Found April 24, 2013 on roundballchat.com:
Top 5 Players 1. Tony Parker (Spurs) 2. Dwight Howard (Lakers) 3. Tim Duncan (Spurs) 4. Pau Gasol (Lakers) 5. Manu Ginobili (Spurs)   3 X-Factors 1. Steve Nash (Lakers) 2. Kawhi Leonard (Spurs) 3. Danny Green (Spurs)   Best scorer : Tony Parker (Spurs) Best passer: Steve Nash (Lakers) Best shooter: Danny Green (Spurs) Best low-post scorer: Tim Duncan (Spurs) Best rebounder: Dwight Howard (Lakers) Best Leader: Tim Duncan (Spurs) Ranking the Coaches: 1. Gregg Popovich (Spurs) 2. Mike D’Anoni (Lakers)   Stats and Facts - The Spurs took the season series between the two teams 2 games to 1. With the Lakers winning the last meeting. - The Lakers have 16 career championships to the Spurs 4. The Spurs last won the title in 07 and the Lakers last won in 10. - The Lakers defensive ranks 22nd in the league, that is not good news going up against the Spurs #4 offense. The Lakers are even worst on the road, they have the 28th ranked road defense. - This is the 12th time the two teams meant in a ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Video: Is this the Lakers' blueprint to stopping Spurs' Parker?

The Los Angeles Lakers may have found the blueprint to impeding Tony Parker; the problem, of course, is executing the game plan consistently.  In four meetings, Parker is averaging 15.7 points a game while shooting a measly 41.5 percent from the field. Sustaining their defensive effort has been a minor problem; Parker's shooting percentage has improved by 13 points in the...

Today’s Sports Birthdays headlined by Khalid El-Amin

The sports birthdays for April 25 include Jacque Jones, Darren Woodson, Dave Corzine, Tony Phillips, and the Big Fundamental Tim Duncan. There was one athlete that was larger than life, literally, that was born on this day. I am talking about none other than former Connecticut Huskies point guard and Chicago Bull Khalid El-Amin. As a Pitt fan I couldn’t stand this guy because...

Video: Tony Parker alley-oops to Kawhi Leonard in Game 2 win

The San Antonio Spurs are efficient. The San Antonio Spurs know how to get it done. We could go on and on. Right now the Spurs are defying those who stated that they were old and on their way out of the door in the first round. On Wednesday the Spurs took a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference quarterfinals series with the Los Angeles Lakers. Tony Parker had a big night in...

Lakers can't contain Parker, drop Game 2

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tony Parker had 28 points and seven assists and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Lakers 102-91 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference first-round playoff series. Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard had 16 points each, Manu Ginobili added 13 points and Matt Bonner had 10 for San Antonio. Dwight Howard and Steve Blake had 16 points...

Video: Popovich comments on Parker's health

San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker wasn't himself when he played against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday afternoon. Parker has been a step slow since his ankle injury in the regular season and has not caught up to his former MVP-like play, especially with his 8-21 shooting. His counterpart, Steve Blake, got the better of him on the defensive end with steals and blocks which...

Matchup of the Game for Game 2: Spurs vs. Lakers

The matchup of the game for Game 2 will be between San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker and Los Angeles Lakers' Steve Blake. Tony Parker ended Game 1 with 18 points, but it wasn't a vintage Parker-like performance. He looked a step slow and still may be bothered by the ankle injury he suffered weeks ago and Steve Blake took full advantage of that. Parker shot 8-21 from...

Did Duncan get cheated out of DPOY award?

San Antonio Spurs fans haven't been too happy since hearing the news that Marc Gasol and not Tim Duncan won Defensive Player of the Year for the regular season. Gasol received 212 points and 30 first-place votes to edge Miami's LeBron James, who had 149 points and 18 first-place votes, the NBA announced Wednesday. The 7-foot-1 Spaniard averaged 1.7 blocks and...

Popovich Reiterates Plan To Follow Duncan Into Retirement

Gregg Popovich reiterated his oft-stated plan to follow Tim Duncan into retirement. Duncan, 37, has given no indication that he plans to retire soon. “He’s a mentally unique individual in that he’s able to sustain the year-round workout regimen, both physically and (diet) wise,” Popovich said of Duncan’s resurgence. “He has an unbelievable feeling of responsibility for...

Lakers' Blake pleased with defense of Parker in Game 1

  Much was made of Manu Ginobili's hyper-efficient Game 1 line and rightfully so. Ginobili, far removed from his days as the San Antonio Spurs' offensive catalyst, tied a team-high in points (18) in a mere 19 minutes.   Ginobili's longtime backcourt mate, Tony Parker, had a much tougher time against the Lakers. Parker also contributed 18 points to the ledger...

Spurs could surpass Lakers with title

The San Antonio Spurs' 102-91 win Wednesday night over the Los Angeles Lakers was the expected outcome, gave them a 2-0 lead in their opening-round playoff series and inched the Lakers closer to being put out of their misery. It was also the latest showdown between two franchises competing for the right to be called the greatest of modern times and, if the Spurs gain steam,...

D'Antoni on Spurs: They have so many guys who make baskets

For Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni, beating the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs is almost elusive as capturing an NBA championship. D'Antoni, of course, has accomplished neither. In 18 playoff meetings against Gregg Popovich, D'Antoni led squads have won four games. With Tony Parker scoring a measly five points in the first half -- Steve Blake, again, turned in...

5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Lakers Game 2

The San Antonio Spurs (1-0) will host the Los Angeles Lakers (0-1) in Game 2 of the 2013 NBA playoffs first round in San Antonio. The Spurs won Game 1 in San Antonio 91-79 to take an early series lead. Manu Ginobili led the Spurs with 18 points off the bench. Tony Parker recorded 18 points, 8 assists and 3 steals while Tim Duncan had 17 points, 10 rebounds and 3 steals. Dwight...

Video: Manu Stars in Top 5 Plays by International Players

Manu Ginobili is getting back in to form and creating for his teammates.  In this clip he is rewarding the big man, Tim Duncan, for running the floor. The Spurs are showing the NBA, what San Antonio Spurs fans already know, that some of the top players are being grown outside of the United States. Manu Ginobili is getting back in to form and creating for his teammates. Grab...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.