Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs: Postgame Grades and Analysis

December 13th, 2014 by Andy Bailey Leave a reply »

Nick Young owned his nickname Friday, hitting a quintessentially Swaggy P game-winning three, lifting his Los Angeles Lakers to a 112-110 overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

Young carried the scoring load for the Lakers, dropping a game-high 29 points on 9-of-14 shooting. He was spectacular throughout, hitting jump shot after jump shot in the face of stiff defensive pressure.

Kobe Bryant entered the game 30 points shy of tying Michael Jordan for third all-time on the NBA's scoring list and scored 22 on 7-of-22 shooting.

History will have to wait for Bryant, but it was made by Tim Duncan (more on that later).


Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bryant: B+

It would have been easy and understandable for Bryant to chase the 31 points he needed to pass Jordan Friday, but he was actually quite measured. Or at least as measured as 2014 Bryant can be. 

His shooting line was characteristically bad, but he was an excellent distributor, particularly in overtime. His nine assists were good for game-high honors.< ...

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