For being two-time defending champions, the Los Angeles Lakers are having a somewhat pedestrian season this year. A loss to the Miami Heat is understandable, but falling 98-79 to the Milwaukee Bucks is just plain out of character for this team. Los Angeles lost for the third straight time in their game against the surging San Antonio Spurs yesterday. With that, last year’s champs attained 10 losses by December for the first time since 2007. The mark was made when the scoreboard read 97-82 after regulation time. Odds.
San Antonio as a while continues to improve their skills with every game. This time around, usual super stars Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili weren’t the only ones dominating the court. PG Tony Parker came through with 2 rebounds, 3 assists and an inspiring team-high 23 points for his second consecutive game with 20 plus points. Player of the game DeJuan Blair contributed 17 points, 15 rebounds and 2 TO, while Jefferson had 17 points as well and George Hill had 10. This unusual cast of Spurs led San Antonio to victory on their own, and even gave Ginobili and Duncan some bench time before the buzzer rang. That is how integral they proved to be last night. The Spurs fans that contributed to the sellout for Tuesday’s game at the AT&T Center definitely got their moneys worth. Scores.
The L.A. team is frustrated, and for good reason. According to Kobe Bryant, “it appears as if the games mean more to our opponents than they do us.” Based on the lack of focus and determination on hand Tuesday, many might have to agree. The team might be NBA All-Stars by record, but they certainly did not look to be as they fell to 21-10 this season. See how the rest of the season unfolds at www.scoresandodds.com, home of the best online betting information. Las Vegas odds.