2008 Playoffs Lakers vs Spurs – Game 2

2008 Playoffs Lakers vs Spurs – Game 2


BE JOINED BY CRAIG CRAIG SAGER DUNCAN AND THE SPURS LOOKING TO BOUNCE BACK FROM THE CRUSHING LOSS IN GAME ONE. DUNCAN WITH A STELLAR OPENING GAME, AS WE CHECK OUT THE McDONALD’S STARTING LINEUP. DUNCAN, BOWEN, OBERTO, PARKER, FINLEY BACK AS A STARTER WITH MANU GINOBILI TO COME OFF THE BENCH. GREGG POPOVIC TELLING US HE’S LOOKING TO GINOBILI TO PROVIDE A LIFT WITH THE SECOND UNIT. AND FOR THE LAKERS, KOBE BRYANT, WHO FIGURES TO BE SOMEWHAT MORE ASSERTIVE IN THE FIRST HALF IN THE BACKCOURT WITH DEREK FISHER, LOOKING TO TURN IT FOR 1 FOR 9 ON THE FRONT LINE. ODOM, RADMANOVIC AND PAU GASOL. WE’RE READY TO GO. THE OFFICIALS SALVATORE WORKING WITH KEN MAUER AND TONY DRUTDERS. DUNCAN AND GASOL. AND THE LIGHTS JUST WENT OUT. NOT A GOOD SIGN. AND THE LIGHTING, WE SHOULD POINT OUT, IS USUALLY AMONG THE BEST IN THE LEAGUE. IT IS TRULY HOLLYWOOD STYLE. LET’S SEE IF THE LIGHTS STAY ON. THAT WAS QUITE DRAMATIC, I THOUGHT. LAKERS CONTROL. THE BALL IN THE HANDS OF LAMAR ODOM. BRYANT, PLAYED BY BOWEN. GASOL GOT IT BY DUNCAN. ODOM BEING WATCHED BY OBERTO. HERE’S THE SPIN AND HE’S ABLE TO TAKE IT TO THE BUCKET. ODOM NOT ABLE TO GET GOING. 3 OF 12 FROM THE FIELD THE OTHER NIGHT.>>Craig: PHIL JACKSON TOLD US HE WAS GOING TO GET TO HIM EARLY, GET THE DRIVE. THE OTHER NIGHT HE WAS LOOKING FOR TOO MANY FOULS, LOOKING TO CREATE CONTACT RATHER THAN FINISH HIS SHOTS.>>Marv: REBOUND SLAPPED BY ODOM. AND THE LAKERS LOOKING TO GET OFF TO A BETTER START THAN WHAT WE SAW THE OTHER NIGHT. AND A FOUL! DEREK FISHER TAKEN TO THE RIM. HE GOT THE STEP AND HE’S HEADED TO THE LINE.>>Craig: THESE ARE THE TWO GUYS, MARV, THAT WERE 4 FOR 21 THE OTHER NIGHT IN GAME ONE. STRUGGLED AND HERE THEY ARE BOTH WITH TERRIFIC STARTS. DEREK FISHER, SO STRONG AND SO POWERFUL. YOU SEE PHIL JACKSON’S GAME PLAN, GO TO HIS TWO VETERAN GUYS EARLY IN THE GAME AND THEY BOTH START OUT WITH LAYUPS. WHEN YOU’RE A GUY THAT STRUGGLED IN THE GAME BEFORE, YOU LOVE TO SEE THE EASY BASKETS EARLY.>>Marv: AND THE SPURS IN GAME ONE, A VERY DIFFICULT LOSS, BLOWING THAT 20-POINT LEAD. THEY LET IT GET AWAY. THE QUESTION IS, HOW WILL THE SPURS REACT TO SUCH A DISHAT DISHEARTENED DEFEAT?>>Craig: GREGG POPOVIC SAYS IT’S A CRUSHING GAME THEY’LL HAVE TO PUT IT BEHIND THEM. PARKER MISSES THE DUNK SHOT.>>Marv: KOBE BRYANT IN THE FIRST HALF IN GAME ONE, ATTEMPTING ONLY THREE SHOTS, 1 FOR 3 FROM THE FIELD AND THEN CAME ON STRONG IN THE SECOND HALF. GASOL HAS TO GIVE IT BACK. ODOM. GOING TO GET OUT OF THE PAINT. GASOL AND DUNCAN ABLE TO REACH FOR IT.>>Craig: I THINK THE SPURS WOULD LIKE TO PUSH THE BALL A LITTLE MORE. THEY GOT VERY STAGNANT, GET MORE OFFENSE. THEY DIDN’T GET ANY EASY BASKETS. THEY HAVE TO FIND EASY SCORES AGAINST THIS LAKER DEFENSE THAT’S VERY UNDERRATED.>>Marv: THE LAKER TEAM DURING THE PLAYOFFS IS AVERAGING 112 PER GAME. TIM DUNCAN WITH A NICE SPIN MOVE. DUNCAN ABLE TO GET OFF IN THE FIRST HALF IN GAME ONE. FINISHING UP, AS WE MENTIONED, WITH 30 POINTS, CONTROLLED THE BOARDS. BOWEN ABLE TO STAY WITH BRYANT WHO’S ABLE TO HIT OVER OBERTO.>>Craig: KOBE ISN’T GOING TO WAIT. HIS TEAM DOWN BY 20. HE’S GOING TO LOOK TO BE MORE AGGRESSIVE TONIGHT FOR HIS SHOT.>>Marv: OBERTO OFF THE GOOD LOOK BY DUNCAN. LAKERS WITH A 7-4 LEAD. WE’RE JUST UNDER WAY. GAME TWO OF THE BEST OF SEVEN WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL. THE SCENE WILL SHIFT TO SAN ANTONIO FOR GAMES THREE AND FOUR AND THE ENTIRE WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL WILL BE SEEN EXCLUSIVELY HERE ON TNT. GASOL AND THE REBOUND IS HANDLED BY FINLEY. MICHAEL FINLEY THE OTHER NIGHT, 0 FOR 5 FROM THE FIELD. ALL FIVE ATTEMPTS FROM THREE-POINT RANGE.>>Craig: FOUR IN THE FOURTH QUARTER WHEN NOBODY COULD FIND THE BASKET FOR THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS.>>Marv: THE SPURS 3 FOR 21 IN THE FOURTH QUARTER. DUNCAN ON THE FOLLOW.>>Craig: THE ROTATION THAT TIME ON THE WEAK SIDE BY VLAD RADMANOVIC, GOT OFF TO A GOOD START THE OTHER NIGHT, 5 FOR 5. ALL OF HIS FIELD GOALS CAME IN THE FIRST QUARTER. >>Marv: AND DID NOT ATTEMPT ANOTHER SHOT THE REST OF THE WAY. RADMANOVIC. THAT’S HIS FIRST BUCKET. SPURS NOT GETTING ANY SHOTS HERE AT THE START. IT’S A 9-6 LEAD BY THE LAKERS. BEAUTIFUL MOVE BY PARKER. REBOUNDED BY RADMANOVIC. FISHER, GOT THE STEP AGAIN. AND FINLEY CALLED FOR THE FOUL.>>Craig: MICHAEL FINLEY JUST DOES NOT HAVE THAT LATERAL MOVEMENT THAT HE HAD AS A YOUNGER PLAYER. DISHG FISHER RECOGNIZING THAT. WHAT HAPPENS WITH TONY PARKER IN MANY INSTANCES, MARV, WHEN HE DRIVES THE BASKET, HE FALLS DOWN. HE’S UNDERNEATH THE BASKET. ALL OF A SUDDEN SOMEBODY’S TRYING TO PICK UP THE POINT GUARD. IN THAT SITUATION IT WAS MICHAEL FINLEY AND FISHER HAD THE ADVANTAGE AND IS GOING TO GET TO THE FOUL LINE. >>Marv: FISHER HAS COME OUT IN AGGRESSIVE FASHION. SO DEREK WITH POINT NUMBER FOUR. LET’S CHECK IN WITH CRAIG SAGER.>>Craig: YOU MENTIONED THAT THE LIGHTS FLICKERED JUST AS WE HAD THE OPENING TIP. YOU COMPLIMENTED THE LAKERS ON THEIR HOLLYWOOD LIGHTS HERE. THIS IS THE ONLY ARENA THAT HAS THAT TYPE OF SYSTEM. IT WAS INSTALLED TWO YEARS AGO. INCON DES ENT LIGHT SYSTEM. IF THIS WAS ANY OTHER ARENA OR A CLIPPERS GAME, THEY WOULD HAVE HAD TO TURN THE LIGHTS OFF FOR 15 MINUTE AS THEY COOLED DOWN AND THEN TURN THEM BACK UP. THIS SYSTEM NOT A PROBLEM.>>Marv: LAKERS UP 11-6 WITH FOUR MINUTES GONE BY IN THE FIRST. PARKER PROTECTING THE BALL. BEAUTIFUL MOVE. HE’S ABLE TO GO GLASS.>>HE’S SO GOOD GETTING HIS BODY INTO THE SHOT BLOCK. THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. THEN YOU GET THE FLOATER AT THE BASKET.>>Marv: BRYANT, OH, HE WENT GLASS. NOT HIS INTENTION.>>LAKERS IN A MUCH BETTER RHYTHM OFFENSIVELY. I THOUGHT KOBE PASSED UP SHOTS IN THE FIRST HALF. PHIL JACKSON SAID HE THOUGHT HE PASSED UP ABOUT FIVE AND GOT HIS TEAM OUT OF RHYTHM IN THAT FIRST HALF. >>Marv: LAKERS HAVE HIT 5. 7 FROM THE FIELD. DUNCAN. ODOM IS ON HIM. LAKERS PLAYING AT A MUCH FASTER CLIP THAN WE SAW IN THE FIRST HALF. RADMANOVIC CANNOT HIT THE THREE. DUNCAN ABLE TO OUTRACE ODOM AND HE’S TRAPPED BUT GETS IT AHEAD TO PARKER. >>NICE JOB. HE FORCED HIM, MADE IT A SLOWER TEMPO.>>Marv: TISSUER TOOK IT AWAY FROM PARKER. FISHER GOING ALL THE WAY. THAT WILL DRAW THE FOUL. DOES A SOMERSAULT ALONG THE BASELINE. IT’S A FIVE-ON-FOUR. FINLEY FROM DOWNTOWN.>>THAT’S WHY HE’S IN THE GAME. THAT TIME IT WAS DEREK FISH THAT’S TRUE FELL DOWN AND NOW THE SPURS HAD THE NUMBERS. THAT’S WHAT GREGG POPOVIC WAS HOPING FOR, THAT FINLEY WOULD GET SOME OF THOSE SHOTS EARLY IN THE GAME AND BE ABLE TO MAKE THEM LATER.>>Marv: BRYANT FOR THREE. WAY OFF. AND PARKER LET’S IT GO. WE’RE JUST ABOUT AT THE HALFWAY MARK OF THE FIRST QUARTER. GREGG POPOVICH WILL SEND ON MANU GINOBILI FOR FINLEY. FINLEY HITS A THREE BUT HE’LL HEAD TO THE BENCH. >>Doug: ANY TIME POPOVIC FEELS LIKE THE TEAM NEEDS A CHANGE, EITHER HE MOVES GINOBILI TO THE STARTING LINEUP OR TO THE BENCH. HE’S HOPING TO CREATE BENCH SCORING, LAST NIGHT WITH JUST 11 POINTS.>>Marv: GINOBILI PLAYING WITH THAT ANKLE INJURY. FOUL ON GASOL. AND THAT WILL PUT DUNCAN AT THE LINE. HEY, YOU CAN LOGON TO TNT OVERTIME ON NBA.COM AND VOTE EACH QUARTER FOR THE SPUR AND LAKER PLAYERS THAT YOU WANT TO WATCH SIDE-BY-SIDE IN A UNIQUE INTERNET AND TELEVISION EXPERIENCE. EXCLUSIVE TO NBA.COM. BACK TO MANU GINOBILI, ALONG WITH A JAMMED LEFT ANKLE THAT HE SUFFERED AGAINST THE HORNETS, HE RIPPED A NAIL ON HIS FINGER ON HIS SHOOTING HAND AND HAS AN ACRYLIC COVER OVER IT TO PROTECT IT.>>Doug: WE WERE TALKING AT THE PRODUCTION MEETING THIS MORNING. I SAID, HE SORT OF REMINDS ME OF AN ELECTRIC CAR. HE GOES AS LONG AS HE CAN GO AND THEN JUST RUNS OUT OF JUICE. YOU HAVE TO PARK IT AND PLUG IT IN AND RECHARGE THE BATTERIES. AND I THINK THEY WERE HOPING THAT TONIGHT, WITH AN EXTRA DAY’S REST, THAT HE’S BEEN ABLE TO RECHARGE THOSE BATTERIES BATTERIES. I THINK HE’S THE GUY THAT MAKES THE TEAM SPECIAL. WHEN HE’S PLAYING WELL, THEY PLAY WELL. >>Marv: I KNOW HE’S SPENDING A LOT OF TIME WITH THE GRAND KIDS.>>Doug: YES, I DO.>>Marv: ODOM, OFFENSIVE FOUL, SAYS SALVATORE.>>Doug: THIS IS WHAT HE DID THE OTHER NIGHT, WHEN HE WAS TALKING ABOUT TRYING TO CREATE CONTACT. TRUST THAT LITTLE MEDIUM-RANGE JUMP SHOT OFF THE GLASS. OBERTO IS WAITING FOR HIM THERE. HE TAKES THE OFFENSIVE FOUL. ODOM HAS TO TRUST THAT MEDIUM-RANGE JUMP SHOT.>>Marv: GINOBILI IS WIDE OPEN FOR THREE. REBOUNDED BY ODOM. HERE COMES FISHER, AGAIN PUTS THE SPEED ON AND SCORES. DEREK FISHER HAS COME OUT ALL FIRED UP. HE NOW HAS SEVEN POINTS.>>Doug: WHEN YOU PLAY THE LAKERS, YOU BETTER GET BACK, TRANSITION DEFENSE. A FAKE TIME-OUT HERE. TONY PARKER FINALLY TAKES IT. THE LAKERS ARE A QUICK-HITTING TEAM, MARV. SECOND HALF. ODOM AND FISHER, BOUNCE BACK, ER, BOUNCE BACK, WE’VE SEEN THAT ALREADY. THEY ALREADY HAVE NINE POINTS, 12 IN GAME ONE.>>Marv: IN THE FIRST HALF, ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, FISHER AND ODOM COMBINED 1 FOR 7. THE BUCKET BY KOBE CAME LATE IN THE FIRST HALF. ROBERT HORRY HAS COME ON, THE ONE-TIME LAKER. GREGG POPOVIC TELLING US HE’LL GO TO HORRY EARLY AND MAY STAY WITH HIM MUCH LONGER THAN WE HAVE SEEN ROBERT IN THIS POSTSEASON RUN. HORRY SETS UP DOWN LOW AGAINST GASOL. SHOT CLOCK TO THREE. AND PARKER LOST IT. NOT A GOOD SEQUENCE BY THE SPURS.>>Doug: YOU CAN SEE THE LAKERS ARE TRYING TO KEEP PARKER OUT OF THAT LANE. THEY’RE PUSHING HIM DOWN THE SIDELINE AND LOOKING TO TRAP HIM. >>Marv: AS ODOM MAKES HIS MOVE. FOUL IS CALLED AND IT’S ON ON HORRY. >>Doug: A LOT OF TIME WITH THE SCREEN AND ROLL DEFENSE, YOU’LL PUSH THE BALL DOWN TO THE BASELINE. IT’S WHAT I CALL CORRAL IT. WITH PARKER AND GINOBILI, WHEN THEY PUSH IT DOWN THAT WAY, THEY’RE LOOKING TO TRAP IT AND MAKE IT A TOUGH PASS FOR HIM TO MAKE DOWN AND OUT OF THAT CORNER. THAT TIME THE BALL SLIPPED OUT OF HIS HANDS. AND, MARV, YOU TALKED ABOUT ROBERT HORRY, FIVE MINUTES EARLY IN GAME ONE. WHAT HE GIVES GIVES YOU IS GREAT SPACING. IF HE WITH-K MAKE THAT SHOT, HE GIVES THOSE GUYS THAT DRIVE TO THE BASKET, THAT BIG MAN CAN’T BE BACK IN THE LANE AND HELPS DUNCAN IN THE POST. THAT’S THAT PICK AND ROLL DEFENSE. WATCH GASOL. THEY’RE GOING TO SHOVE THIS DOWN BASELINE. WATCH, HE STAYS AGGRESSIVELY IN THE TRAP. THE LAKERS THEN BASICALLY ZONE TO PLAY UP. THAT TIME THE BALL SLIPPED OUT OF HIS HANDS. YOU SEE THEY’RE TRYING TO TAKE AWAY ANY PASSING LANES AND KEEP TONY PARKER OUT OF THE MIDDLE WHERE HE DOES SO MUCH DAMAGE.>>Marv: LAKERS UP BY SIX. A LAKER TEAM THAT HAS WON 9 OF 11 IN THE POSTSEASON, FOLLOWED BY THE GAME ONE WIN OVER SAN ANTONIO. THEY’RE 6-0 AT HOME HERE IN L.A. AND THE PLAYOFFS. AND HAVE NOT LOST AT HOME SINCE MARCH 28th. BOWEN FOR THREE. SO BRUCE BOWEN, ONCE AGAIN, GETS THAT OPEN LOOK FROM THE CORNER AND IS ABLE TO CASH IN. >>Doug: THAT’S WHY YOU HAVE SHOOTERS ON THE FLOOR. WEAK SIDE GUYS, TRAP THE POST, SOMEBODY WILL BE OPEN. >>Marv: BOWEN, 5 OF 8 FROM THE FIELD THE OTHER NIGHT. BRYANT LOST IT. BOWEN HIT THE DECK. HELPED UP BY HORRY. LOOKS LIKE HE TOOK A SHOT TO THE CHIN.>>Doug: WHEN YOU PLAY KOBE HE’S GOING TO DISH OUT PUNISHMENT. MICHAEL JORDAN WAS THE SAME WAY. HE’S GOING TO PUNISH YOU. RIGHT THERE, THE BALL IS OUT OF HIS HANDS. PHIL JACKSON AFFECTIONATELY CALLS HIM EDWARD SCISSORHANDS.>>Marv: THAT’S A TIE-UP, JUMP BALL. AND NOW JACQUE VAUGHN WILL CHECK IN. GREGG POPOVICH TELLING US HE WOULD GO TO VAUGHN IN THE FIRST HALF. WANTS TO PROVIDE MORE REST FOR TONY PARKER. >>Doug: HE’S KICKING HIMSELF, WHEN HE TALKED TO US BEFORE THE GAME. HE SAID WE HAD THAT 20-POINT LEAD EARLY IN THE THIRD QUARTER AND I SHOULD HAVE GIVEN TONY SOME REST. I THOUGHT HE GOT A LITTLE TIRED IN THE FOURTH QUARTER. HE HOPES VAUGHN CAN LIMIT THE NUMBERS FOR PARKER. WE’LL SEE IF THE SPURS STAY CLOSE ENOUGH TO WHERE THAT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE FOURTH PERIOD.>>Marv: SO ANOTHER JUMP BALL CALLED BY THE OUTSIDE OFFICIAL, CONSISTENT MAUER. CONTROLLED BY BRYANT. BEAUTIFUL PASS. AND THEN ODOM TRIED TO GET IT TO GASOL.>>Doug: OVER PASSING. WHEN YOU CATCH THE BALL IN THERE, YOU’RE A SHOOTER. IF YOU CATCH THE BALL IN THE LANE, IT’S TOO MUCH OF A CONGESTED QUARTER TO PASS.>>Marv: GINOBILI TRYING ANOTHER THREE. BOX OUT BY ODOM. JUST UNDER FOUR TO PLAY IN THIS FIRST QUARTER. ODOM, GASOL IS THERE FOR A REBOUND. LOOSE BALL FOUL ON THE LAKERS. IT’S ON GASOL.>>Doug: IF WE WATCH LAMAR ODOM, ALL ON HIS DRIVES, I CALL IT BROAD JUMPING. HE’S JUMPING AND LAYING HIMSELF OUT AT THE BASKET RATHER THAN HIGH JUMPING, RATHER THAN GETTING HIGH LIFT. HE’S LAYING HIMSELF OUT AT THE BASKET. HE HAS TO GO UP STRONG AND NOT LAY HIMSELF OUT THERE AT THE RIM. HE’S MISSING A LOT OF EASY SHOTS.>>Marv: FOR PAU GASOL, SECOND FOUL AND TAKES A SEAT. TURIAF COMING IN. YOU SEE DUNCAN GOING FOR THE BALL. THEY TRY TO TRAP HIM. VAUGHN HESITATES AND TAKES THE SHOT.>>Doug: THAT’S A LITTLE BIT LIKE RONDO FOR BOSTON. WHEN HE’S ON THE FLOOR, THEY MAKE HIM MAKE JUMP SHOTS. HE HAS TO BE PREPARED AND READY TO SHOOT THE BALL. HE’S WOSHGED VERY HARD ON HIS SHOOTING TO MAKE THOSE OPEN SHOTS.>>Marv: ODOM TWISTING HIS WAY. NICE JOB BY DUNCAN COMING OVER ON THE HELP DEFENSE. THE LAKER LEAD IS NOW ONE, WITH THREE MINUTES LEFT IN THIS FIRST QUARTER. MARV ALBERT, DOUG COLLINS, CRAIG SAGER FROM LOS ANGELES. AND THE CALL IS AWAY FROM THE BALL. IT IS AGAINST THE LAKERS. LOOKS TO BE TURIAF. AND NOW A TIME-OUT IS TAKEN.>>Marv: YOU KNOW, DOUG, IT KNO DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN WHEN CRAIG BRINGS PROPS WITH HIM. >>Doug: AND ESPECIALLY SHOES. WHO KNOWS SHOES BETTER THAN CRAIG SAGER?>>Marv: EXACTLY. LAKERS UP BY ONE. JUST UNDER THREE MINUTES TO PLAY IN THE FIRST QUARTER. SASHA HAS COME OUT TO PLAY. PLAYED VERY WELL THE OTHER NIGHT, PARTICULARLY IN DEFENDING AGAINST GINOBILI. FOURTH TEAM FOUL CALLED ON THE LAKERS.>>Doug: WE WERE TALKING TO PHIL BEFORE THE GAME. I SAID, DO YOU THINK VUJACIC’S PERSONALITY BOTHERS GINOBILI? HE SAID, THAT’S WHY I PUT HIM ON. ONE IRRITANT TO THE NEXT. LET’S WATCH THAT MATCH-UP, VUJACIC WANTS THAT MATCH-UP AND WANT THAT CHALLENGE.>>Marv: IN EFFECT, TWO GUYS THAT LIKE TO ANNOY EACH OTHER. >>Doug: THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT.>>Marv: THE BALL BACK TO THE LAKERS. JORDAN FARMAR HAS CHECKED IN. IT’S A BACKCOURT OF FARMAR AND VUJACIC. FARMAR STRUGGLED WITH THE SHOT AGAINST THE JAZZ, 2 FOR 5, 8 POINTS, PLAYED WELL IN GAME ONE. TURIAF UP FRONT WITH ODOM AND BRYANT. NICE PASS. BRYANT FROM TURIAF.>>Doug: THAT’S A GREAT LOOK BY TURIAF. HE BRINGS SO MUCH ENERGY OFF THAT BENCH. HE LOVES THE CHALLENGE OF TRYING TO PLAY DUNCAN, ALTHOUGH HE’S UNDERSIZED. DURING THE SEASON HE’S BLOCKED A COUPLE SHOTS. SO DUNCAN IS AWARE OF THAT WHEN HE DRIBBLES IN THAT POST.>>Marv: TURIAF, 6’9″. DUNCAN WENT TO THE CROSSOVER. REBOUND, ODOM. GINOBILI MISSED A COUPLE FROM DOWNTOWN. GETS IT OUT TO HORRY. SHOOTS FOR TWO. AND WAY OFF. TURIAF LOOKING TO PICK OFF BOWEN. ODOM, LOST IT. AND LAST TOUCHED BY GINOBILI. YES, IT WAS.>>Doug: THIS LAST ROBERT HORRY MISS, I’M NOT SURE IF HE WAS TRYING TO SHOOT IT IN OR BANK IT. IT WAS SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN. THAT WAS AN UGLY SHOT. IT HIT THE CORNER OF THE BOARD.>>Marv: BATTED OUT OF BOUNDS BY BOWEN. HERE’S OBERTO COMING BACK. AND HE’LL COME ON FOR DUNCAN. FOUR POINTS, FOUR REBOUNDS, LEADING. BOTH COACHES DOING LOTS OF SHUFFLING HERE IN THE FIRST QUARTER, AS THEY DID THE OTHER NIGHT. HERE IS BRYANT. REBOUNDED BY GINOBILI. KOBE, 3 OF 5 HERE AT THE START.>>Doug: THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT BOWEN WANTS TO DO. HE WANT TO FORCE HIM ON THE FLOOR, KEEP HIS BODY IN FRONT OF HIM AND MAKE HIM A JUMP SHOOTER. NOT LET HIM GET IN THE PAINT.>>Marv: FIRED UP THE THREE, HORRY.>>Doug: MY KIND OF GUY, MISSED THE FIRST ONE, CAN’T WAIT TO SHOOT THE SECOND ONE. >>Marv: HERE’S BRYANT. IN CONTRAST TO WHAT TOOK PLACE IN GAME ONE WHERE HE DID NOT HIT HIS FIRST FIELD GOAL UNTIL THE FINAL MINUTE OF THE THIRD HALF, HE HAS COME OUT SHOOTING. BOWEN, BOX OUT BY TURIAF AND RECOVERED. HERE’S VUJACIC.>>Doug: GINOBILI HAS TO LOOK FOR HIS OFFENSE. JACQUE VAUGHN’S NOT A SCORER, NEAR NEITHER IS OBERTO. >>Marv: SHOT CLOCK AT SEVEN. VAUGHN FOR THREE.>>Doug: THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GET A LINEUP THAT DOESN’T HAVE THE SHOOTERS. THE BALL ALWAYS FINDS THE GUY THAT’S NOT THE HIGH PERCENTAGE SHOOTER. THAT’S NOT BY ACCIDENT, MARV. THAT’S WHY THE WORK THESE COACHES DO, WHEN THEY PREPARE THEIR TEAMS, THEY KNOW WHERE THEY CAN HELP, WHO THEY WANT TO HELP OFF OF AND THAT’S WHY THE SERIES BECOMES SO INTERESTING. YOU FORCE A TEAM TO TRY TO PLAY TO ITS WEAKNESS.>>Marv: THERE ARE REASONS THAT CERTAIN PLAYERS ARE WIDE OPEN. >>Doug: EXACTLY.>>Marv: ON A REGULAR BASIS. AND NOW TONY PARKER IS LOOKING TO CHECK BACK IN. NOW, LET’S SEE, FINLEY WILL COME ON FOR HORRY.>>Doug: THE LAKERS HAVE GONE TO A SMALL LINEUP IS FINLEY IS OUT THERE TO MATCH UP AGAINST RADMANOVIC.>>Marv: PARKER WAS CALLED BACK. HE WAS AT THE SCORER’S TABLE. FOUR SECOND DIFFERENTIAL BETWEEN THE SHOT CLOCK AND THE CLOCK. LAKERS IN POSSESSION, LEADING BY FIVE. FARMAR, BRYANT LOST IT.21-16 LE. JACQUE VAUGHN OFFCQUE VAUGHN OF FROM THE LOOSE BALL, TAKING A TIME-OUT. SO SAN ANTONIO WILL PUT IT IN PLAY IN THEIR BACKCOURT. >>Doug: AFTER A 27-POINT FIRST QUARTER IN GAME ONE, THE SPURS STRUGGLED TO GET 85 POINTS. TONIGHT THEY HAVE 16. SO, I MEAN, IT’S GOING TO BE A STRUGGLE FOR THEM TO SCORE IN THIS DEFENSE. THEIR DEFENSE IS GOING TO HAVE TO BE TREMENDOUS.>>Marv: HERE COMES GINOBILI. THAT TIME A TRAP. TRAVELING. GOOD JOB BY THE COMBINATION OF VUJACIC AND RADMANOVIC.>>Doug: SEE THE TRAP, THEY’RE COMING OVER TO GET HELP. THAT’S A GOOD CALL. MANU DID SHUFFLE THOSE FEET. NOW THE LAKERS WILL GET IT BACK. LET’S SEE IF — YEP, IS KOBE BRYANT RESTING HERE? YEP, HE’S OUT OF THE GAME HERE. THE SHOT WILL NOT BE RUN BY HIM >>Marv: PAU GASOL HAS COME ON, AS HAS LUKE WALTON FOR THE FIRST TIME. NOW THE SPURS WILL GO WITH KURT THOMAS.>>Doug: WATCH GASOL ON THIS PLAY. PHIL HAS A PLAY, HE LIKES TO THROW IT RIGHT TO GASOL.>>Marv: FARMAR AND THE FOUL IS GIVEN. THEY HAD A FOUL TO GIVE. VAUGHN WAS ABLE TO CHASE DOWN FARMAR.>>Doug: THERE’S PLENTY OF TIME, 1.5 SECONDS. YOU CAN GET A CATCH, A DRIBBLE AND A SHOT IN THAT PERIOD OF TIME. THE LAKERS STILL IN A POSITION HERE, IF THEY EXECUTE THIS PLAY, THEY CAN GET A GOOD SHOT. QUART PLAYED BOTH SHOTS, BOTH SHOTS, THROW ATTEMPTS. THE SPURS WITHOUT A POINT THE LAST 3:20 AND ONLY TWO POINTS IN THE LAST 4:45.>>Doug: THEY’RE PLAYING GREAT DEFENSE. THEY FORCED SIX TURNOVERS IN THE LAST SIX MINUTES OF THAT QUARTER BUT THE SPURS HAVE NO POINTS OFF THOSE TURNOVERS. YOU’VE GOT TO START HAVING YOUR DEFENSE CREATE SOME OFFENSE. WE TALKED ABOUT EASY SCORES, AND THE SPURS AREN’T FINDING ANY OF THOSE RIGHT NOW. >>Marv: SAN ANTONIO, 7 OF 21 FROM THE FIELD IN THE FIRST QUARTER. MICHAEL FINLEY WITH HIS SECOND FIELD GOAL. >>Doug: I LINE THIS LINEUP WITH FINLEY AT THE SMALL GUARD, HORRY, THEY HAVE A GOOD SHOOTING GROUP AND I THINK A CHANCE TO SCORE SOME POINTS AGAINST THE SECOND UNIT. >>Marv: WALTON GETS INSIDE. KOBE BRYANT SITTING IT OUT. GETTING A REST. HE OPENED UP, HITTING 4 OF 6 FROM THE FIELD, 8 POINTS. PARKER IS TURNED BACK AND FOULED. PARKER WILL HEAD TO THE LINE. FOUL ON WALTON.>>Doug: I’VE ALWAYS SAID, WHEN YOU PLAY THE LAKERS AND KOBE GOES OUT OF THE GAME, AND YOU SEE KOBE OVER THERE RESTING NOW AND DEREK FISHER, YOU HAVE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HIM RESTING. YOU’VE GOT TO TRY TO MAKE A LITTLE PUSH HERE. AND LET’S SEE IF THE SPURS CAN DO THAT. THE LAKERS WERE ABLE TO MAKE A RUN, ACTUALLY, WHEN THEIR BENCH CAME IN IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF GAME ONE.>>Marv: SAN ANTONIO MISSED ALL THREE OF ITS FREE THROWS. FOR COVERAGE OF THE NBA PLAYOFFS CONTINUES TOMORROW ON ABC, GAME THREE BETWEEN THE CELTICS AND PISTONS STARTING AT 8:00 EASTERN TIME. THAT SERIES EVEN AT ONE. SUNDAY ON TNT GAME THREE, WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS BETWEEN THE LAKERS AND SPURS AT 8:00. MONDAY ON — PARKER COMES UP WITH A STEAL AND TAKES IT THE DISTANCE. HOW THEY INTERRUPT A PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT? MONDAY ON ESPN, GAME FOUR OF THE CELTS AND PISTONS STARTING AT 7:30 EASTERN TIME.>>Doug: TWO POINTS OFF A STEAL AND A TURNOVER. THAT’S WHAT THE SPURS HAVE TO DO.>>Marv: VUJACIC HAS HAD AN OUTSTANDING SEASON OUT OF SLOVENIA. FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK BACK IN 2004, PLAYED IN ITALY FOR THREE YEARS. IT’S HIS FOURTH SEASON IN THE NBA. GINOBILI UNABLE TO HIT. IT’S DEFLECTED OUT. LAST TOUCHED BY VUJACIC.>>Doug: HE’S ALWAYS BEEN A GUY THAT’S BEEN STREAKY OFFENSIVELY. THE REASON HE’S PLAYING NOW BECAUSE HIS TEAMMATES TRUST HIM DEFENSIVELY. I HEARD KOBE SPEAK BEING IT AFTER THE GAME THE OTHER NIGHT. HIS IMPROVEMENT DEFENSIVELY HAS REALLY ENABLED HIM TO HELP THEM PLAY IN A GAME LIKE THIS AGAINST GINOBILI. THERE IT IS RIGHT THERE.>>Marv: THE IRRITANT FOULED BY THE IRRITANT. GINOBILI CALLED FOR THE FOUL. WE SAY THAT WITH GREAT AFFECTION. >>Doug: ABSOLUTELY. HE HAS THE SPEED AND QUICKNESS TO STAY UP WITH MANU GINOBILI, ESPECIALLY MANU STRUGGLING WITH THAT JAMMED ANKLE.>>Marv: LAKERS WITH A 25-21 LEAD. WALTON, REBOUNDED BY OBERTO. GINOBILI MET BY THE DOUBLE MOMENTARILY. THE GIVE AND GO. GINOBILI POPS IT BACK OUT FOR PARKER. OTHERRY, HE’S BEEN OFF.>>Doug: IT’S NOT THE SAME ROBERT HORRY THAT USED TO KNOCK DOWN ALL OF THOSE OPEN JUMP SHOTS. AGE HAS TAKEN ITS TOLL.>>Marv: FARMAR. ODOM GETS INSIDE. AND A FOUL. LET’S CHECK IN WITH CRAIG.>>Craig: JUST A SECOND AGO WE SAW SASHA DRAW THAT OFFENSIVE FOUL AGAINST MANU GINOBILI. HE THOUGHT HE DREW ONE AGAINST BRUCE BOWEN IN GAME ONE. BOWEN CATCHES VUJACIC WITH THE FOREARM AND THE ELBOW. HE WENT DOWN. THE LAKERS THOUGHT A FLAGRANT FOUL SHOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED. THE TAPE WAS SENT TO THE SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF BASEBALL OPERATIONS, STU JACKSON. HE SAID THE OFFICIALS MISSED THE CALL. BUT HE DID NOT THINK HE WARRANTED A FLAGRANT OR A FINE. BOWEN HAD FIVE FOULS IN THAT GAME. THAT COULD HAVE BEEN A COSTLY ADDITION. HE GUARDS KOBE BRYANT.>>Marv: THANKS, CRAIG. THAT WAS POINT NUMBER FIVE FOR ODOM. THE FOUL BY OBERTO, WHO WILL SIT DOWN. AND TIM DUNCAN MAKES HIS RETURN.>>Doug: JUST TO FOLLOW UP ON CRAIG’S REPORT. THE IMPORTANCE OF BOUTON PLAY AGAINST KOBE BRYANT, WHEN HE PICKED UP HIS THIRD FOUL THE OTHER DAY, THEY WERE 20 POINTS AHEAD. KOBE SCORED 23 OF HIS 27 POINTS AFTER THAT HAPPENED. SO THAT’S THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING BOWEN ON THE FLOOR TO TRY TO KEEP HIM SOMEWHAT UNDER WRAPS.>>Marv: FIVE-POINT LEAD FOR THE LAKERS, EARLY SECOND QUARTER. THEY DO A NICE JOB AGAINST PARKER. THREE-SECOND VIOLATION IS CALLED.>>Doug: MARV, THEY’RE CUTTING OFF THE FLOOR. THEY’RE KEEP KEEPING THE SPURS GUARDS ON THE SIDE OF THE FLOOR. WHEN YOU DO THAT AND DON’T LET THEM GET IN THE MIDDLE, THEN YOU DON’T GET THAT PENETRATING KICK AND OPEN THREES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FLOOR. THE LAKERS HAVE DONE A NICE JOB WITH PARKER AND GINOBILI, ESPECIALLY AFTER THE FIRST HALF OF GAME ONE. I THOUGHT IN GAME ONE PARKER WAS TERRIFIC IN THE FIRST HALF. HE HAD 12 POINTS AND REALLY CONTROLLED THE TEMPO OF THAT GAME. STRUGGLED IN THE SECOND HALF WITH ONLY SIX POINTS. HE AND GINOBILI WERE 0 FOR 7 IN THAT DECISIVE FOURTH QUARTER.>>Marv: PARKER AND FINLEY IN THE BACKCOURT. DUNCAN, HORRY AND UDOKA. HITTING THE THREE. >>Doug: IT’S SO IMPORTANT FOR THE GUYS OFF THE BENCH TO MAKE SHOTS. IT HELPS THEIR CONFIDENCE — >>Marv: OH, MY! LUKE WALTON WITH THE LOB THAT IS PUT DOWN BY LAMAR ODOM. THREE-POINT LAKER LEAD THREE MINUTES IN, SECOND QUARTER. HERE’S FINLEY. DUNCAN REACHING FOR IT AND A FOUL. AND IT’S SALVATORE, THE OUTSIDE OFFICIAL. CALLING THE FOUL ONDECISIONS. THE BALL JUST STOPPED MOVING. M. JACQUE VAUGHN SAYING AFTER THE GAME HE FELT THAT SAN ANTONIO LOST ITS COMPOCOMPOSURE, WHICH SURPRISING BECAUSE OF THE EXPERIENCE ON THIS BALL CLUB GOING UP AGAINST A RELATIVELY YOUNG LAKER TEAM.>>Doug: AND MANU GINOBILI SAID, WE LOOKED SLOW, AT THE END OF THAT GAME. RIGHT OUT OF THE TIME-OUT, BAD PLAY. GREGG POPOVICH SAYS DON’T PLAY IN THE CROWD. THEY COME AND THROW THE BALL IN THE CROWD RIGHT OUT OF THE POSSESSION. NOT A GOOD SIGN.>>Marv: FARMAR AND VUJACIC IN THE BACKCOURT. WALTON, UDOKA COMING OVER TO HELP ON BRYANT. REBOUNDED BY DUNCAN. >>Doug: BRENT BARRY IS ON THE FLOOR NOW. HORRY BEING 0 FOR 4, LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO MAKE A SHOT FOR HIS TEAM. >>Marv: UDOKA ABLE TO CONNECT ON HIS FIRST ATTEMPT JUST A MOMENT AGO. AND THAT WAS FROM THREE-POINT LAND. BARRY GETS IT RIGHT BACK FOR FINLEY. JUST BEAT THE SHOT CLOCK. HERE COMES FARMAR. LAKERS ON THE RUN. FARMAR ALL THE WAY! JORDAN FARMAR, SECOND-YEAR PLAYER OUT OF UCLA, WHO HAS HAD A VERY STRONG SEASON. DID NOT PLAY WELL, AS WE TOUCHED ON EARLIER, IN THE SERIES AGAINST UTAH. DID NOT FIND THE TOUCH. PARKER RIGHT BACK. AND THAT’S THE FIRST CLEAR PENETRATION WE’VE SEEN FOR TONY PARKER.>>Doug: INSTEAD OF DOING IT OFF THE SCREEN AND ROLL, WE WERE TRYING TO GET MOVEMENT. WE TALKED ABOUT HOW WELL THE LAKERS HAVE PLAYED ALL THOSE SCREEN AND ROLLS. THAT TIME JUST GETS SOME MOVEMENT AND CUTTING. >>Marv: FARMAR. HIS CONFIDENCE ATTEMPTING THAT THREE-POINT SHOT. PARKER, UDOKA FROM DOWNTOWN. WAY OFF. AND GASOL IS ON IT.>>Doug: THREE-POINT SHOOTING IS SPO SO IMPORTANT TO THE SPURS. THEY WERE 5 OF 20 IN IN GAME ONE. NOW 3 OF 10.>>Marv: AFTER SHOOTING VERY WELL FROM THREE-POINT RANGE AGAINST THE HORNETS THE LAST COUPLE OF GAMES. BRYANT NOT ABLE TO CONNECT. HERE COMES BARRY WITH VUJACIC BACK. UDOKA, CHECKED FROM BEHIND BY FARMAR! GASOL, UDOKA WITH THE REBOUND.>>Doug: I THINK UDOKA FELT LIKE HE WAS ALL ALONE THERE. DID NOT HEAR THE FOOT STEPS FROM BEHIND. YOU HAVE TO GO UP AND DUNK THAT BASKETBALL. WE SAW LUKE WALTON MAKE THAT SAME PLAY AGAINST UTAH. DARRIN WILLIAMS HAD A SPECTACULAR BLOCK — NO, EXCUSE ME, IT WAS RONNY PRICE HAD THE SPECTACULAR BLOCK IN THAT GAME.>>Marv: SHOT CLOCK DOWN TO THREE. PARKER, AND THE SPURS ARE HAVING THEIR DIFFICULTIES, AND ONE OF THOSE DROUGHTS DEVELOPING.>>Doug: WHEN YOU PLAY GREAT DEFENSE, YOU CAN’T MAKE A SHOT, THAT GETS DISCOURAGING AFTER WHILE. >>Marv: BUT BRYANT DOES MAKE THE SHOT. TEN POINTS FOR KOBE.>>Doug: KOBE KNOWS WHEN BOWEN’S NOT IN THE GAME, HE CAN SCORE WHENEVER HE WANTS TO. THAT’S THAT OLD FEELING, I KNOW I CAN SCORE. YOU KNOW I CAN SCORE. AND YOU KNOW I KNOW I CAN SCORE. THAT’S THE PROBLEM.>>Marv: AND H AS MANY AS 20 TO BEATO BEAT THE SP. LOGON TO TNTOVERTIME.COM FOR MORE DOCKERS LOOKING GOOD PERFORMANCE.>>Doug: HE HAD AN INTERESTING COMMENT AFTER THAT GAME. HE SAID, I KNEW WE WERE DOWN BY 20 BUT IT DIDN’T FEEL LIKE WE WERE DOWN BY 20. HE SAID, I’VE BEEN IN GAMES WHERE WE’VE BEEN DOWN BY 20 BUT IN THAT GAME IT DIDN’T FEEL THAT WAY AND HE BECAME SORT OF A PROFHET TO THE FINISH. >>Marv: HIS COACH SAID HE FELT LIKE HE WASN’T IN THE TRIANGLE, BUT THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE. SAN ANTONIO ONLY TWO POINTS IN THE LAST 3:30. SPURS NOT SHOOTING WELL BUT GASOL WITH THE STEP AND COULD NOT CONVERT. SAN ANTONIO DOWN BY JUST THREE. AS WE COME UP ON FIVE MINUTES TO GO IN THIS FIRST HALF. GASOL PLAYING WITH TWO FOULS. DUNCAN SHOOTS OVER HIM. TRYING TO GO GLASS.>>Doug: THAT’S A SHOT GREGG POPOVICH SAID HE’LL HAVE TO MAKE TONIGHT, ANGLE GLASS SHOT, INSTEAD OF BACKING IN OR DRIVING IN WHERE THE LAKERS ARE SWARMING. >>Marv: MISCOMMUNICATION BETWEEN BRYANT AND GASOL.>>Doug: THIS IS THE GREAT MATCH-UP BETWEEN KOBE AND BOWEN. BOWEN WANTS TO MAKE HIM A JUMP SHOOTER. TRY NOT TO LET HIM GET TO THE BASKET, GET TO THE FREE THROW LINE. HERE HE DRIVES INSIDE, GETS A LITTLE SHOT. AGAIN, THIS ONE HERE. A BACKDOOR PLAY. WHEN YOU PLAY AGAINST THESE GUYS, YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE PUNISHMENT AND DISH PUNISHMENT OUT. THAT’S WHY THEY RESPECT EACH OTHER SO MUCH. THEY’RE BOTH THE ULTIMATE COMPETITORS. >>Marv: BOWEN GOING AFTER GASOL. HE’S TRYING TO PICK UP NUMBER THREE ON PAU. LAST TOUCH, DEFLECTED BY THE LAKERS. GREGG POPOVICH HAS DUNCAN UP FRONT. ALONG WITH BOWEN AND FINLEY. GINOBILI AND PARKER AT THE GUARDS.>>Doug: YOU SEE MANU GINOBILI, HERE HE IS TONIGHT DEEP INTO THE GAME AND HE HAS NOT SCORED A POINT YET, 0 OF 3. HOPING TO BRING HIM OFF THE BENCH AND GIVE HIM LIFE. THAT HAS NOT HAPPENED. >>Marv: DUNCAN WITH THE REBOUND. DUNCAN AGAIN.>>Doug: GASOL HAS TO GET HIS BODY ON HIM. I KNOW HE’S VERY SLENDER. YOU HAVE TO ALMOST FACE GUARD TIM DUNCAN AND KEEP HIM OFF THE BOARDS AND HAVE SOMEBODY ELSE GET THE REBOUND.>>Marv: SIX POINTS, 11 REBOUNDS FOR DUNCAN. BRYANT, WHAT A MOVE, AS HE WAS ABLE TO EXTEND BUT COULD NOT FINISH IT. WALTON PICKS IT OFF. PARKER THOUGHT HE HAD GINOBILI. DID NOT SEE WALTON.>>Doug: SCOUTING REPORT STEAL RIGHT THERE. GET INTO THE PASSING LANE. YOU KNOW PARKER LIKES TO DRIVE AND GET INTO THE CORNERS. >>Marv: CROSSOVER MOVE BY WALTON. BRYANT PASSED ON THE THREE. GASOL OFF THE FAKE. GASOL THOUGHT HE WAS FOULED. THAT’S HIS FIRST FIELD GOAL. GASOL JUST 1 OF 5 FROM THE FLOOR. HE’S BEEN IN FOUL TROUBLE. HE’S PLAYING WITH TWO. PARKER GOT THE STEP.>>Doug: RUNNING SOME DIFFERENT ACTION. RATHER THAN SCREEN AND ROLL THAT TIME, PARKER GOT A HANDOFF COMING FROM THE BASELINE AND TURNED THE CORNER ON DUNCAN. SO YOU MAKE YOUR ADJUSTMENTS, UNDERSTANDING WHAT THE LAKERS ARE DOING WITH THEIR SCREEN AND ROLL DEFENSE, TO TRY TO GET YOUR GUARDS IN THE LANE, DIFFERENT ACTION.>>Marv: TONY PARKER, 11 POINTS. BRYANT FOR THREE. 13 POINTS FOR KOBE. HE’S HIT ON 6 OF 10 FROM THE FLOOR.>>Doug: BUT, SEE, HE HAS 13 POINTS ON TEN SHOTS AND HE’S NOT SHOT ANY FREE THROWS. WHO’S DOING A GOOD JOB ON THAT? HE’S TAKING TIGHT SHOTS TO GET HIS POINTS. THAT’S WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO >>Marv: THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT GREGG POPOVICH — OH, THERE’S THAT ANGLED JUMP SHOT BY TIM DUNCAN. POP SAID HE WOULD NOT WANT TO SEE KOBE BRYANT ON THE LINE, AS WE SAW DURING THE COURSE OF THAT SERIES WITH UTAH.>>Doug: YOU KNOW, BOWEN’S COMPETITIVE ENERGY IS, I WANT TO GET UP AND I WANT TO GET TIGHT ON HIM ON THE PERIMETER AND THEN HE BEATS ON YOU THE DRIVE OFFER WHO’S IN YOUR FAVE 5?>>>JUST UNDER THREE TO GO IN THIS FIRST HALF. AND THE LAKERS HAVE A 37-35 LEAD. ON THE SPURS. AS AND THERE’S JACK IN HIS CUSTOMARY COURTSIDE SEAT. DENZEL WASHINGTON, A REGULAR HERE AT STAPLES. ROCKY BALBOA, SYLVESTER STALLONE, TO OUR LEFT. SPIDER-MAN, TOBY McGUIRE. AND DAVID AND VICTORIA BECKHAM, SPICE IN THE HOUSE. AND BILL ENGVALL. >>Doug: THAT’S VERY FUNNY. >>Marv: YES. THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW IS BACK, CATCH ALL NEW EPISODES JUNE 12th AT 9:00.>>Doug: VERY FUNNY, VERY, VERY FUNNY, MARV.>>Marv: YOU DID MENTION THAT. HERE’S BRYANT AGAIN FOR THREE. REBOUNDED BY GINOBILI.>>Doug: MARV, DOESN’T IT FEEL LIKE THE LAKERS SHOULD BE UP ABOUT 10 OR 12 POINTS IN THIS GAME? IT’S ONLY A TWO-POINT GAME. THE SPURS HAVE BEEN OUTPLAYED IN THIS FIRST HALF. THEY COULD GO IN WITH THE LEAD IN THE LAST TWO MINUTES >>Marv: DUNCAN HAS TIED THE GAME. SAN ANTONIO SHOOTING ONLY 38% BUT THE GAME IS TIED. LAKERS HAVE LED RIGHT FROM THE START. BRYANT GOES BEHIND THE BACK. BOWEN ABLE TO STAY WITH HIM. BRYANT WITH A BEAUTIFUL SETUP. A HANDOFF TO PAU GASOL.>>Doug: THAT’S WHY THEY WANT BRYANT TO BE A JUMP SHOOTER. HE EITHER GETS TO THE FOUL LINE, SCORES, OR GETS OTHERS INVOLVED WHEN HE GETS THAT KIND OF PENETRATING DRIVE.>>Marv: PARKER ON THE SPIN. ODOM.>>Doug: FISHER JUST PUNISHED OBERTO ON THAT SCREEN. HE’S A TOUGH GUARD, I TELL YOU.>>Marv: BRYANT, HAS TO GIVE IT UP. VUJACIC PASSED ON A THREE AND KNOCKS DOWN THE TWO-POINTER. >>Doug: THAT’S A NICE JOB, THOUGH. GINOBILI RAN HIM OFF THE THREE. YOU TEACH A GUY, THAT’S CALLED THE ESCAPE DWIBL. ESCAPE THE DEFENDER AND KNOCK OFF THE JUMP SHOT. NICE JOB BY VUJACIC. >>Marv: LAKERS HAVE A 41-37 ADVANTAGE. SHOT CLOCK TO FIVE. THERE’S PARKER. THAT WAS A WIDE OPEN SHOT.>>Doug: TONY PARKER HAS BEEN WAY OFF ON THE JUMP SHOT TONIGHT. HAS HAD TWO OR THREE SHOTS AND HASN’T BEEN CLOSE.>>Marv: FISHER, TRIES TO ELUDE PARKER, STAYS WITH HIM. VUJACIC FOR THREE. OH, HE IS FEELING IT. HE IS 3 FOR 3 FROM THE FIELD WITH 7 POINTS. THE LAKER LEAD EXTENDS TO SEVEN.>>Doug: ALWAYS TALK ABOUT CLOSING QUARTERS, IT’S BEEN L.A.>>Marv: OBERTO NOT ABLE TO HELP. HERE COMES FISHER. GINOBILI LOOKS TO CUT HIM OFF. DEREK FISHER, AS GINOBILI IS UP IN THE SECOND ROW BACK BEHIND THE BASELINE.>>Doug: YOU JUST TALKED ABOUT FINISHING QUARTERS. IT LOOKED LIKE THE SPURS WERE GOING TO BE CLOSE ON A 9-0 RUN HERE BY THE LAKERS.>>Marv: JUST A MOMENT AGO THIS GAME WAS TIED AT 37. TWO-SECOND DIFFERENTIAL BETWEEN THE GAME CLOCK AND THE SHOT CLOCK. FOUL GIVEN BY FISHER. BOTH TEAMS, FOULS TO GIVE.>>Doug: WE TALKED ABOUT DEREK FISHER AND LAMAR ODOM, HOW IMPORTANT IT WOULD BE FOR THEM TO BOUNCE BACK AFTER THE 4 FOR 21 COMBINED GAME. TONIGHT FISHER HAS BEEN TERRIFIC. HE HAS NINE POINTS. ODOM HAS SEVEN. THEY HAVE 16 POINTS. THEY HAD 12 THE OTHER NIGHT. IN THE PLAYOFFS COMBINED THEY’VE BEEN AVERAGING OVER 26 POINTS. THESE GUYS HAVE BOUNCED BACK. LOOK AT THIS LAKER DEFENSE, 37 POINTS, MARV. THEY’RE A VERY UNDERRATED DEFENSIVE TEAM. EVERYBODY TALKS ABOUT HOW MANY POINTS THEY SCORE. BUT THEIR OPPONENTS IN THE PLAYOFFS ARE SHOOTING 43%. THEIR OPPONENTS ARE SHOOTING 30% FROM THE THREE-POINT LINE, AVERAGING ALMOST 8 STEALS AND ALMOST 7 BLOCKS A NIGHT. SO THIS TEAM HAS BEEN PLAYING GREAT DEFENSE IN THE PLAYOFFS.>>Marv: PHIL JACKSON PULLS OUT PAU GASOL AND SENDS ON TURIAF. HE’S DEFENDING ON TIM DUNCAN. FINAL SECONDS OF THE HALF. DUNCAN IS FOULED. FISHER TRYING TO SLAP THE BALL AWAY. THE LAKERS ARE OVER THE LIMIT.>>Doug: THAT’S A VETERAN MOVE BY TIM DUNCAN. HE BRINGS THE BALL DOWN LOW AND BAITS DEREK FISHER TO TRY TO REACH IN AND THEN HE DRAGS HIS ARM RIGHT THROUGH DEREK FISHER AND GETS THE FOUL. THAT’S A NICE PLAY BY FISHER. THAT’S A VETERAN PLAY. >>Marv: DUNCAN MISSED HIS FIRST TWO AT THE LINE. 73% DURING THE REGULAR SEASON. OUT OF 6 FOR 6 AGAINST THE HORNETS IN GAME SEVEN. THE OTHER NIGHT, JUST 6 FOR 10. T-MOBILE HALFTIME REPORT COMING UP WITH KENNY AND MAGIC, THEY’LL TAKE A LOOK BACK AT THE FIRST HALF. THE LAKERS PULLING AWAY IN THE LAST 1:30 AFTER THE SPURS WERE ABLE TO TIE THE GAME. TIM DUNCAN AND TONY PARKER, THE ONLY SPURS TO SCORE THE LAST, WHAT, NINE MINUTES, IS THAT CORRECT? STAT STIGS SAYING THAT, THE LAST NINE MINUTES THEY’VE SCORED THE LAST POINTS FOR SAN ANTONIO >>Doug: THEY ARE 10 OF 23. THE REST OF THE TEAM IS 6 FOR 22.>>Marv: OFF THE REBOUND, NOT ABLE TO HIT. HE THOUGHT HE WAS FOULED. THAT’S THE END OF THE FIRST HALF. STRONG FINISH BY THE LAKERS. 46-37. ANOTHER LOOK AT THAT LAST MISSED FREE THROW BY DUNCAN. THE QUESTION IS, WAS HE FOULED BY BRYANT?>>Doug: THOSE ARE TWO BIG FREE THROWS MISSED, MARV. IT HAPPENED IN THE FOURTH QUARTER THE OTHER NIGHT WHEN THE SPURS WERE IN THE LEAD. HE MISSED A COUPLE FREE THROWS. HE GOT A CHANCE TO STOP THE BLEEDING THERE. INSTEAD YOU GO IN ON THE DOWNER, MISSING TWO FREE THROWS. >>Marv: A DIFFERENT STORY FOR KOBE BRYANT IN THE FIRST HALF TONIGHT, FOLLOWING THE 1 FOR 3 IN GAME ONE, 6 OF 11 FROM THE FIELD. KOBE IS WITH CRAIG.>>Craig: ABOUT A 1:30 TO GO IN THE HALF, THE GAME WAS TIED. DOUG COLLINS SAID, DON’T YOU FEEL LIKE THE LAKERS SHOULD BE UP BY 10 OR 12? NOW IT IS A NINE-POINT GAME.>>WE MADE A COUPLE OF DEFENSIVE ERRORS. FINLEY IN TRANSITION, YOU KNOW, THOSE ARE PLAYS WE HAVE TO TRY TO AVOID.>>Craig: IN GAME ONE YOU CHANGED SHOES AT INTERMISSION AND CAME OUT AND SCORED 25 OF YOUR 27 POINTS. ARE YOU GOING TO CHANGE SHOES OUTSHOT THE HORNETS 11 11 TO 12.>>Marv: YOU SAY THEY ONLY OUTSCORED 22 TO 11. THEY CUT THE LEAD GOING INTO THE FOURTH QUARTER. DUNCAN AND PARKER HAVE TO TAKE 20, 25 SHOTS IN THIS GAME. DUNCAN HAS TO GO TO WORK INSIDE THE LAKERS. HE CAN SCORE ANY TIME HE WANTS TO, AS FINLEY STARTS OUT WITH A JUMP SHOT, BUT FINLEY HAS TO WORK INSIDE. >>Marv: AND MICHAEL FINLEY IS 3 OF 7 NOW, 8 POINTS. HERE IS GASOL. REBOUNDED BY DUNCAN. NOW GASOL HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET INTO IT. 2 OF 7 FROM THE FIELD. FINLEY, REBOUND COMES TO BRYANT.>>Doug: I TALKED TO DEREK FISHER RIGHT BEFORE THE HALF WAS OVER — THE HALF WAS STARTING AND HE SAID, WE HAVE TO COME OUT THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES. WE CAN’T BE FLAT LIKE WE WERE THE OTHER NIGHT. AND KOBE BRYANT RECOGNIZED THEY’RE GOING TO GO TO WORK. THE FIRST FIVE MINUTE OF THIS QUARTER ARE GOING TO BE SO IMPORTANT FOR THE LAKERS. >>Marv: 15 POINTS FOR BRYANT. PARKER LEADS THE SPURS WITH 11, DUNCAN WITH 10, ALONG WITH 13 REBOUNDS. PARKER GETTING INTO THE LANE. NICE SPEED FOR OBERTO. >>Doug: ANY TIME THOSE SPURS GUARDS GET IN THE LANE, YOU GET EASY BASKETS BY OBERTO, OPEN UP THE THREE-POINT SHOOTING AND THE LAKERS HAVE DONE A NICE JOB CLOSINGING DOWN THE PAINT.>>Marv: BRYANT AGAIN. >>Doug: FEELING THE GAME. THAT’S WHAT HE TALKED ABOUT, I WANT TO FEEL THE GAME AND KNOWING THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES IS SO IMPORTANT, HE’S COMING OUT LOOKING TO SCORE. >>Marv: THE WORD DECOY HAS NOT ENTERED INTO THE CONVERSATION TONIGHT, WHEN YOU’RE TALKING KOBE BRYANT. TRAVELING VIOLATION ON PARKER.>>Doug: GOT TO STAY OFF THAT SIDELINE. IF YOU’RE THE SPURS GUARDS, THOSE BEEN MEN FROM THE LAKERS ARE TRAPPING AND FINDING IT — MAKING IT SO DIFFICULT FOR THE SPURS GUARDS TO GET OUT OF THE CORNERS.>>Marv: LAKERS HAVE NOT LOST HERE AT HOME SINCE BACK ON MARCH 28 THD. AS IT TURNS OUT THEY LOST TO THE WIZARDS AND GOING BACK TO THE REGULAR SEASON, LAKERS HAVE WON THE LAST — THEY’RE 6 OF 6 AT HOME IN THE PLAYOFFS. BRYANT ON FIRE! IT COUNTS AND THE FOUL COMMITTED BY BOWEN.>>Doug: MARV, IN GAME ONE, YOU KNOW, MAYBE MICHAEL JORDAN, AND I’VE SEEN IT SO MANY TIMES, HAS THE CAPABILITY OF BEING ABLE TO JUST FEEL THE GAME OUT AND THEN GO TO WORK AND FEEL LIKE HE CAN SCORE WHENEVER HE WANTS TO. A HAND IN THE FACE BY BOWEN, THE FOUL, THE THREE-POINT PLAY OPPORTUNITY. MARV, THE ABILITY TO THROW THE SWITCH AND GO FROM BEING PASTOR AND FACILITATOR AND GETTING YOUR TEAMMATES INVOLVED, TO THEN SCORE 25 POINTS IN THE SECOND HALF, THAT’S AN INCREDIBLE CHALLENGE. >>Marv: KOBE WITH ALL SEVEN LAKER POINTS AT THE START OF THE THIRD QUARTER. HE’S 3 OF 3 FROM THE FIELD. LAKERS HAVE OPENED UP A 12-POINT LEAD. PARKER. REBOUND COMES TO ODOM. SPURS GET BACK. FISHER WITH A NICE PASS. ODOM BANGS IT. GREGG POPOVICH WANTS TO TALK.>>Doug: THE LAKERS GOT PHILG A MUCH MORE. CH MORE. THE LAKERS AND THE NBA, WHERE CARING HAPPENS. NOW BACK TO MARV AND DOUG.>>Marv: THANK YOU, CRAIG. WHAT A RUN HERE BY THE LAKERS IN THE LAST COUPLE OF MINUTES OF THE FIRST HALF, THIS WAS A TIED GAME AT 37 APIECE. SINCE THEN THE LAKERS HAVE OUTSCORED THE SPURS 18-4. OBERTO, AND THAT SHOT DEFLECTED.>>Doug: LAMAR ODOM IS NOT WORRIED ABOUT OBERTO. HE’S COMING OVER AND PLAYING A ONE-MAN ZONE INSIDE TO HELP OUT GASOL.>>Marv: FISHER! AND THIS LAKER ONSLAUGHT CONTINUES. HERE’S GINOBILI RACING DOWN. HE GETS THE CALL? YES. AND MANU GINOBILI, HIS FIRST FIELD GOAL >>Doug: I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE INTAKT OF THAT GAME ONE LOSS THE OTHER NIGHT, AS WE SEE FISHER PULL UP AND KNOCK DOWN THIS JUMP SHOT. HE’S BOUNCED BACK TONIGHT AFTER THE 1 FOR 9 GAME IN GAME ONE, HE HAS 11 POINTS. GINOBILI FINALLY WITH A FINISH AND A CHANCE FOR A THREE-POINT PLAY. MARV, HAD THE SPURS WON THAT GAME THE OTHER NIGHT TO TAKE BACK HOME COURT, GREGG POPOVICH MIGHT HAVE SENT GINOBILI OUT TONIGHT. YOU DON’T TO WANT GIVE THE GAME AWAY, BUT IF YOU CAN GIVE HIM THREE DAYS REST AND GO HOME, THAT’S WHAT THE GAME DID THE OTHER NIGHT, MAKING THIS A MUST-WIN GAME FOR THE SPURS. >>Marv: RADMANOVIC ON THE DRIVE. AND THIS SERIES WHERE YOU’RE PLAYING EVERY OTHER DAY, IT’S VERY DIFFICULT, WHEN YOU HAVE A PLAYER LIKE GINOBILI, WHO’S WORN DOWN, PLAYING HURT, IT’S DIFFICULT TO GET HIM REST TIME. PARKER GETTING INSIDE. THE SERIES RESUMES SUNDAY NIGHT WITH GAME THREE AT SAN ANTONIO, STARTING AT 8:30 EASTERN TIME RIGHT HERE ON TNT. SO A TRAVEL DAY TOMORROW. GAME THREE SUNDAY. THEY STAY IN SAN ANTONIO, HAVE A DAY OFF, GAME FOUR TUESDAY NIGHT. AND GINOBILI SLAPS IT AWAY FROM ODOM. THEY GOT TANGLED. THAT’S THE SECOND COMMITTED BY GINOBILI.>>Doug: THAT’S THE FRUSTRATION LEVEL RIGHT THERE ON GINOBILI. IT’S BEEN A STRUGGLE FOR HIM IN THIS SERIES. HE GOES UP TO TRY TO BLOCK THE SHOT. THAT’S A VERY HARD FOUL. NOT A FLAGRANT FOUL. ODOM WILL GO TO THE LINE AND SHOOT TWO.>>Marv: MANU GINOBILI HAD A SENSATIONAL SERIES AGAINST THE HORNETS, AVERAGED 21 A GAME. AFTER A TERRIFIC REGULAR SEASON. VOTED ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM, WHICH IS QUITE AN ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR A PLAYER WHO USUALLY COMES OFF THE BENCH. >>Doug: WHEN I THINK OF GAME ONE THE OTHER NIGHT, MARV, THE WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS, IT REMINDS ME OF GAME ONE IN THE FIRST ROUND WHERE THE SPURS DID TO THE PHOENIX SUNS WHAT THE LAKERS DID TO THEM THE OTHER NIGHT. IT LOOKED LIKE THE SUNS HAD THAT GAME WON. THE SPURS CAME BACK AND STOLE THAT GAME. I DIDN’T THINK THE SUNS EVER RECOVERED FROM THAT. LET’S SEE IF THE SPURS CAN RECOVER FROM THAT TOUGH LOSS IN GAME ONE.>>Marv: SAN ANTONIO NOW DOWN BY 15. AND KEN MAUER CALLS A FOUL, OFFENSIVE FOUL. IT’S ON OBERTO, HIS SECOND. THIS IS A LAKER TEAM THAT WENT 57-25 IN THE REGULAR SEASON, BEST RECORD IN THE WEST, NUMBER ONE SEED. THEY FINISHED STRONG. THEY WON EIGHT OF THE LAST NINE IN REGULAR SEASON TO PASS BY THE HORNETS FOR TOP SPOT. IN THE WEST, THEY SWEEP DENVER, BEAT UTAH IN SIX. ODOM, REBOUNDED BY DUNCAN. GINOBILI FOR THREE. AND HERE COME THE LAKERS. AND THE LAKERS BECAME AN ELITE TEAM AFTER THE TRADE FOR PAU GASOL, WHICH FOLLOWED THE INJURY SUFFERED BY ANDREW BYNUM. WONDERFUL PASS FROM BRYANT TO ODOM. 63-46, L.A. BOWEN, YES.>>Doug: LAKERS ARE SWARMING DEFENSIVELY. EVERY POSSESSION FOR THE SPURS, MARV, THEY’RE HAVING TO WORK SO HARD TO GET OPEN SHOTS.>>Marv: ONCE AGAIN, THE SPURS ARE HAVING DIFFICULTIES HERE IN THE THIRD QUARTER. LAKERS HAVE HIT 7 OF 9 FROM THE FIELD. GASOL TRYING TO SHAKE OFF DUNCAN. NOW BACKS HIS WAY. AND SCORES. 26 POINTS FOR GASOL. HE SAT FOR A WHILE AFTER PICKING UP A SECOND FOUL EARLY. LAKERS NOW SHOOTING 60% FOR THE GAME. DUNCAN’S PASS PICKED OFF. HE HAD NO ANGLE. BRYANT WENT DOWN. INTERCEPTED BY DUNCAN. BRYANT THOUGHT HE WAS FOULED. HERE COMES PARKER, CHALLENGES ODOM. AND PARKER HITS THE FLOOR.>>Doug: LOOKED LIKE HE HELD HIS LEFT LEG WHEN HE WENT DOWN. YOU CAN SEE THE FATIGUE ON THE SPURS RIGHT NOW. >>Marv: ODOM FROM BRYANT. AND A FOUL.>>Doug: IT’S ALMOST LIKE THE LAKERS HAVE AN EXTRA GEAR RIGHT NOW. THE SPURS TRYING SO DESPERATELY TO GET BACK IN THE GAME. THE SPEED AND THE QUICKNESS OF THIS LAKER TEAM, THEY’RE MOVING THE BALL, FINDING THE OPEN AREAS. EVERYBODY’S INVOLVED. SPURS SHOOTING 37% FROM THE FLOOR. AND THE LAKERS, 60%.>>Marv: FOUL COMMITTED BY DUNCAN. WELL, THIS JULY THE NUMBER ONE CABLE SERIES OF ALL TIME RETURNS TO TNT. GET A CONFESSION WITH KYRA SEDGWICK AS “THE CLOSER,” WATCH NEW EB SOEDS ON TNT. WE KNOW DRAMA. >>Doug: YOU TALK ABOUT, MARV, THE TRAVEL, IT’S A TRAVEL DAY TOMORROW AND GAME ON SUNDAY. THE SPURS FLY OUT OF HERE TONIGHT. IT’S A TWO-HOUR TIME DIFFERENCE. WHAT IS IT, ABOUT A THREE-HOUR FLIGHT? ARE THEY GOING TO GET HOME ABOUT 3:00 IN THE MORNING? YOU THINK YOU HAVE A DAY BETWEEN GAMES BUT YOU’RE GETTING IN AT THE CRACK OF DAWN. ALL OF A SUDDEN NOW YOU’RE TRYING TO RECOVER AND NOW COME OUT AND PLAY. THAT’S HOW THIS SCHEDULE, I THINK, SO BENEFITS THE LAKERS. THEY’RE THE YOUNGER TEAM, THEY HAVE NOT EXPENDED AS MUCH ENERGY DURING THE COURSE OF THE PLAYOFFS. THEY SWEPT DENVER, GOT RID OF UTAH IN SIX, HAD FOUR DAYS OF REST. SO THIS SCHEDULE REALLY FAVORS THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS >>Marv: IT SHOULD BE POINTED OUT THE SPURS WILL NOT BE USING THE SAME PLANE THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BRING THEM FROM NEW ORLEANS TO L.A. AWAY FROM THE BALL, A FOUL AGAINST THE LAKERS. IT IS ON RADMANOVIC. SO THAT’S TWO ON RADMANOVIC, SECOND TEAM FOUL ON THE LAKERS. GREGG POPOVICH, STAYING WITH PARKER AND GINOBILI IN THE BACKCOURT. DUNCAN WITH BOWEN AND NOW HORRY UP FRONT. HERE IS GINOBILI, A HARD DRIVE. IT COUNTS AND THE FOUL.>>Doug: THAT’S VINTAGE MANU GINOBILI THERE. AS THAT PLAY WAS READY TO DEVELOP, I’M SAYING, THERE’S NO WAY IN THE WORLD THAT VLADI RADMANOVIC IS PLAY HIM IF HE’S HEALTHY. THIS TIME HE JAB STEPS HIM, GETS TO THE BASELINE. THESE ARE THOSE CORKSCREW SHOTS, THOSE MOVES AROUND THE BASKET THAT HE’S SO KNOWN FOR. THAT, TO ME, WAS THE MOST ASSERTIVE MOVE HE’S MADE THE ENTIRE SERIES. >>Marv: FOUL ON GASOL, HIS THIRD. LAKERS UP BY 15. THEY’VE LED BY AS MANY AS 18. ODOM, YES.>>Doug: FISHER AND ODOM, THEY HAVE REALLY BOUNCED BACK TONIGHT. THOSE TWO GUYS NOW COMBINED FOR 27 POINTS AFTER 4 FOR 21 IN GAME ONE, 12 POINTS. YOU PUT THAT WITH KOBE BRYANT AND THE REST OF THE LAKER TEAM, THAT’S WHY THEY ARE UP HERE, MARV, 68-53. THE SPURS WORKING SO HARD ON EVERY POSSESSION.>>Marv: TIM DUNCAN WITH A BUCKET, HE’S ONLY 6 OF 14. HE HAS 12 POINTS. ANOTHER BIG REBOUNDING NUMBER, 15 FOR DUNCAN. BRYANT, A RARE MISS FOR THE LAKERS IN THIS THIRD QUARTER. HERE COMES PARKER WITH FISHER BACK. PARKER WAS LOOKING FOR THE OPEN. AGAIN, THE LAKERS WERE ABLE TO CLOSE THINGS UP IN THE PAINT. HERE’S PARKER. ODOM WITH THE BLOCK.>>Doug: GREAT WEAK SIDE HELP. HE’S NOT WORRIED ABOUT COVERING HORRY. HE’S NOT SHOOTING THE BALL WELL. UNTIL HE SHOOTS, LAMAR WILL JUST ROAM.>>Marv: AND THE BALL BACK TO SAN ANTONIO. COMING UP ON FOUR MINUTES TO GO IN THIS THIRD QUARTER.>>Doug: IT’S ALSO HARD FOR A GUY LIKE BRUCE BOWEN TO PLAY IN A GAME LIKE THIS WHEN YOU GET BEHIND. HE’S SO OUT THERE FOR HIS DEFENSE. BUT WHEN YOU GET BEHIND LIKE THAT, YOU NEED OFFENSIVE GUYS. SOMEBODY HAS TO GUARD KOBE BRYANT. THAT’S WHY THEY HAVE TO STAY CLOSE SO THAT BOWEN CAN BE EFFECTIVE.>>Marv: GASOL UP ON DUNCAN. HERE’S HORRY. REJECTED. IT’S BEEN A TOUGH NIGHT FOR ROBERT HORRY. HE’S MISSED ALL FOUR OF HIS SHOT ATTEMPTS. >>Doug: LAMAR ODOM IS EVERYWHERE. WE’VE SEEN HIM COME OVER TO GET A BLOCK ON TONY PARKER FROM THE WEAK SIDE. THIS TIME HE HELPS ON DUNCAN IN THE MIDDLE AND RECOVERS AND STILL GETS BACK AND BLOCKS THE SHOT. LAMAR ODOM HAS BEEN TERRIFIC TONIGHT ON BOTH ENDS. >>Marv: A 24-SECOND VIOLATION. ODOM WITH THREE BLOCKS, ALL IN THIS THIRD QUARTER. JUST UNDER FOUR MINUTES TO PLAY IN THE THIRD. THE LAKER LEAD IS NOW 15. >>Doug: THE LAKERS HAVE COME OUT HERE AFTER FINISHING STRONG IN THE FIRST HALF,>>>MAKE THE MAGIC HAPPEN. ♪ HEY HEY HEY HEY ♪ NICE JOB! YEAH!>>Marv: YES, TURIAF ENJOYING HIMSELF WITH SASHA VUJACIC PROVIDING THE ENTERTAINMENT. THE NUMBERS AT START OF THE SEASON, SASHA REFERRED TO HIMSELF AS THE MACHINE. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS AT THE TIME, HE WAS ONLY HITTING SHOTS IN PRACTICE AND HIS TEAMMATES SAID, YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. NOW THEY DO RESPECT HIM AS THE MACHINE BECAUSE HE’S BEEN HITTING THOSE SHOTS DURING GAMES. AND THAT BEGAN IN THE REGULAR SEASON.>>Doug: MORE IMPORTANTLY, MARV, HE’S ALSO PLAYING GOOD DEFENSE. HIS TEAMMATES CAN NOW TRUST HIM. HE’S A VERY FREE-SPIRITED GUY. THAT’S OKAY AS LONG AS YOUR TEAMMATES CAN TRUST YOU WHEN IT COUNTS.>>Marv: VERY FORTUNATE TO RAPTURE CAME ON. GASOL FEELING THE DUNK AND NICE BACKDOOR PASS, VUJACIC COULD NOT FINISH. THE LAKERS WITH A 68-53 LEAD. JUST UNDER 3:30 TO PLAY IN THIS THIRD QUARTER. MARV ALBERT ALONG WITH DOUG COLLINS AND CRAIG SAGER, GAME TWO OF THE WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS. LAKERS TRYING TO GO UP 2-0. BOWEN FOR THREE. YES.>>Doug: YOU CAN SEE WHAT GREGG POPOVICH HAS DONE. HE’S COME IN WITH JACQUE VAUGHN, HE’S GOING TO GIVE UP NOW THAT FARMAR IS IN THE GAME, PRESSURE A LITTLE BIT, BUY SOME MINUTES FOR TONY PARKER. IF THEY CAN GET THIS UNDER SINGLE DIGITS, REST TONY PARKER, MAYBE YOU CAN MAKE A LITTLE RUN IN THE FOURTH. >>Marv: HORRY DEFENDING ON ODOM. THAT’S AN OFFENSIVE FOUL. THAT’S WELL PLAYED BY ODOM.>>Doug: THE ONE THING THE LAKERS DON’T WANT TO DO IS LOSE THEIR FOCUS. THE REPLAY THERE, ROBERT HORRY READ THE PLAY NICELY. HE KNOWS ODOM IS A LEFTY. HE GET OVER ON THE LEFT HAND. YOU DON’T WANT TO LOSE YOUR FOCUS HERE AND LET THE SPURS BACK IN THIS GAME.>>Marv: NICE BALL FAKE BY GINOBILI. AND THEN IT’S DEFLECTED OUT. LAST TOUCHED BY THE SPURS. VERY ACTIVE HERE IN THE THIRD QUARTER. >>Doug: HE’S MUCH BETTER IN THE THIRD QUARTER THAN TO START THE GAME TONIGHT. I DON’T KNOW IF THE ANKLE IS LOOSENING OR HE’S SAYING, IT DOESN’T MATTER, I’M GOING TO THROW MYSELF AROUND. >>Marv: FOUL COMING UP ON VAUGHN. VAUGHN MAKING CONTACT WITH FARMAR. GASOL, ODOM, BRYANT UP FRONT. FARMAR, VUJACIC IN THE BACKCOURT. BOWEN COMING OVER TO HELP. AND THE STEAL BUT A FOUL. IT’S ON DOWN DUNCAN.>>Doug: WHEN YOU PLAY IN THAT TRIANGLE OFFENSE, YOUR GIG MAN HAS TO BE A GUY WHO CAN POST AND BE A GOOD PASSER AND READ CUTTERS. GASOL DOES THAT VERY WELL. THAT’S WHY HE’S BEEN ABLE TO MAKE THIS SMOOTH TRANSITION INTO THIS OFFENSE BECAUSE IT’S BUILT FOR A BIG MAN WHO CAN CATCH THAT BALL IN THE POST AND NOT ONLY SCORE, BUT FIND THE CUTTERS OUT OF THAT TRIANGLE AND MAKE NICE PASSES. GASOL DOES A NICE JOB WITH THAT.>>Marv: THAT FOUL PUTS SAN ANTONIO OVER THE FOUL LIMIT. NATIONAL COVERAGE OF THE NBA PLAYOFFS CONTINUES TOMORROW ON ABC. GAME THROW OF THE CELTICS AND THE PISTONS, STARTING AT 8:00 EASTERN TIME. SERIES ALL TIED AT ONE. LAST NIGHT HAMILTON BOUNCING BACK FROM A SUBPAR GAME ONE, PUTTING UP 25 POINTS. CHAUNCEY BILLUPS WITH A TURNAROUND IN HIS SECOND GAME BACK. SUNDAY HERE ON TNT, GAME THREE OF THE WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS, LAKERS AND SPURS WITH COVERAGE BEGINNING 8:00 EASTERN TIME. MONDAY ON ESPN, GAME FOUR OF THE CELTICS AND THE PISTONS. GINOBILI LOOKING TO POST. SHOT CLOCK AT FIVE. DEFENSE. THREE-SECOND VIOLATION IS CALLED AND THE BASKET WILL NOT COUNT. >>Doug: THAT’S THAT ONE-MAN ZONE I WAS TALKING ABOUT. ODOM IS ON THE WEAK SIDE OF THE FLOOR. WHAT HE’S DOING IS HEDGING, HEDGING TO THE MIDDLE. HE WANTS GASOL TO TURN DUNCAN THAT WAY AND HE WILL STEP UP AND MAKE A LATE TRAP ON HIM IN THE LANE AND FORCE DUNCAN TO MAKE THE PLAY OVER TWO BIG GUYS.>>Marv: GINOBILI, 86% FREE THROW SHOOTER.>>Doug: THE END OF THIS QUARTER IS IMPORTANT FOR THE LAKERS AND THE SPURS, BUT FOR THE LAKERS, YOU LOOK AT IT, THEY WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A NICE CUSHION TO REST KOBE. REMEMBER THE OTHER NIGHT, THEY DIDN’T REST HIM THE NORMAL FOUR MINUTES THEY DO TO START THE FOURTH PERIOD BECAUSE THEY WERE BEHIND. THE SPURS WOULD LIKE TO CUT INTO THE LEAD, SO WHEN HE RESTS, MAYBE THEY CAN EVEN PUSH INTO IT MORE.>>Marv: PHIL JACKSON CHANGING THE ROTATION. ODOM WITH A NICE BOX OUT. THE LAKER LEAD IS 13. VUJACIC FIRES AT THREE. KEPT ALIVE BY ODOM. BRYANT BACK TO THREE-POINT TERRITORY. 1:30 LEFT IN THE THIRD QUARTER. NICE FAKE BY GINOBILI. GIVES IT BACK TO HORRY FOR THREE.>>Doug: NOT EVEN CLOSE.>>Marv: AND GASOL PROTECTS FROM GINOBILI.>>Doug: NOW FARMAR ON THE FLOOR ROAMING OFF JACQUE VAUGHN AND THE SPURS ARE PLAYING THREE-ON-FIVE.>>Marv: ODOM CHANGED HIS MIND. GASOL, YES. PAU GASOL WITH TEN POINTS. GINOBILI WITH SEVEN POINTS ALL HERE IN THE THIRD. VAUGHN, AND THAT’S THE SHOT THE LAKERS WANT TO SEE.>>Doug: THE LONG TWO-POINT SHOT IS EXACTLY THE SHOT THE LAKERS WANT TO SEE.>>Marv: GASOL TO ODOM. WASN’T PRETTY, BUT HE DID GET THE BALL ON A HOP TO LAMAR ODOM, WHO NOW HAS 18 POINTS, 11 OF THE 18 IN THIS THIRD QUARTER.>>Doug: THIS LAMAR ODOM WE SAW AGAINST UTAH, HE STRUGGLED AGAINST DENVER, HAD A BRILLIANT SERIES AGAINST THE JAZZ WHERE HIS QUICKNESS BOTHERED BOOZER AND OE OKUR. >>Marv: GINOBILI>>>WELCOME BACK TO THE STAPLES CENTER WHERE THE LAKERS ARE SHOOTING NEARLY 60%. THEY HAVE EXTENDED THEIR LEAD TO 17 GOING INTO THE FOURTH QUARTER. IT WAS 37-37 AT ONE POINT BUT THE OFFENSE HAS BEEN TERRIFIC. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?>>WE HAD A MOMENTUM CHANGE AT THE END OF THE FIRST HALF. GOT A LITTLE BUST, HAD SOME SEPARATION. THEY CAME BACK OUT WITH RENEWED VIGOR AFTER WE GOT GOING IN THE THIRD QUARTER AND WE WERE ABLE TO MATCH IT, WHICH WAS VERY IMPORTANT. I THOUGHT THEY STEPPED IT UP AND LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE REALLY PLAYING HARD. WE WERE FORTUNATE TO GET OUT OF THE QUARTER WITH THAT LEAD. >>Craig: ODOM HAS BEEN DISAPPOINTED IN HIS PERFORMANCE, TONIGHT HE’S BEEN TERRIFIC. HOW IS HIS GAME DIFFERENT TONIGHT?>>HE’S MORE AGGRESSIVE. I THINK HE’S TAKING THE BALL TO THE BASKET WITH MORE AUTHORITY. I THOUGHT HE WAS SHOOTING LAYUPS LAST GAME, TRYING TO MAKE THE FOUL HAPPEN. DIDN’T HAPPEN.>>Craig: THANKS A LOT. NOW BACK TO MARV AND DOUG. >>Marv: THANK YOU, CRAIG. FOURTH QUARTER GETTING UNDER WAY. LAKERS WITH POSSESSION. TURIAF JUST CHECKED BACK IN. AND, AGAIN, YOU CAN SEE ANOTHER POOR ROAD THIRD QUARTER BY THE SPURS, OUTSCORED 28-20. THE LAKERS WENT ON A 20-4 RUN IN THE FINAL MINUTES OF THE FIRST HALF. CRAIG SAGER AND PHIL JACKSON TALKING ABOUT THAT A MOMENT AGO, THAT FOLLOWING THE 37-37 TIE. HERE IS UDOKA, WHO JUST CAME BACK ON. REBOUND BY TURIAF. >>Doug: YOU TALK ABOUT BEING THE THIRD QUARTER, SAN ANTONIO CUT THE LEAD TO 12. THEY HAD NO FIELD GOALS THE LAST THREE MINUTES WHEN THE LAKERS PUSHED IT BACK TO 17.>>Marv: ODOM POSTING ON UDOKA.>>Doug: JUST A MISMATCH. HE’S NOT BIG ENOUGH. HE HAS STRENGTH. WE SAW ODOM THE OTHER NIGHT AGAINST MICHAEL FINLEY DOWN IN THE POST. HE TIED THE GAME ON A PLAY LIKE THAT. LAMAR ODOM, A NIGHTMARE MATCH-UP. >>Marv: 6’5″ FOR ODOM, 6’10”. ODOM NOW 20 POINTS. UDOKA OPEN FOR THREE. 76-60, LAKERS. TRYING TO MAKE IT 2 OUT OF 2 HERE HOME, FOLLOWING THAT SENSATIONAL COMEBACK, DOWN BY 20, BEATING THE SPURS. FARMAR GETTING INSIDE. IN FACT, THAT WAS THE LAKERS’ GREATEST SEASON COMEBACK SINCE THEY WERE DOWN BY 20, GAME FOUR IN THE WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS AND THEN BEAT SACRAMENTO ON ROBERT HORRY’S BUZZER-BEATING THREE. AND DEFLECTED OUT. LAST TOUCHED BY THE SPURS.>>Doug: THE LAKERS ARE JUST ONE STEP QUICKER IN EVERY PHASE OF THE GAME TONIGHT, WHETHER IT BE GETTING TO THE BOARDS, GETTING IN PASSING LANES, THEY’RE CRISPER WITH THEIR OFFENSE. THAT REST PAID DIVIDENDS FOR THEM. THEY WERE FRESH BUT FLAT IN GAME ONE. TONIGHT THEY HAVE A GREAT EDGE.>>Marv: ANOTHER CONCERN IN GAME ONE WAS PHIL JACKSON DID NOT HAVE THE EDGE IN THE FIRST HALF AND CERTAINLY TURNED IT UP IN THE SECOND HALF. HERE’S WALTON FROM DOWNTOWN. REBOUNDED BY UDOKA. LET’S CHECK IN WITH CRAIG.>>Craig: YOU TALK ABOUT THAT COMEBACK, THE BIGGEST ONE SINCE FOUR YEARS AGO WITH SACRAMENTO. I TALKED TO FISHER, HE SAID THIS ONE WAS BIGGER BECAUSE THAT TEAM HE SAID WAS A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM THAT KNEW COULD COME BACK FROM A DIFFERENCE LIKE THIS. HE THOUGHT THIS WAS A BIGGER ONE — A BIG THREE BY FARMAR. BECAUSE IT TAUGHT THEM SOMETHING, AS THEY ALLUDED TO AT HALF TIME, DEREK FISHER SAID THEY FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE HAIR ON THEIR CHEST AND THEY CAN WIN IT ALL THIS YEAR AND BE A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM. >>Marv: NOW A VERY LOOSE LAKER TEAM, THEY’VE EXTENDED IT TO A 21-POINT LEAD EARLY IN THIS FOURTH QUARTER. UDOKA, REJECTED BY TURIAF! HERE COMES FARMAR. VUJACIC FROM THE ANGLE. REBOUNDED BY TURIAF.>>Doug: I THINK YOU’RE GETTING READY TO SEE GREGG POPOVICH GET READY FOR GAME THREE HERE. DAMON STOUDAMIRE COMING IN. I’M SURE TONY PARKER WILL GO TO THE BENCH. THEY HAVE TO HOPE THEY CAN GET SOME REST AND FIND SOME ANSWERS G OUING OUT THE CROWD AS HALL OF FAMER FRANK ROBINSON. ANOTHER HALL OF FAMER, DAVE WINFIELD. AND A FLEET OF RED HOT CHILE PEPPERS IS ON HAND. PAULA ABDUL, ONE-TIME LAKER GIRL. AND MRS. TONY PARKER, EVA LONGORIA, TELLING A FRIEND, THIS IS NOT GOING WELL.>>Doug: YEAH, THIS IS NOT WHAT WE BARGAINED FOR WHEN WE CAME TO L.A. FOR THESE TWO GAMES. THE SPURS HAVE TO BANK ON THE FACT THEY’VE BEEN MUCH BETTER AT HOME, AVERAGING OVER 100-SOME POINTS A GAME AT HOME IN THE PLAYOFFS WHERE THEY ARE 6-0. THEY’RE GOING TO NEED SOME HOME COOKING AGAINST THIS LAKER TEAM, THAT’S PLAYING WITH GREAT CONFIDENCE AND ENERGY.>>Marv: DAMON STOUDAMIRE JUST CAME ON, HAS NOT PLAYED MUCH IN THE PLAYOFFS. AND IT IS A — WELL, LOOKED LIKE A 24-SECOND VIOLATION. DID JUST HIT THE RIM. THE SPURS AT HOME DURING THE REGULAR SEASON WON 34 OF 41 GAMES, TIED FOR SECOND BEST HOME RECORD IN THE WEST. UTAH HAD THE BEST, THEY WON 37 OF 41. KOBE BRYANT, THE JAB STEP AND THEN HITS.>>Doug: IT’S PRECURIOUS. NORMALLY PHIL JACKSON WOULDN’T PUT HIM BACK IN THE GAME WITH A 23-POINT LEAD. LET’S SEE HOW LONG KOBE BRYANT PLAYS IN THIS FOURTH QUARTER.>>Marv: AND GREGG POPOVICH HAS ENTERED THE BENCH. HE HAS STOUDEMIRE AND BARRY AT GUARDS. BARRY LOST IT. HERE’S VUJACIC, GIVE AND GO WITH FARMAR. THAT WILL COUNT. IT’S A GOALTEND.>>Doug: LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE AT HOME, THEY AVERAGE 15 MORE POINTS AT HOME. LOOK AT THE OPPONENTS’ POINTS, LOOK AT THE SHOOTING. THEY’VE REALLY STRUGGLED ON THE ROAD IN THE PLAYOFFS. THEY’LL BE 2-6 AFTER TONIGHT. THEY’LL HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO GET HOME AND GET REFRESHED IN A HURRY.>>Marv: AND A DIFFERENT PHILOSOPHY SHOWN HERE TONIGHT BY KOBE BRYANT, WHO CAME OUT SHOOTING. FARMAR! HAS BEEN ON FIRE. AND NOW HAS 12 POINTS, 10 OF THE 12 HERE IN THE FOURTH QUARTER, AS HE KNOCKED DOWN A THREE.>>Doug: WHAT A DIFFERENCE A SERIES MAKES FOR FARMAR. AGAINST DENVER HE GOT DISCOURAGED AGAINST ALLEN IVERSON WHO WAS GOING AT HIM ON THE DRIBBLE. STOUDAMIRE GOES AT IT. DARRIN WILLIAMS WENT AT HIM. THE LAST PART OF THE SERIES PLAYED BETTER, BETTER IN THE LAST TWO GAMES OF THE WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL.>>Marv: VUJACIC FOR THREE. REBOUND BY WALTON. UDOKA WITH THE LEAD FOR BARRY. 88-62, LAKERS.>>Doug: THIS IS WHEN YOU’RE THE SPURS AND YOU WANT A RUNNING CLOCK THE REST OF THE TIME. KEEP THE CLOCK MOVING AND GET OUT OF HERE. SOME LONG FACES OVER ON THAT SPURS BENCH, MARV. REMEMBER NOW, THIS IS THE DEFENDING CHAMPIONS. THIS IS A VERY PROUD GROUP OF MEN. AND YOU SEE THE LOOK OF DETERMINATION ON TIM DUNCAN AND TONY PARKER AND GINOBILI, THESE GUYS AREN’T GOING TO GO AWAY EASILY. IT’S GOING TO BE AN INTERESTING GAME THREE IN SAN ANTONIO.>>Marv: SAN ANTONIO TEAM TRYING TO DO IT YAK BACK TO BACK FOR THE FIRST TIME. THEY WON 56 GAMES IN THE REGULAR SEASON, THEIR NINTH STRAIGHT 50-PLUS WIN SEASON. THEY’VE WON FOUR TITLES THE LAST NINE YEARS. WALTON, NOT ABLE TO HIT. STOUDAMIRE ON IT. DAMON STOUDAMIRE SIGNED OVER THE COURSE OF THE REGULAR SEASON AS A FREE AGENT. HERE’S VAUGHN. NOWHERE TO GO. AND LOST IT.>>Doug: I THINK THEY WERE HOPING WHEN THEY SIGNED STOUDAMIRE, ONE THING THEY LIKE OUT OF THEIR POINT GUARD IS THE ABILITY TO MAKE SHOTS WITH ALL OF THOSE DOUBLE TEAMS YOU SEE AND ALL THE PENETRATIONS OF GINOBILI AND PARKER. AND DAMON STOUDAMIRE, JUST HAS NOT FOUND HIS WAY HERE WITH THE SAN ANTONIO TEAM.>>Marv: STARTED THE SEASON WITH MEMPHIS, ORIGINALLY A FIRST-ROUND PICK OF TORONTO. ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WITH THE RAPTORS. SPENT SOME TIME WITH MEMPHIS, NOW SAN ANTONIO. AND A FOUL IS CALLED ON BARRY. JUST UNDER SIX TO GO IN THIS FOURTH QUARTER. IT HAS BEEN ALL LAKERS. FINISHI 19 POINTS.POINTS. HAMILTON WITH 25 FOR THE CELTICS. THEIR FIRST LOSS AT HOME SINCE LATE MARCH. AND NOW THEY HAVE TO WIN ON THE ROAD. >>Doug: THE SECURITY BLANKET IS GONE. NOW YOU HAVE TO WIN ON THE ROAD. NOW WE’LL SEE UNDER PRESSURE THAT BOSTON CELTIC TEAM THAT WAS SO GREAT ON THE ROAD ALL SEASON LONG, CAN THEY FIND A WIN IN THE PALACE? IF NOT, DETROIT WILL MOVE ON.>>Marv: VUJACIC OFF THE MARK. TREVOR ARIZA HAS CHECKED IN. HE HAS MADE HIS RETURN, MAKING IT BACK FROM A BROKEN BONE IN HIS RIGHT FOOT. HERE’S BARRY, OPEN FOR THREE. AND IT’S KEPT ALIVE BY VAUGHN, BUT HE GOT HIT, LOOKS LIKE, IN THE EYE. REACH-IN FOUL IS CALLED ON VUJACIC.>>Doug: ONE OF MY KEYS TO THE GAME WAS SAME SCRIPT, DIFFERENT ENDING. TONIGHT, MARV, IF YOU GO BACK TO GAME ONE, WHEN THE SPURS WERE UP 20, THEY WERE OUTSCORED 44-20 IN THE LAST 17-PLUS MINUTES OF THAT GAME. TONIGHT IN THE LAST 20-PLUS MINUTES, SINCE THE GAME WAS TIED, THEY’VE BEEN OUTSCORED 51-25.>>Marv: GETTING IT TO THOMAS. WE COME OCCUPY FIVE MINUTES TO PLAY IN THIS FOURTH QUARTER. TREVOR ARIZA SUFFERED THAT BROKEN FOOT IN A PRACTICE IN LATE JANUARY. AND HITS ON HIS FIRST ATTEMPT. >>Doug: THIS IS GOOD FOR A REASON. PHIL JACKSON CAN GET HIM OUT THERE NOW, GET HIM BACK TO PLAYING. SO IF THEY NEED HIM IN SAN ANTONIO TO GUARD GINOBILI, THEY EVEN TALKED ABOUT MAYBE PLAYING HIM ON PARKER, USING A BIGGER GUY ON TONY PARKER IF THEY NEED HIM, THAT’S WHY THESE MINUTES ARE BIG FOR ARIZA.>>Marv: SHOT CLOCK TO FIVE. NOW TO TWO. STOUDAMIRE. AND HERE’S THE LONG PASS INTENDED FOR TURIAF. STOUDAMIRE LOOKING LIKE A DEFENSIVE BACK, ABLE TO HAUL IT IN. BARRY FOR THREE. YES. BUT WE HAVE — IN FACT, WE HAVE BEEN IN THIS PARTICULAR SEQUENCE FOR SOME TIME IN THE SECOND HALF. SAN ANTONIO SPURS, AS WALTON TRIED TO GET IT TO ARIZA OFF THAT LOB — THE SPURS ARE CERTAINLY LOOKING FORWARD TO MAKING A RETURN BACK TO THE RIVER CITY. WHERE, AS WE MENTIONED, THEY WERE VERY SUCCESSFUL AT HOME DURING THE REGULAR SEASON AT 34-7. WE WILL HAVE GAME THREE FROM SAN ANTONIO SUNDAY NIGHT RIGHT HERE ON TNT, 8:30 EASTERN TIME. BARRY LOOKED TO MAKE A MOVE ON VUJACIC. AND A FOUL IS CALLED ON BARRY. LET’S GO TO CRAIG SAGER.>>Craig: YOU KEEP MENTIONING HOW THE SPURS CAN’T WAIT TO GET HOME. YES, ARE YOU RIGHT. THEY WILL NOT BE FLYING THAT PLANE THAT BROUGHT HIM HERE WITH THE MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WHERE THEY SPENT 11 HOURS ON THE TARMAC. THAT 737 HAS BEEN GROUNDED FOR GOOD. THE CARRIER WHO BROUGHT THEM HERE, CHAMPIONS AIR IS GOING OUT OF BUSINESS AT THE END OF THE MONTH AND THEY’LL BE FLYING HOME, THANKS TO DONNIE WALSH, HE SENT THEIR TEAM’S CHARTERED PLANE. HE SAYS, YOU CAN HAVE IT FOR THE REST OF THE SERIES. RENEWING FRIENDSHIPS. >>Doug: TRYING TO FINAGLE FOR A TRADE.>>Marv: EXACTLY.>>Craig: DONNIE IS A GREAT GUY, BUT YOU HAVE TO KEEP THEM IN THE OFF-SEASON, THE MOVES BETWEEN THE SPURS AND THE KNICKS.>>Marv: COMING UP ON THREE MINUTES TO GO IN THE FOURTH QUARTER. ANOTHER SPURS TURNOVER. FARMAR, TRIED TO GET IT TO ARIZA BUT BROKEN UP BY BARRY AND THEN BATTED OUT OF BOUNDS. >>Doug: ONE THING F YOU’RE THE LAKERS, YOU DON’T WANT TO START MAKING ALL OF THESE CIRCUS PLAYS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. THEY’VE WON THIS GAME. YOU DON’T WANT TO RUB SAN ANTONIO’S NOSE IN IT ANY MORE THAN IT IS TONIGHT. YOU WANT TO MAKE THIS GAME AND PLAY IT THE RIGHT WAY TO FINISH. THERE’S STILL A LOT OF GAMES TO BE PLAYED IN THIS SERIES, MARV.>>Marv: AND THE SPURS ALSO WILL LOOK BACK AT THE SERIES AGAINST THE NEW ORLEANS HORNETS WHERE THEY LOST THE FIRST TWO GAMES IN NEW ORLEANS AND THEN WERE ABLE TO COME BACK TO WIN THAT SET IN SEVEN.>>Doug: WE’RE GOING TO FIND OUT SUNDAY NIGHT, IS THIS GOING TO BE A SERIES OR ARE THE LAKERS THAT MUCH BETTER THAN THE SPURS RIGHT NOW? THAT’S GOING TO BE A VERY INTERESTING GAME.>>Marv: THE FOUL, TURIAF.>>>TIME-OUT FOR THE ARMY STRONG PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGHT. >>Doug: DEREK FISHER AND LAMAR ODOM, FISHER WITH THAT PULL-UP JUMPER. ODOM HAS BEEN EVERYWHERE, SLASHING, CUTTING, BLOCKING SHOTS, DOING IT ALL ON BOTH ENDS. HANGING DRIVE OVER TIM DUNCAN. THESE TWO GUYS HAVE BEEN TERRIFIC TONIGHT, MARV, 20 POINTS FOR LAMAR ODOM. FISHER WITH 11. 31 POINTS TONIGHT AFTER A VERY QUIET 12 POINTS COMBINED IN GAME ONE WHERE THEY WERE 4 FOR 21.>>Marv: FOR MORE U.S. ARMY STRONG PERFORMANCES, LOGON TO [email protected] LAKERS ARE SHOOTING 54% FOR THE GAME. THE SPURS, ONLY 34% SHOOTING, 28 OF 82. I DID ENJOY THE MOMENT AT HALFTIME WHEN WE BROUGHT BACK TO, AS THEY SAY, THE GREEN ROOM AT PRODUCTION HEADQUARTERS AND WE HAPPENED TO PASS A GROUP OF THE SPURS COACHES. I HEAR GREGG POPOVICH YELL OUT TO YOU, AS YOU PASS BY, DOUG, WE NEED A SHOOTER. ARE YOU AVAILABLE?>>Doug: I TOLD HIM, I SAID, YOU WOULDN’T LIKE ME. I DIDN’T GUARD THEN AND I SURE CAN’T GUARD NOW. HE SAYS, IF YOU CAN MAKE A SHOT, WE’LL TAKE YOU. THAT’S HOW FRUSTRATING IT’S BEEN FOR GREGG POPOVICH. THE SHOOTING NUMBERS TONIGHT, 34%, 6 OF 20 FROM THE THREE-POINT LINE. THAT’S A FOLLOW-UP OF 5 FOR 20. SO THEY’RE 11 FROM 40 FROM THE THREE-POINT LINE. IT’S JUST BEEN A TOUGH, TOUGH TIME HERE FOR THE SPURS. IF YOU LOOK AT THE SECOND HALF OF GAME ONE, THEY SCORED 34 POINTS HERE TONIGHT IN THE SECOND HALF THEY HAVE 30. I MEAN, IT HAS BEEN A STRUGGLE FOR THEM. AS THE GAME HAS GONE ON, THEY HAVE WORN DOWN AND THE LABELINGERS HAVE GOTTEN STRONGER. >>Marv: D.J. HAS COME ON, REPLACING TURIAF. BOTH TEAMS USING THE ENTIRE ROSTER. ARIZA WITH THE REBOUND. TREVOR ARIZA MAKING HIS RETURN. HE WAS ACQUIRED FROM THE MAGIC FROM THE DEAL FOR BRIAN COOK AND MAUER HE’S EVANS. PHIL JACKSON REALLY LIKES HIS DEFENSIVE SKILLS. THOMAS POKING IT AWAY FROM MBENGA.>>Marv: SHOT CLOCK. FOUL ON ODOM. SAN ANTONIO OVER THE FOUL LIMIT. LET’S REVISIT TONIGHT’S COLLINS’ KEYS PRESENTED BY HEINEKIN LIGHT.>>Doug: SAME SCRIPT, DIFFERENT ENDING FOR THE SPURS. THAT’S NOT THE CASE. 55-30 SINCE IT WAS TIED. GINOBILI, THEY WERE HOPING FOR AN ENERGY SURGE OFF THE BENCH. THAT DID NOT HAPPEN. KOBE FEELING THE GAME. CAME OUT IN THE THIRD QUARTER, RECOGNIZING THEY WANTED TO GET OFF TO A GOOD START. THEY DID, 9-4 START, A LOT BECAUSE OF KOBE. WE TALKED ABOUT THE BRILLIANT BOUNCEBACK OF ODOM AND FISHER TONIGHT. THOSE GUYS COMBINED AND WHAT THEY DID HERE TONIGHT. THIS HAS BEEN — SINCE THE 37-37 MARK OF THE FIRST HALF, IT’S BEEN L.A. DOMINANCE ALL THE WAY.>>Marv: A PERFECT GAME FOR THE LAKERS. >>Doug: YOU KNOW WHAT, THE SPURS ALMOST HAVE TO PLAY A PERFECT GAME TO BEAT THEM, BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO MARGIN OF ERROR, MARV. WHEN YOU STRUGGLE TO SCORE, YOU CAN PLAY GREAT DEFENSE, AS WE SEE VAUGHN WITH THE KNOCKDOWN JUMP SHOT. WHEN YOU PUT SO MUCH PRESSURE ON YOUR DEFENSE, THE WHOLE TEAM’S DOWN, LIKE WE DO AGAINST THE LAKERS, IT TAKES SO MUCH OUT OF YOUR OFFENSIVE GAME TO TRY TO MAKE SHOTS.>>Marv: IF YOU’RE PHIL JACKSON, CAN YOU FIND ANYTHING YOU’RE UNHAPPY WITH IN THIS KIND OF PERFORMANCE?>>Doug: YOU KNOW WHAT, IT WOULD BE HARD. YOU KNOW, PHIL IS OBVIOUSLY A GUY WHO’S WON NINE CHAMPIONSHIPS, SO HE’LL KNOW EXACTLY WHAT BUTTONS TO PUSH, AS MBENGA KNOCKS DOWN THE JUMP SHOT. PHIL IS THE MASTER OF KNOWING WHAT TO DO WITH HIS TEAM. HE TAKES THOSE VIDEO CLIPS AND PUTS THEM IN THE MOVIES AND FILMS TO KEEP HIS TEAM’S ATTENTION. IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT HE WILL HAVE PREPARED FOR GAME THREE.>>Marv: KOBE BRYANT, A SOLID PERFORMANCE, 22 POINTS, 10 OF 17, 5 REBOUNDS, 5 ASSISTS. YOU MENTIONED LAMAR ODOM, 20 POINTS, 12 REBOUNDS, 4 BLOCKED SHOTS. FISHER, 11 POINTS ON 4 OF 5 AS KURT THOMAS IS ABLE TO HIT. PAU GASOL GOT OFF SLOWLY AFTER PICKING UP THE TWO EARLY FOULS. BUT HE FINISHES UP WITH 10 POINTS, 7 REBOUNDS. NOT MUCH TO SAY ABOUT THE SPURS. TONY PARKER, 13 POINTS, 4 ASSISTS. TIM DUNCAN HAD 12 POINTS, 16 REBOUNDS, TAKING ONLY ONE SHOT IN THE SECOND HALF. LET’S CHECK IN WITH CRAIG SAGER.>>Craig: MARV, YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT THIS BEING A PERFECT GAME FOR THE LAKERS. WE DOCUMENTED THE COMEBACK THE OTHER NIGHT IN THE FIRST GAME OF THE SERIES. THIS WILL BE THE THIRD TIME IN THE LAST FOUR PLAYOFF GAMES FOR THE LAKERS THEY HAVE LED FROM START TO FINISH, NEVER TRAILED IN THREE OF THE LAST FOUR PLAYOFF GAMES. A STAT THAT’S PRETTY UNHEARD OF IN THE PLAYOFFS.>>Marv: 97-71 IS THE END RESULT OF THAT, AS TIME IS RUNNING OUT, AS THE SPURS AND LAKERS LOOK TO GAME THREE IN THE ALAMO CITY ON SUNDAY NIGHT ON TNT, 8:30 START, EASTERN TIME. FOR OUR PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS, STATISTICIAN PAUL EVANS AND THANKS TO OUR ENTIRE CREW, THEY’RE DOING A GREAT JOB. FINAL SECONDS. AND THAT’S A THREE-POINTER FROM LUKE WALTON. 101-71, THAT’S THE FINAL. >>Doug: AS WE GO TO SAN ANTONIO FOR THE SPURS TO SCORE AND BE ABLE TO GET TO 95 POINTS, IF PARKER, DUNCAN AND GINOBILI DON’T GET 65 TO 70, I DON’T KNOW IF THERE’S ANOTHER 30, 35 POINTS OUT THERE OFF THAT TEAM,

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