3 takeaways from huge win against San Antonio Spurs


Worthy, who is promoting NBA All-Star voting and how each fan's vote on NBA.com and the NBA app will count as two on Friday and Monday, also likes what he has seen in Walton, who has had to deal with several distractions and frustrated players during a nine-game losing streak.

San Antonio (28-14) might also be without its starting backcourt.

On a positive note, Danny Green (tightness, left groin) has been upgraded to questionable after missing the last four games.

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"Just bad luck", Parker told reporters after the 107-100 victory against the Kings.

"It's disappointing. We need him", Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said.

Next coach to speak on the issue: Gregg Popovich. "So you put somebody else on the court that shouldn't be on the court based on matchups, or what you're trying to do defensively or offensively, so it's really a mish-mash".

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The Lakers committed a season-high 25 turnovers against Sacramento, a number that would be highly hard to get away with against the Spurs.

In a weird way, LaVar Ball's blasting of Luke Walton - his son Lonzo's coach with the Los Angeles Lakers - has been a pretty good thing, because it has paved the way for coaches around the National Basketball Association to return the favor by pointing out how much of an imbecile the Ball patriarch is.

Lonzo Ball hit 7-of-11 shots and 4-of-7 3-pointers for 18 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, four steals and five turnovers in Thursday's 93-81 win over the Spurs. The Spurs have fallen off the pace recently as their injury toll continues to grow but they're still more than good enough to get the win with the players they have left.

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Golden State Warriors' Steve Kerr is the latest National Basketball Association coach to speak up against the attention that sports media outlets are giving to LaVar Ball. "So, he impacted the game on both ends of the floor, and he's a big part of why we won (Tuesday night)".

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