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Following a blowout loss in Chicago, the Spurs return to the friendly confines of the AT&T Center to take on the Kobe-less Los Angeles Lakers.

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San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers

AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
January 23, 2015, 7:30 p.m. Spurs Time
TV: FSSW - RADIO: 1200 AM WOAI

The Spurs will have a monopoly on Mambas in this game, as the Lakers head back to "the T" minus their iconic superstar, Kobe Bryant. The last time these two teams played, however, it was Nick Young who stole the show, outswagging the Spurs to the tune of 29 points, including a back-breaking three-pointer to give LA the win (this was with recently assigned Austin Toro Kyle Anderson soaking up Kawhi Leonard's minutes).

It's the start of a long stretch without Kobe, who just got voted to his 17th All Star Game, which could mean some lineup experimenting on the part of Byron Scott. Young could move into the starting lineup, with Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer being the two main scoring options on the LA second unit.

This is the first of a four-game home stretch for San Antonio before beginning the annual Rodeo Road Trip. I don't see the Spurs coughing up a second home game to these Lakers this season, especially not after their performance last night. Whereas they mailed in the Bulls game in the third quarter, I hope that this game is a done deal by that point, with Cory Joseph throwing half-court alley-oops to JaMychal Green to the delight of the AT&T Center crowd.

vs.

Los Angeles Lakers (12-31)

San Antonio Spurs (27-17)

January 23, 2015

AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas

7:30 p.m. CST

TV: FSSW

Radio: WOAI 1200AM

Starters

Ronnie Price

PG

Tony Parker

Nick Young

SG

Danny Green

Wesley Johnson

SF

Kawhi Leonard

Ed Davis

PF

Boris Diaw

Jordan Hill

C

Tim Duncan


Game prediction: Spurs by 15.

For the Lakers' perspective, visit Silver Screen and Roll.

As always, Tony must dominate Fisher, and you can get your San Antonio Spurs tickets from Daniel Farias with Spurs Sports & Entertainment: Tel: 210-444-5607 | dfarias@attcenter.com