Lakers need Shaq to be active
The Lakers beat the Spurs in three of their four meetings this season, but don't assume too much from those results. The first three games -- all won by L.A. -- were played before mid-December and in one of them, neither Tim Duncan nor Tony Parker played due to injuries.
The early-season Spurs bear little resemblance to the team that hasn't lost since March 23 (at Minnesota) and has won 15 straight games -- including a four-game sweep of the upstart Memphis Grizzlies. The Spurs' record had ...
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