LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers (15-9) snapped their two-game losing streak to the San Antonio Spurs (11-14), 121-113.
After a tight game through three periods, LeBron James and the Lakers exploded in the final period, out-scoring the Spurs 41-31. James scored 20 of his 42 points in the final period. Lonzo Ball added 14 points and Kyle Kuzma added 22 points in the L.A. win.
San Antonio's Rudy Gay paced the team with 31 points and the team went 20-20 from the free-throw line. DeMar DeRozan had 32 points but it was not enough for the reeling Spurs who have lost two-straight.
Here is a sampling of what the teams had to say following the game:
“They (Lakers) made a lot of shots down the stretch. Give them credit. LeBron [James] was the generator and he made some great threes. Zo [Lonzo Ball] went to the bucket and hit a lot of open people on the drive."
"Even though we were scoring, going back and forth, back and forth, we couldn’t get those critical stops when we needed them and that kind of killed us in the last couple minutes of the game.”
"Guys competed and tried to keep guys in front of them and, you know, they made tough shots. They found the backside of the defense. We loaded up and made them find the open guy, and they did.”
"I thought we did a really nice job tonight of trusting the pass. We didn’t make any shots, really all night, but we kept making that extra pass, until the end, we finally knocked down some three-pointers. And turnovers, I think we had 12 turnovers by the end of the game."
"They (Spurs) beat us the first two games and beat us on our home floor. We’ve been playing so well at home, we want to try to continue that. Once I got in, it was just a matter of me just trying to make plays and see what happens.”
"I think we were able to get some stops, get out in transition and we got the big fella [LeBron James] a couple transition and-ones that really helped the game. We shared the ball and made big time threes.”
San Antonio will next face the Lakers at the AT&T Center on 12/7.