LOS ANGELES, CA -- There would be no blown lead in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers saw to that.
Bryant scored 22 points, Lamar Odom added 20 points and 12
rebounds, and the Lakers took command late in the second quarter to
rout San Antonio 101-71 Friday night for a 2-0 lead over the Spurs.
Games 3 and 4 in the best-of-seven series will be played in San
Antonio, where the Spurs have a 6-0 record in the postseason and
have won 20 of their last 22 games.
Only 14 of the 222 teams to fall behind 2-0 in best-of-seven NBA
playoff series have come back to win, including the Spurs in their
second-round matchup with the Hornets.