Game 4: Spurs finish sweep with rout of injury-plagued Lakers
LOS ANGELES -- Tony Parker scored 23 points, and the San Antonio Spurs completed their first-round sweep of the injury-plagued Los Angeles Lakers with a 103-82 victory in Game 4 on Sunday night.
Tim Duncan had 11 points and six rebounds for the second-seeded Spurs, who will face the winner of Denver's series with Golden State in the second round. They'll get plenty of rest after flattening the Lakers, who finished without three regular starters in their first opening-round exit since 2007.
In his final game before unrestricted free agency, Dwight Howard scored seven points before getting ejected early in the third quarter for arguing.
Pau Gasol had 16 points for the Lakers, who were swept from the post-season for the second time in three years despite a late courtside appearance by Kobe Bryant on crutches.
San Antonio Spurs
Los Angeles Lakers
Nando de Colo
Key Injuries: C Tiago Splitter - Out 7-10 days (ankle)
Metta World Peace
Key Injuries:PG Steve Nash - DTD (hamstring); PG Steve Blake - DTD (hamstring); SG Kobe Bryant - out for season (torn Achilles)