Duncan, Parker drove Spurs to win
LOS ANGELES -- The Lakers added Karl Malone and Gary Payton to lighten the load on their two main superstars. So far, not so good.
Malone and Payton were outplayed by their younger counterparts, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, a key factor in San Antonio's 88-78 victory. Game 2 is Wednesday night in San Antonio.
"I expect a better game out of myself," Malone said Tuesday before the Lakers boarded a plane for the flight back to San Antonio.