The Lakers (27-34) winners of four straight head in to the AT&T Center to take on a Spurs team that has lost (4-5). The Spurs (36-26) who may not have the talent of a Golden State, Houston, or even a Oklahoma City team, are still very relevant in the Western Conference. Despite being without Superstar Kawhi Leonard for most of the season, who has only played in 9 games, the Spurs sit fourth in Western Conference.
In the first meeting back in early January the Lakers surprised everyone, by defeating the Spurs 93-81. It was a decisive win for the young Laker team. They beat the Spurs in all major categories rebounds (47-45), assist (22-21) and were +15 from three. The Lakers even won the turnover battle which is probably the most surprising, they had five less turnovers.
The Spurs were led by Lamarcus Aldrige in the first meeting who had 20 points, and B. Forbes had 18 points, and D Murray added 14 points.
The Lakers were led by an efficient 26 points from Brandon Ingram who was (11-21) from the field. Lonzo Ball also played well in that game he added 18 points, 10 rebs, and 6 ast.
The Lakers had five players in double figures, compared to just three by the Spurs.
The Lakers will be without B. Ingram who will be getting an MRI on his hip that he hurt Thursday against the Heat. The Spurs will have starter Danny Green, and Rudy Gay back for this match up.
AT&T center is a tough place to win for anybody. The Spurs are 22-7 at home this year. It has always been a place the Lakers have had trouble coming away with a victory.
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