Lakers a 'long shot' to catch Spurs

Updated: March 30, 2011, 2:26 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Two days after becoming the Los Angeles Lakers' all-time leader in games played, passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's mark of 1,093, Kobe Bryant strengthened his unofficial lead on most practices missed this season as he sat out Tuesday's.

Derek Fisher was given the day off too, although he stuck around to get some shots up, as the team went through a "light" practice, according to Lakers coach Phil Jackson. The Lakers have another day to get work in before Thursday's matchup ...

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