San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Lakers 100-81 Sunday to clinch their 13th consecutive playoff berth.

The Lakers got a season-high 32 points from Pau Gasol and 22 from Kobe Bryant, but failed to clinch the No. 1 seed in the West and heard boos from their fans.

As a result, Cleveland earned home-court advantage through the NBA finals despite losing 117-113 at Boston earlier in the day.

“They controlled the tempo,” Bryant said. “We didn’t make shots. There were stretches with opportunities to get back in the ballgame and we just couldn’t put the ball in the hole.”

Lamar Odom had 13 rebounds for Los Angeles, which had its seven-game home winning streak ended.



  • saqrahman1

    Lakers, I really hope you all do win another ring, but there are much more doubts this year because of all the losses to great teams. Beware Lakers, the west is full of contending teams, the trip won’t be easy to the finals. Keep observing these great teams, because knowing is half the battle of course. Spurs are still a good team, and if you lose to the Spurs in a regular season game, the heart of the play would have to be played harder in the playoffs. Best wishes to the Kobe and the Lakers, and I hope Ron is very usefull in the playoffs, because I really expect that.

  • sanbudeyu

    Beat Denver in the next game! Good luck in the playoffs!

  • patb24

    the lakers is already in the playoffs just because they losing game dont mean nothing because when the playoffs start every things starts over

  • theceltics

    hahahahaha the celtics will win the playoffs this season :) THE BIG THREE!

  • supersam

    le black mamba reste le meilleur.les playoff seront “hard” mais au finish,il sera en FINALE NBA 2010!!!!!! THE BEST.

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/martinamalka/ martina

    That was a very hard game to watch. I know you guys are tired and beat up. Rest before we take them all in the playoffs! Go Laker Champs!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/koberocker/ jack

    nuggets are very close to the lakers really close

  • jher9dez

    All that matters is the when the playoff starts..We will see the more aggressive Kobe and the defensive side of Ron all around..I feel a repeat coming..

  • 7b2b

    i don’t care you guys are still the bomb, i love you guys best team ever better than the cavs

  • supersam

    le mamba prendra encore les choses en main pendnt les playoffs.car un double simpose pour le ” mega winner” quil est.et pour cela il est primordiale q les autres lakers se bouge.!!!!!

  • supersam

    lamar odom la bien compris en secondnt le mamba contre les spurs malgres la defaite.mais pr les autres c trop iregulier.meme le grand jordan avait besoin de lieutenn pr achever ses oeuvres.