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SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs lamented the decline of the Los Angeles Lakers before playing their longtime rival. Asics Outlet Store Online. Then, they went out and dominated them. Danny Green had 15 points and the Spurs won their ninth straight, defeating the Lakers 119-85 on Friday night for their largest victory over Los Angeles. "They just took it to us," Los Angeles coach Mike DAntoni said. "To be able to guard them, you have to make multiple efforts. It might be eight times you have to stop something in the half court. They are going to keep moving the ball until they find something good. We just did not have the intensity or wherewithal to hang in there. "They carved us up pretty good." It certainly was unlike the classic down-to-the-wire showdowns the teams have had during the last several years. San Antonio never trailed after the opening four minutes, allowing coach Gregg Popovich to limit his starters and Manu Ginobili to an average of 17 minutes. The Spurs had five reserves score in double-figures, led by Matt Bonners 13 points and 10 rebounds. Marco Belinelli and Aron Baynes scored 12 points each, Cory Joseph added 11 points and Jeff Ayres had 10 points. Ginobili and Tony Parker each had seven points in 14 minutes and Tim Duncan had nine points in 15 minutes. "Its great," Parker said. "We want to keep our legs fresh -- big picture, the playoffs. At this time of the season, if we can have games like that, its great." San Antonio (49-16) maintained the leagues best record ahead of Indiana and Oklahoma City, who are both 48-17. "They are playing really, really, really well," DAntoni said. "That is probably the best we have seen all year." Pau Gasol had 18 points and 11 rebounds in 26 minutes and Jodie Meeks had 15 points for Los Angeles (22-44), which has lost five of six. The Lakers suffered their most lopsided defeat to the Spurs since a 135-103 loss on Feb. 22, 1977. And it came eight days after their worst loss of this season, 142-94 to the Clippers. "This season has been rough in many, many ways and many aspects, and disappointing," Gasol said. "I agree its one of the worst seasons as far as collective results and record. Especially when youre a franchise like the Lakers, you dont expect to have a season like this." Baynes running, one-handed dunk on Wesley Johnson gave San Antonio its largest lead at 86-51 lead with 3 minutes remaining in the third. "Great hands in the lanes, good defence, good rotations," Duncan said. "Weve beat some pretty good teams here in the last couple of games and we came in here, we had to respect them. We did just that from the go and got a lead and stuck with it." Green scored all of his points on 3s, going 5 for 8 from beyond the arc. He hit back-to-back 3s, giving San Antonio a 70-38 lead 3 minutes into the third. Los Angeles was shooting 17 per cent from the field 2 minutes into the second quarter, going 4 for 24, and finished the game at 34 per cent. Struggling to hit jumpers, the Lakers drives into the paint proved just as formidable. Green and Kawhi Leonard each had two blocks in the first 4 minutes and Tim Duncan picked up two blocks over the following 4 minutes. While injuries to key players like Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash have limited the Lakers, Gasol said the teams struggles go beyond its health. "We will try to watch some tape of how San Antonio plays and try to emulate them a little bit," Gasol said. "Try to get to the paint and make that right pass, keep the ball moving, find the open guy, not force stuff and not try to win it on your own, you know, basics." After a sluggish start for both teams, San Antonio went on a 20-2 run beginning midway through the opening quarter to take a 29-12 lead with 1:35 remaining. Normally one of the leagues weaker rebounding teams, San Antonio set season highs in total rebounds (64) and offensive rebounds (18). The Spurs entered the game 17th in the league in rebounding at 42.6 and were tied for 26th in offensive rebounding at 9.0. NOTES: Gasol said he is happy for former Lakers coach Phil Jackson, who will be announced as the New York Knicks team president Tuesday. "It will be interesting to see how involved and what kind of decisions hes going to make and what kind of relationship hes going to have with the coaching staff and players," he said. "Hopefully, Ill talk to him and he can explain it to me a little bit." When told the Knicks were over the salary cap, Gasol, an impending free agent, said: "Thats a shame." ... Los Angeles was without Bryant (fractured left knee), Nash (nerve root irritation), Nick Young (sore left knee) and Jordan Hill (sore right knee). ... Parker was dumbfounded when official James Williams called a blocking foul on him, shrugging his shoulder and repeating, "What did I do?" Williams, fellow official Ken Mauer and Duncan all chuckled at Parkers protest considering the Spurs were leading 77-47 at the time. ... Despite having a roster minus most of their biggest stars, the Lakers still received thunderous boos during introductions. Asics Shoes Discount Sale. - The Minnesota Vikings have ruled Christian Ponder out for Sundays game at Baltimore, because the quarterback has not yet passed all of his post-concussion tests. Cheap Asics Shoes Online.Do you have to be that close? Federer snapped at a TV cameraman hovering nearby as he received medical advice after losing a set on Wednesday.For Nadal and Sharapova, the nuisance was coming from the lowly-ranked qualifiers across the net.CINCINNATI - Andy Dalton looked over the spread-out Ravens defence and decided there was enough room for a quarterback sneak.With a push from his linemen, he surged into end zone for a last-minute win.Surged the Bengals back into first place, too.Dalton made up for his two fourth-quarter turnovers by scoring on a 1-yard sneak with 57 seconds left on Sunday, rallying Cincinnati to a 27-24 victory over Baltimore that changed the AFC Norths pecking order.After three very bad weeks, the Bengals (4-2-1) were back atop the tightly bunched division.That was a cool moment, a cool experience and exactly what we had to have in that situation, said Dalton, who scored Cincinnatis first and last touchdowns on 1-yard sneaks.It was especially satisfying for Dalton, who had a fumble and an interception in the fourth quarter that let an 11-point lead slip away. The Ravens (5-3) took advantage and pulled ahead 24-20 with 3:59 to go.Dalton pulled it out with a 10-play, 80-yard drive against the NFLs stingiest defence.He was like, Were good, weve got this, receiver Mohamed Sanu said.Dalton threw a 53-yard pass to Sanu on third-and-10 — safety Terrence Brooks got turned around and couldnt make a play on the ball — to get Cincinnati in range.Dalton was 3 of 5 for 62 yards on the drive, converting a pair of third downs.On the fourth-down play from just beyond the 1-yard line, Dalton had the option of taking it himself. The Bengals sent three receivers to the right, and he figured the sneak would work. His linemen gave him the final push over the goal line.They could have called forward progress stopped, yes they could have, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said.It was the first touchdown that the Ravens had allowed in the final 2 minutes of a game this season. The 24 points were the most they have allowed overall.The Bengals had to wait out a few scary moments before celebrating.Joe Flacco eluded the rush and lofted a pass to Steve Smith, who went 80 yards for an apparent touchdown with 32 seconds left. Smith was called for pushing off on George Iloka to get open, nullifying the play.That was pass interference two years ago, it was pass interference last year, its pass interference thiss year, and it will be pass interference for the next two years, Iloka said. Asics Shoes Discount Online. I knew it right away.With that, the Bengals had their first series sweep of the Ravens since 2009. They won the season opener 23-16 in Baltimore on A.J. Greens juggling 77-yard touchdown in the closing minutes.Green was inactive on Sunday for the third week in a row because of an injured big right toe, hurt in the opener at Baltimore. Sanu filled in and had two big plays while finishing with five catches for a career-high 125 yards.Sanu also made a one-handed catch for a 48-yard pass play on Cincinnatis game-opening drive, which ended with a 1-yard sneak by Dalton. He was 21 of 28 for 266 yards with an interception, a fumble and two sacks.Those turnovers helped Baltimore take its first lead. Haloti Ngata forced a fumble by Dalton that Daryl Smith returned to the 8-yard line, and Lorenzo Taliaferros second touchdown run put the Ravens up 21-20.C.J. Mosley intercepted Daltons tipped pass, setting up Justin Tuckers 53-yard field goal with 3:59 to go. Just like in the opener, the Ravens defence couldnt hold onto a late lead.Flacco was 17 of 34 for 195 yards with two interceptions and a sack. The Ravens dominated the first half against a struggling defence — Cincinnati had allowed more than 500 yards in two of its past three games — but couldnt get touchdowns out of long drives.Baltimore had the ball for 18 plays on its first drive, but Flaccos incompletion on fourth down from the 1-yard line made the Ravens come up empty. It was the longest drive without points in franchise history.Notes: Ravens WR Torrey Smith ran into a cluster of players in the second half and was tested for a concussion, but returned. WR Michael Campanaro pulled a hamstring in the third quarter and didnt return. CB Jimmy Smith left with a foot injury during the Bengals opening drive. Harbaugh provided no specifics on the injuries. ... Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict left during Baltimores opening series after hurting his left knee but returned. RG Kevin Zeitler reinjured his right calf, which forced him to miss three games.___Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL ' ' '
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