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11-42, 5th in Pacific

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

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."

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)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Spurs will honor Kobe Bryant with a video tribute tonight prior to his final game in San Antonio.

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Lakers (11-41) at Spurs (42-8)

Kobe Bryant's farewell tour makes its final trip to San Antonio with the Mamba enjoying his best stretch of the season: 29.3 points per game while hitting 15-of-30 from 3 over the past three games. Follow live

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Kobe Bryant is like a fine wine

Just getting better with age -- at least this past week. Bryant seems to have turned back the clock, averaging 29.3 PPG in his last three games.

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Black Mamba's big game vs. Pelicans

Kobe Bryant dropped 27 and grabbed 12 rebounds in the 99-96 win over New Orleans on Thursday. Kobe's last 25-point/10-rebound game against the Raptors in Nov. 2014.

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The Black Mamba inside top 15

Kobe Bean Bryant is settled at No. 12 in our list. This Lakers legend is the only player in NBA history to play 20 or more seasons with a single team. Love him or hate him, he will be missed once he hangs them up at the end of this season. All-Time #NBARank

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Where's The Logo on our list?

Lakers legend Jerry West settles at No. 13 on our list. West and MJ are the only players in NBA history to average 40 points per game for an entire postseason. All-Time #NBARank

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Kobe has fun with clutch three (0:14)
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Kobe turns back the clock in Lakers' win (1:40)
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Anthony Davis whiffs on wide-open dunk (0:18)
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Resurgent Kobe leads Lakers past Pelicans

Kobe Bryant scored 27 points, hitting three pivotal 3-pointers in the final seven minutes, as the Los Angeles Lakers won their second straight, 99-96 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday.

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Kobe put on a poster by Ryan Anderson (0:14)
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Kobe outduels Davis in Lakers' win

Anthony Davis put up 39 points and 11 rebounds, but Kobe Bryant countered with 27 points and 12 rebounds -- including a late 3-pointer to seal the lead -- as Los Angeles leaves the Big Easy a 99-96 winner. Box score

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Russell finds Black, who soars to the rim (0:23)

Team Stats

Points Per Game96.327th
Rebounds Per Game42.820th
Assists Per Game18.330th
Points Allowed106.227th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-161142.208
2014-152161.256
2013-142755.329
2012-134537.549
2011-124125.621

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