The LA Lakers will look to get in the win column as they take on the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 of their best of seven NBA playoff series with a pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from San Antonio is scheduled for 9:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by TNT.
The betting odds from game two of this NBA playoff series has the home club San Antonio Spurs favored by -9 points with an over under line of 186 ½ points. There has been no line movement in these NBA odds since the lines were released a few hours ago.
The LA Lakers fall behind 0-1 in this best of seven NBA series after a game one 91-79 road defeat to the San Antonio Spurs as a +8 ½ point underdog. The game ended under the total of 190 ½ points.
The Lakers fall behind 24-15 at the end of the first quarter in defeat. They shot 41.1% from the field and made only 3 of 15 three point attempts. LA got to the free throw line 24 times and missed eight shots. The Lakers gave away the game with 18 turnovers. Dwight Howard led the team with 20 points and 15 rebounds as he made 8 of his 12 shots. Pau Gasol had 16 points and 16 boards in a losing cause. The Lakers bench produced just 10 points. Since losing Kobe for the season the Lakers defense has improved as they held all three of their opponents to 91 point or less in regulation time. On the offensive side of the court they have not broken 100 points in those three contests.
The Spurs were held to just 37.6% from the field and survived for the win. It was the Spurs worst shooting performance in victory this season. San Antonio connected on 7 of 22 from three and 20 of 25 from the free throw line. The team had nine less turnovers than the Lakers. The Spurs guards carried the game as both Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili had 18 points. Tim Duncan contributed with 17 points and grabbed ten boards. The Spurs are an efficient offensive team as the club ranks in the top five in all four key offensive categories making it difficult on teams who commit a high number of turnovers and miss free throws to win.