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The Lakers and Spurs were tied with 2:18 to go, but it was the Spurs who executed well down the stretch to get the win.
With Tim Duncan sitting out tonight with a chest contusion, the Lakers had a legitimate shot to win this game, but they failed to make it happen.
The pivotal sequence, in retrospect, began when Jordan Hill grabbed an offensive rebound but was called for travelling with 2:35 remaining – the replay showed that the travel was prompted by a shove, but there was no call. Then, on the ensuing Spurs possession with 2:18 remaining, Wesley Johnson had a great block on Kawhi Leonard, but the officials ruled it a jump ball; the Spurs regained possession, allowing Tony Parker to score and give the Spurs a lead they would not relinquish.
Here’s the instant recap of the Lakers’ 91-85 win versus the San Antonio Spurs, sourced by tweets.