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May 05, 2003

*--* Lakers vs. Spurs The four games between the teams this season: SPURS 87, LAKERS 81 Oct. 29 at Staples Center The Spurs had five players score in double figures and the Lakers lost their first season opener in 11 years. With Shaquille O'Neal on the injured list, Soumaila Samake started at center. Kobe Bryant scored 27 points but took 29 shots and the Lakers shot 31.8% SPURS 95, LAKERS 88 Nov. 20 at San Antonio Rick Fox was back in the lineup after serving his six-game suspension, and this time Samaki Walker started at center for the Lakers, and the result was similar. Tim Duncan missed 13 of 19 shots and six of 10 free throws but the Spurs put away the Lakers because Stephen Jackson made eight of 10 three-point shots and scored a career-high 28 points SPURS 103, LAKERS 95 Feb. 14 at Staples Center O'Neal became the third center to start in three games against the Spurs, but he was out of shape and aghast that Kevin Willis could outrun him. Duncan had 28 points and 20 rebounds and Tony Parker had 24 points -- more than making up for Bryant's 44 SPURS 98, LAKERS 89 March 23 at San Antonio In a noon start in Texas, the Lakers scored 16 points in the first quarter and didn't do much from there. O'Neal, getting closer to April shape, had 32 points and 12 rebounds and, this time, Willis barely got off the bench. Six Spurs scored in double figures -- TIM BROWN

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*--* Playoff History This will be the ninth meeting in the playoffs between the Lakers and Spurs: 2002 The Lakers defeated the Spurs, 4-1, in the conference semifinals and went on to win the NBA championship 2001 The Lakers defeated the Spurs, 4-0, in the conference finals and went on to win the NBA championship 1999 The Lakers lost to the Spurs, 4-0, in the conference semifinals. The Spurs went on to win the NBA championship 1995 The Lakers lost to the Spurs, 4-2, in the conference semifinals. The Spurs were eliminated in the conference finals 1988 The Lakers defeated the Spurs, 3-0, in the first round. The Lakers went on to win the NBA championship 1986 The Lakers defeated the Spurs, 3-0, in the first round. The Lakers were eliminated in the conference finals 1983 The Lakers defeated the Spurs, 4-2, in the conference finals. The Lakers lost in the NBA Finals 1982 The Lakers defeated the Spurs, 4-0, in the conference finals. The Lakers went on to win NBA championship TOTALS SERIES: Lakers have won six of the eight. GAMES: Lakers have won 24 and lost 11

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*--* Bryant Breakdown Kobe Bryant's statistics in the regular season against San Antonio and the rest of the league: VS. SAN ANTONIO Date FG M-A 3PT M-A FT M-A PTS Total PTS Team% *Oct 29 9-29 1-2 8-12 27 33.3% Nov. 20 8-25 0-2 8-12 24 27.2% *Feb. 14 19-41 2-3 4-6 44 46.3% Mar. 23 11-30 1-6 8-10 31 34.8% TOTALS 4 games 47-125 4-13 28-40 126 35.7% Per game 11.8-31 1-3.3 7-10 31.5 Pct 376 308 700 OTHER GAMES (78) Per game 10.5-23 1.5-4 7.3-8.6 29.9 29.7% Pct 456 386 851 *Games at Staples Center

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