Lakers on brink after Spurs' historic rout
LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant was replaced by an NBA D-Leaguer signed 12 days ago. A second-year pro who barely played for long stretches of the season filled in for Steve Nash.
The injury-plagued Lakers' starting lineup has been springing leaks all season, and this patchwork effort wasn't nearly enough to stop the San Antonio Spurs from pushing Los Angeles to the brink of summer.
Tim Duncan had 26 points and nine rebounds, Tony Parker had 20 points and seven assists, and the Spurs beat ...
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