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Spurs 93, Lakers 80: Kobe goes 1 for 14

LOS ANGELES – At 1-8, the Los Angeles Lakers are off to their worst nine-game start in franchise history, courtesy of the defending champion San Antonio Spurs. In an odd twist, Kobe Bryant wasn’t a factor, as he posted one the worst shooting nights of his career, while Carlos Boozer was the Lakers'

lone bright spot (19 points on 8-of-13 shooting) in another blowout loss.

Oddity of the night: Bryant missed his first 10 field-goal attempts, not sinking one until there was 10:59 left in the fourth quarter. The last time Bryant went through three quarters without any field goal makes was Feb. 12, 2013 against Phoenix (0-5 entering the fourth). Though the Spurs played good defense on him, the 36-year-old Bryant appeared to be fatigued and labored as he brought the ball up the court. He still played 36 minutes, finishing 1 of 14 from the floor, his most attempts with just one make in his career. (He was 1-10 once in 1998). Bryant’s other points came on seven free throws.

Milestone of the night: Tim Duncan scored 13 points on 6 of 8 shooting from the field, surpassing the 25,000 career-point barrier. The Spurs forward joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players in NBA history with at least that many career points, at least 14,000 career rebounds and at least 2,500 career blocks. Duncan added 11 rebounds.

Stat of the night: The Spurs outscored the Lakers 30-6 from 3-point range.

Second stat of the night: No Spur scored more than 14 points, yet they led the Lakers by as much as 26 points. Impressive balance.