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Los Angeles Lakers End Forgettable Season With Victory

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The Los Angeles Lakers beat the San Antonio Spurs to cap an abysmal season filled with injuries, disputes and losses. The Lakers finished the season 27-55, and will be looking forward to their first lottery pick in years. Many questions must be answered in the offseason, starting with the future head coach of the team.

While the Spurs decided to rest the majority of their key players for most of the game, the Lakers played every healthy body that they had. As a result, they put in one of their better performances of the season. Eight different players reached double figures, and the team had a total of 29 assists. They were crisp on offense, relying on ball movement to score instead of just individual efforts.

Nick Young provided the spark off of the bench again, showing off his scoring prowess to potential suitors in the offseason. Jordan Hill finished with a double-double, displaying his talented rebounding skills. Kendall Marshall had 11 assists, and even managed to knock down four three-pointers.

The Lakers haven’t had much to be happy about, but were able to finish off their season with a couple of wins. Many of their current players will become free agents, and probably won’t return to the team. Management has insisted that they will do their best to retool the team and make another run while Kobe Bryant is still playing.

The Lakers have some talented role-players on the roster, but might need to find another superstar to make it work. While many players won’t be returning, there are still quite a few who deserve a look. Most will be looking for a raise after playing this season on a discount, and it will be interesting to see who the Lakers choose to pursue.

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