the Lakers made a lot of mistakes and they still were in the game until the end. i’m satisfied. what we had been seeing of the tenacity of this team is real. everyone knows that the Spurs will make you pay for every mistake. still, if the Lakers executed just a little better, they would have won. the main advantage that the Spurs have, and the thing that keeps this Lakers team from being on the Spurs’ level, is consistency. the Spurs are consistently aggressive.

the Lakers will be one of the better teams sooner than later if this game is the measuring stick. i think it will “spur” them on deeper into good team ball.