Los Angeles Lakers 91-102 San Antonio Spurs
Spurs lead series 2-0
Tony Parker scored 24 of his 28 points in the second half to ensure an improved team scoring performance from the Lakers came to nothing and the Spurs doubled their series advantage. Parker’s shooting was matched by Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard, who both notched 16, to produce yet another dominant display against Los Angeles. The Lakers’ began well off the clutch shooting of Dwight Howard in the key but San Antonio hit a 12-3 run in the closing minutes of the 1st to take their lead to five at the close. The Spurs then hit another run at the end of the half with 13-4, Leonard reaching 14 points, to take the game away from Los Angeles at 56-48 on the buzzer. The visitors’ cause was hurt further when Howard was first called for a loose ball foul in the 3rd and then an offensive foul to take his total to four and sit out the rest of the quarter while Parker began a scoring tip that would see him reach 24 in the second half and push the Spurs to a 2-0 lead as they head to the Staples Center.