LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Parker scored 25 points in the San Antonio Spurs’ 119-113 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night in the final matchup between Kobe Bryant and longtime Western Conference adversary Tim Duncan.
Bryant is retiring at season’s end with the Lakers way out of the playoff picture at 11-45. Bryant and Duncan have each led their clubs to five NBA titles and have at least one league MVP award to their credit — in addition to MVP of the Finals and All-Star game MVP.
Bryant had 25 points in 29 minutes, and Duncan finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds to help San Antonio complete a four-game season sweep. The Spurs (46-9) are three games behind defending champion Golden State in the race for the league’s best record.
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