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- Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Tim Duncan and Marco Belinelli will sit out tonight to rest before San Antonio (62-19) plays the regular-season finale. The Spurs start the playoffs Sunday at noon against the loser of tonight’s Dallas-Memphis contest.
- The Spurs can match the team record for regular-season victories with a win tonight. The 2005-06 team won 63 games.
- The Lakers (26-55) season ends tonight with plenty of uncertainty for next season. Kobe Bryant is expected to begin workouts next week after recovering from knee surgery, and Mike D’Antoni’s status as coach is unclear. “We thought we could overcome the odds,” D’Antoni said, “and things would fall in place. But with the injuries, things didn’t fall. That’s the way it went. (The players) tried their best. They were in a tough situation to begin with and it got horrible on them. But I think overall they competed.” D’Antoni is expected to speak with team executives Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak at some point this week.
- Lakers guard Kent Bazemore had surgery today to repair a torn tendon in his right foot.
– Tim Price