Found April 18, 2013 on Project Spurs:
The first round for the San Antonio Spurs is officially penciled in against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Spurs won the regular season series 2-1 against the Lakers, but this is going to be a far more different series than we saw in the regular season. Kobe Bryant is out for the season and so is his 27.5ppg average against the silver and black this season.  While the Lakers also have Steve Nash's status up in the air with injuries, the Spurs will be without Boris Diaw (back) for the first round. Manu Ginobili will play his second game from injury in Game 1, where he's averaging 11ppg, 4.5rpg, and 3.5apg in two games in the regular season against the Lakers.The newest San Antonio Spur, Tracy McGrady, is likely to make his debut in the playoffs against the Lakers also to help bolster the team's offensive attack.  The Spurs averaged 92.6ppg against the Lakers this season while the Lakers have also averaged 92.6ppg against the Spurs. The Spurs come into the series on a 3-game losing streak while the lakers are riding high and on a 5-game winning streak despite not having Bryant.  To catch the games between the (2) San Antonio Spurs (0-0) vs. (7) Los Angeles Lakers (0-0), check out the TV schedule below. Game 1 – Sun April 21 L.A. Lakers at San Antonio 2:30PM PT ABC Game 2 – Wed April 24 L.A. Lakers at San Antonio 4:30PM PT TNT Game 3 – Fri April 26 San Antonio at L.A. Lakers 5:30PM PT ESPN Game 4 – Sun April 28 San Antonio at L.A. Lakers 2:00PM PT TNT Game 5 * Tue April 30 L.A. Lakers at San Antonio TBD TBD TBD Game 6 * Thu May 2 San Antonio at L.A. Lakers TBD TBD TBD Game 7 * Sat May 4 L.A. Lakers at San Antonio TBD TBD TNT What do you think Spurs fans? What are your early thoughts on the Spurs-Lakers series?
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