Field Goal %
- LAL 46.3
- 48.8 SA
Three Point %
- LAL 29.6
- 48.0 SA
- LAL 10
- 19 SA
- LAL 51
- 51 SA
- San Antonio, TX
- Line: SA -13.0
0:00 - 4th Quarter
End of Game
With the Lakers trailing 108-105, Kobe Bryant missed a 25-foot three point jumper in the final seconds of the game. Over the last 2 seasons and including the playoffs, Bryant is now 3-21 on game-tying or go-ahead field goal attempts with less than 24 seconds left in the fourth quarter or overtime. He is now 0-3 on those shots this season. Over the last 2 seasons and including the playoffs, the league average on such shots entering Wednesday was 26.3 percent.
Lakers vs Top-4 Seeds in Western Conference - This Season
W-L Remaining Games Clippers 0-2 Feb. 14, April 7 Thunder 0-1 Jan. 11, Jan. 26, March 5 Spurs 0-2 April 14 Grizzlies 0-1 Jan. 23, April 5 Overall 0-6 8 games *Top-4 seeds ENTERING Wednesday
From Elias: Over the last 15 seasons, just four Western Conference teams started the season 15-20 or worse and made the playoffs.
Most Consecutive Losses All Allowing 100 Points - Kobe Bryant Era (Since 1996-97 Season)
2004-05 6 2004-05 6 2012-13 5* 2006-07 5 *Active streak
The Lakers 15-20 start is tied for their 4th-worst 35-game start since they moved to Los Angeles in 1960-61. For Kobe Bryant, it's tied for his worst 35-game start (also started 15-20 in 2002-03 - lost in Western Conference Semifinals).
Looking at the average number of wins required to make the bottom half of the playoffs in the West recently, the Lakers will likely need at least 47 wins just to make the 8th spot.That means they'll have to finish 32 and 15 - something they've done just once in the last 3 seasons.
With his first assist tonight, Tony Parker reached the 5,000 assist mark, becoming the 54th player to accomplish that feat. ELIAS: Only one of them, like Parker (born in Bruges, Belgium), was born outside the United States: Steve Nash, who was born in Johannesburg, South Africa).
The Oklahoma City Thunder are starting over without Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka and the Philadelphia 76ers are starting over with Joel Embiid and Dario Saric.
Owner Dan Gilbert says his relationship with LeBron James is just fine, and the two are planning to meet about the team's direction moving forward.
Michael Smith and Jemele Hill come to the realization that the NBA may overtake the NFL as the country's most popular sport since ratings have declined for the NFL.