Playing against Kobe BRYANT and the Lakers without two of your best players must have a huge task to fulfill. That was what San Antonio Spurs realized when they played at the Staples Center, Los Angeles.
Tim DUNCAN sat out his fourth straight game because of a sprained right ankle while Tony PARKER missed his first game of the season with a sprained left ankle.
Despite putting a good fight, Manu GINOBILI with little help from Bruce BOWEN (22 points) and Brent BARRY (17 points) was not able to prevent Spurs from suffering their first back-to-back defeat of the season.
Manu eventually finished off with 14 points, 6 rebounds & 3 assists. Fabricio OBERTO posted a game high 16 rebound also had 9 points, 3 assists, 1 steal & 1 block shot t his credit.