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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker took another hard shot to the knee in the first half of the team's 119-98 win Sunday over the Los Angeles Lakers, and although he finished the game, there's a chance that knee could swell and force him to miss some time. Parker is expecting it to swell up. Here's what he said: "Yeah, I got kneed in the knee. So, that will be a big one. It'll be a little baseball tomorrow. So, we'll see. We've got a couple of days before next game. But if it's still hurting, I'm not gonna take any risks being with Pop. We'll see. We'll go day by day. But my 16 years of experience tells me it's going to be a big one. But hopefully, those 48 hours will help and I'll be O.K. for the next game."

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Victor Oladipo will miss a second straight game because of back spasms, sitting tonight against the Pelicans. Alex Abrines will start in his place.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Jarrett Jack on Saturday's game in Dallas, his first in over a year: "It was fun getting back between the lines, getting to argue with the refs."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers rookie forward Brandon Ingram, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 draft, finished with a career-high 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting (1-4 from 3-point range) in the Lakers' 119-98 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Sitting in a Staples Center suite Sunday, Magic Johnson is watching his first Lakers home game as the team's new president of basketball operations. His ex-teammate and fellow Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is also in attendance. Abdul-Jabbar said Johnson will have to learn plenty on the fly in his new role, but he's confident in Johnson. As for the Lakers' rebuilding efforts, Abdul-Jabbar said, "I'm sure all the die-hard fans are tired of waiting, but a lot of what happens in this league is cyclical."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (Achilles) will sit for the 22nd time in 23 games on Sunday vs. Pistons. Celtics coach Brad Stevens told reporters in Detroit that Bradley could return any day now and Stevens is excited by his progress. Celtics are 14-7 without Bradley during this stretch.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Too bad this is happening on a day the Lakers are honoring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. LaMarcus Aldridge knocks one down at the buzzer to give the Spurs a 61-41 advantage at the half. It's ugly up in here. Kawhi Leonard has 19 points, while Aldridge has 10 and Pau Gasol has 8. San Antonio's bigs are putting in work once again as Aldridge, Gasol, Dewayne Dedmon and David Lee have pulled down a combined 18 boards – the Spurs have 25 total. Turnovers tell the tale here. LA has 12 for 19 Spurs points. San Antonio has 4 turnovers, for 2 points.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Kawhi Leonard has scored 16 points in a quarter four times in his career. Today marks the first time he's accomplished that feat in the first quarter, according to @ESPNStatsInfo. So it's the most he's scored in the first quarter of a game in his career.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Spurs lead the Lakers 36-20 after the first quarter. Kawhi Leonard knocked down 6 of 8 for 16 points in the quarter as the Spurs hit 57.7 percent of their FGs. Tony Parker hasn't even taken a shot yet, but he finished with 6 assists in the first. The Spurs have turned it over only once, compared to six for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Always weird to notice the difference between atmospheres at Clippers and Lakers games.

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on the buyout market. Also hearing the Spurs anticipate Andrew Bogut will choose a team other than San Antonio: "We all pay attention to it, I'll say that. It's a real entity, and in some cases I think it can really help a team. Depending on what happens, none of us know. All the usual suspects are out there because everybody talks and you all ferret it out. You all know who's going to do what. We just listen. I don't know if it's fake news or not, but we listen to it."

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on the allure of big market teams. He believes the NBA is more successful as a whole when teams in large markets are winning: "We've been successful I guess. That's why some people have come. But you can't deny that markets like New York and Chicago, the big cities, are attractive no matter. No sense in trying to hide that. We've been here four or five nights, and I've had lunches and dinners and wine every day until I can't wait to get out of here. I need to go dry out. No food and alcohol for a while. I just hope half the team shows up today. ‘Are we gonna practice tomorrow?' I'm like, ‘Screw practice, we've got to go to lunch.' It's an attractive place."

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Beverley wasn't supposed to play on Saturday night with tightness in his left groin but he did, scoring 15 points with seven assists in the Rockets victory over the Wolves."I didn't know if I wanted to push it. Soaked it in some epson salt when I got home and my girl took care of me," he said. "Came in and practiced and felt pretty good, got with the trainers and it felt pretty good and I was able to play well, we won."

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets scored 142 points in the win over the Timberwolves on Saturday night. But the Rockets allowed a season-high 130 points, 72 in the second half and were outrebounded, 58-31. "Getting back on defense and sometimes we buddy run and you don't get the defense set quick enough and you have to react," Mike D'Antoni said of the defensive issues. "And we're not great defenders per se but we could be good team defenders and they have to understand it's five guy effort all the time. When we don't, then something breaks down and we struggle."