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Doc Rivers confirms son out 4-6 weeks (1:05)
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Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers confirmed before Sunday's game against the Miami Heat that son and Clippers guard Austin Rivers will miss 4-to-6 weeks to recover from a broken bone in his hand. Rivers discuses the limited options moving forward with his depleted rotation.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers center Roy Hibbert and forward Julius Randle both sprained their left ankle against the Spurs. X-rays on both players were negative, the Lakers said. It's unclear if either player will be available to play Monday at Indianapolis.

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Lakers fall in Kobe's final game in San Antonio (1:22)
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Spurs hang on to down Lakers

Kobe Bryant put up 25 points in his final game in San Antonio, but LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and Kawhi Leonard chipped in 20 for the 106-102 win. Box score

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Greene's boots. Pro Football Hall of Fame should bronze those too.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Orlando Pace said his work with the St. Louis Rams was challenging and fun, with so many passes.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant said the Spurs helped teach him discipline: " When I first came in the league, I played off a lot of emotion, played with a lot of rage. But to beat San Antonio  I mean, the year we got swept [by them] in '99 really showed me another level of the game in terms of the kind of coldness with which they played, the disciplined that they played with. That's when I realized that I've got to get my game to that level and get it there now."

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Greene: Nice bow to have Rams back in LA, Panthers in Super Bowl. Grateful to all four teams for which he played.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant on Spurs coach Gregg Popovich: "One of my favorite times I spent with him was during an All-Star Game when he was coaching, and he came up to me right before practice and he said, Hey, should I do a real practice or should I do a 'whatever-walkthrough' All-Star practice?' I said, No, you've got to do a real practice, because I want to see what the hell goes on down there in San Antonio. So you've got to do all the real stuff.' So he lined the guys up, put the guys through it and guys are kind of looking around like, What the hell?' And Tim [Duncan] just looked at me like, Dude, you're killing me.' [I said], Well, I want to see. I want to see what goes on.'"

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Does Spurs coach Gregg Popovich have a specific memory of Kobe Bryant? "I just see him turning and fading on the baseline on both sides over and over and over again," Popovich said. "People playing great D on him, and he rises up over them with that beautiful touch and he just knocks it down. I see him doing it all the time in my dreams."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Speaking of Kobe Bryant in the Spurs' pregame video tribute, guard Manu Ginobili said, "You knew that every time you were going to compete against him, you had to bring it. If not, he was going to make you look bad, that's for sure." Guard Tony Parker said, "He was for us the Michael Jordan of our generation. It was just an honor to play against him." And Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said, "He's the guy that is ready to put his foot on your throat and win at all costs every single night." In a video message directly to Bryant, Popovich said, "It's been a pleasure watching you all these years. Your competitiveness is inspiring. I hope that you're as successful in your next life as you've been in your first one. Good luck to you, man."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

In a moving video tribute prior to Kobe Bryant's final game in San Antonio, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili all spoke about facing Bryant over the years. "Whether you were up 20 or down 10 or whatever it may be," Duncan said, "you knew that he was someone you had to keep an eye on, you had to worry about, you had to fear, because he was going to bring it."

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Bryant: A lot of good memories in San Antonio (1:08)

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"I couldn't even picture myself being in these shoes a year ago." - Rams RB/offensive rookie of the year Todd Gurley

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Todd Gurley wins offensive rookie of the year

The Rams RB rushed for 1,106 yards and 10 TDs this season in just 13 games. He earned 27 out of a possible 50 votes for the honor. Bucs QB Jameis Winston finished second with 17 votes.