loose balls and hit the open jumpers.

Now, the bests of the day…

Top 3 Laker Performers -

1) Kobe fought through the pain and had 16 points on 7 of 10 shooting in 32 minutes.

2) Shannon Brown continues his impressive play off the bench with good shooting and two steals.

3) Bynum was aggressive tonight with 23 points on 23 shots. He does need to get to the line more.

Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Fisher shot 1 of 4 and didn’t do much at all.

Play of the Night: Brown’s dunk on the break in the fourth.

What to Look for Next Game: The Lakers take on the Mavericks Wednesday night in a back to back. Should be a higher scoring game

Ticket Info: Lakers play Monday on Martin Luther King day vs. Orlando in a NBA Finals rematch. TLN special with tickets in sec 316 starting at $90 each. E-Mail me at Steve@AveryTickets.com or call 213-221-7681 for info on how to lock these tickets up today!

Go Lakers!

  • http://vinginor@aol.com onlyone laker fan in L.A.

    That game was horrible. San Antonio is a better team.
    Mitch help we need a bench that can score more than 6 points. This is fuckin crazy.
    Everyone is hurt now .
    La mar Bynum Shannon Farmar step up dont count on Kobe.
    Artest is a fucking wreck he cant even talk dosent make sense when he speaks.
    Pau that was stupid that euro shit Lakers pay you not that euro league.
    Sasha just check out dude you suck.
    Mitch SOS now

    • http://lakersnation.com KOBE THA MVP 10′

      Stop crying youbandwagon fan, Always hatin, are you in tha nba? so don’t talk shit if you cannot not make more three’s than tha Machine loser. I bet you will ride on tha Cavs and LEbron dick if lakers loses 2marrow angainst tha MAvs

    • MASMIK

      gasol is injured
      its just a little bump in the road
      great teams figure it out
      we’re still the best team
      every1 needs to stfu and chill for a second

  • http://lakersnation.com KOBE THA MVP 10′

    First

    • desecrator93

      Fail

    • MASMIK

      fail

  • 09champs!

    Loved the way the bench fought until about 4 mins left, getting it to as close as 6. Ron was very agressive on the post and even though sometimes its funny to watch him trying to leap, he did get to the FT line and converted all 6 of his FT´s. Lamar was also 6-6 from the stripe. Now, Kobe “Bruce Willis” Bryant needs to get healthy, probably if his injuries happened to idk Michael Redd or Bynum, they would be out for 3 years or something like that.

    LOL AT MBENGA´S NEW HAIRSTYLE :A.. Completely bald..

  • come on son

    Lakers nation needs to stop saying high scoring game? IF we want to repeat than we have to play DEFENSE and keep them low so we can all get damn Tacos!!

  • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

    I dont get why people are saying that Artest is a wreck and can’t play. Everytime I checked my phone for score updates ( I was at a water park, though Im lucky I didnt watch that wreck) and everytime Lakers scored it would have the word “ARTEST” in it. I dont get why people hate on him, he is playing with Plantar Fasciitis and still plays great ball, though if he wasnt injured, he’d prove all you bandwagon fans wrong.

    Im sure the team will get their act together against Dallas, and when Pau comes back. Great to see Luke back though, I didnt see that coming.

  • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

    Why am I suddenly reading about Kobe “missing the entire fourth quarter”, “I literally couldnt walk’, “likely to play vs Dallas” What happened to him?
    I think he needs a few games off to rest up, seriously this is probably the hardest month for the Lakers, Spurs, Dallas, Magic, Cavs, and Celtics all in one month.

  • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

    I just looked at the boxscore, and the bench was miserably outscored. Bynum had 23 shots!? When did Pau ever have 23 shots in his career with the Lakers?
    Man I am starting to get really irritated with these losses, because of the fact that they have the most talent on the NBA yet the bench doesnt step up. I mean, Im not going to go on the team like most of you have, but Im saying, with a team full of so much talent, how can you let games slip away?

    • kobe-wan kenobi

      bynum 23 shots because
      kobe hurt, pau not playing, artest hurt
      maybe you should think about before writing….

      but yes lets start this bosh bynum trade going please

  • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

    Why did I suddenly re-think about the Bynum for Bosh trade? At first I wanted it, no brainer at that moment, but later on I wanted Bynum to stay, but now Im 50-50. Mitch please fix the bench first. The bench is the number one priority for the Lakers right now. They are 29th in the league in PPG with 23 or so points.

  • drive-for-16th

    mitch cant hear ya’ll, hes out of the country.

  • berkyberks

    We will win tomorrow! Kobe will be back…it is still the spurs a healthy spurs. we cant win if we’re wounded with the spurs like team. let’s forget the clips and blaze it’s just a kobe’s off night.

  • drive-for-16th

    we could’ve won if kobe didnt go in pain cause he shot 70% today he could’ve finished with 50% shooting on the night with probably over 30 points.-

  • drive-for-16th

    PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAU!!!!!!!!!!
    MAN THE FUCK UP AND PLAY VS DALLAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • berkyberks

    To be honest i was not happy that they lose to blazers and clippers is just have no reason at all..but it still happen because kobe is off.and then we lose again to the spurs because still kobe is not healthy. we blame every player bcause they lose because all we wanted is for them to beat the 72 W that i believe is not gonna happen anymore! but are we not happy that we are still leading because of kobe’s 3 buzzer beater we should have 12 loses already I don’t doubt on kobe, i still believe that we’re gonna win the ship….

  • FISHERFAN

    why does the lakersnation always hate on derek fisher? give him a break!! you always pick him for smush of the day. ya’ll just hate his buff muscles

    • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

      I agree. Til he hits another clutch 3 in the finals, Steve Avery is not satisfied. Come on now, I say we abolish the “STD” cause they all give 100% and thats what matters.

      • papa

        sissy talk

  • Robert

    We have our top 2 injured. Actually, during the game (at the end), we came within 7 points to the Spurs. Not bad without our top 2.
    .
    So, I still say that we should sign someone (maybe Stackhouse) to a 10-day contract (and renew if he turns out good).
    .
    In fact I “predict” that Mitch will sign someone by the 18th of Feb (trade deadline), because of injuries. Recall that we let 2 players go off the roster at the beginning of the year, BECAUSE of this reason.
    .
    So, LN, let’s get ready for someone to join the Lakers in the next few weeks. TLN writers – I request that you post a blog to have LN members try to predict who the Lakers will (or would, if you don’t believe me) sign in the next month, to handle the situation with injuries. I know there are some sharp GMs out there!

    • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

      When or IF I become a blogger here, I might just do that. Just like they did with the “Guess how much Kobe will score” Who ever guesses the player the Lakers will acquire through trade or free agency, will win… well bragging rights.
      By the way, last season people thought that the Lakers would never be able to get rid of Radmanovic and Mitch turned that never into Shannon Brown.
      Mitch is always cooking something up and it is always a key adjustment to the Lakers.
      Last season Shannon & Ammo.
      The season before Pau.
      I say we should keep a draft pick. Though this year’s draft pick will suck so bad because the 1st round draft pick for the Lakers was traded to Memphis in the Pau Gasol deal so Lakers will be close to dead last in the draft this season.

      • ilikebasketball

        good point about the radman for brown pick.
        mitch is great, he is always searching, i think he’ll come up with something.
        but if he doesn’t what is MOST important is Kobe getting rest however he can. eve if we fall to 4th or 5th place while he is out, a well rested kobe and pau and ronn for the playoffs will kill!

  • http://Pokemon Marwan..

    Hinrich sticking point for Bulls? They want to trade him, but no one is biting.
    -ESPN.com

    Should Lakers make a move for Hinrich?

    • http://Pokemon Marwan..

      Thats it, Mitch, Sasha for Hinrich right now. We get a great shooter and the Bulls get someone to replace Hinrich. Please do it Mitch, either Ammo or Sasha for Hinrich.
      The bench players I want to keep are Odom, Brown, Mbenga and Farmar. You may disagree but I got reasons. Anyway, do it Mitch, bring Hinrich into the purple and gold.

      • ilikebasketball

        and heinrich is a really tough defender, works really hard.

      • ilikebasketball

        ammo and sasha for heinrich

  • http://57.amklac Maartar loves Robert

    good thing KOBE got his gold medal…good thing GASOFT keeps playing off season for spain, mexico ,whatever…..personnel things are whats important on a team game get your 33pts MAMBA

  • TradeKobe

    It’s all over people. Kobe is breaking down. We should trade him now and get some value. I say we trade Kobe for Kevin Durant straight up!

    • OKCSAYSNO

      Why would they trade the next Kobe for the Old Kobe?

  • Anthony

    So…. Can we begin the trade talks now? I’d kill to see a defensive point guard in a Lakers jersey.

    Who have we had in the last ten years? Fish (who is great or was, but has little D left) and Smush?….

  • kobe-wan kenobi

    kobe for john wall

  • leor_77

    What pisses me off the most is that these scrubs actually think they have a chance against us when they only beat us with Kobe and Gasol not playing and injured, and a bunch more players not playing.

    • Anthony

      Isn’t it better that they think that? That way when we play them later on this season or hopefully the playoffs we blow their asses out and they’re let scratching their heads.