Los Angeles led 69-63 to start the fourth before Bryant and
Medvedenko led the surge, combining for 13 points in the period.
The Spurs opened the game by taking a 12-3 lead, but with
Medvedenko scoring six points as a reserve, the Lakers closed to
within 24-22 going into the second quarter.
The Lakers took their first lead at 26-24 on Mark Madsen's
layup. The teams traded baskets and leads until a 3-pointer by
Robert Horry put Los Angeles up for good with about four minutes
left in the first half.
Game notes The Spurs' last win over the Lakers was a 93-89 overtime
regular-season victory March 9, at the Staples Center. ... The
teams play again Friday in Los Angeles. ... Lakers coach Phil
Jackson tied his former coach with the Knicks, Red Holzman, for
13th on the career list with 696 victories. Jackson was a reserve
on the 1973 Knicks teams that won the NBA title. ... San Antonio
went 1-for-15 on 3-pointers.