Lakers fail to take advantage of Spurs' struggles

Updated: April 21, 2013, 8:50 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO -- The Los Angeles Lakers had a golden opportunity to take Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round series against San Antonio.

The Spurs were struggling offensively and Los Angeles closed within four points midway through the third quarter Sunday. No one was more excited about that than the Lakers' biggest "fan," Kobe Bryant, who watched the national broadcast.

"This game has a `steal one' written all over it for us," the injured Bryant tweeted.

However, the ...

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