Lakers News: Mike D’Antoni Reacts To Lakers’ Game 2 Loss to Spurs

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Brooklyn NetsThe Lakers lost to the San Antonio Spurs 102-91 in game two and trail 2-0 in their best-of-seven series. The Spurs got off to a hot start under the leadership of Manu Ginobili, who finished tonight’s game game with 13 points , five rebounds, and seven assists. The Lakers continually struggled to score and get the necessary stops required in order to get a victory.  Despite a loss, the Lakers got some good play from Steve Blake who had 16 points, six rebounds, and two assists.

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Lakers Head Coach Mike D’Antoni became the first coach in Lakers history to lose his first two playoff games. He was disappointed with the Lakers’ play tonight, but maintained some optimism on TWC SportsNet about what the Lakers could do heading into Game 3.

“Guys were a little down, but I told them they won two games on their home-court, and now it’s our turn to go get it done on Friday. We’ll be ready.”

D’Antoni made it known to the media that the San Antonio Spurs are not an easy team to beat, and that tonight they just made the necessary plays to prevent the Lakers from winning.

“They got plenty guys that can make baskets, but there is always someone that can pick up the slack and make a big play,” D’Antoni said. “That’s why they are good, they are a veteran team.”

With the Lakers championship chances at stake on Friday, Mike D’Antoni understands the pressure and importance of winning Game 3, and believes that the Lakers are going to do all they can to get a victory.

“Sometimes you got to man up and do the best you can,” D’Antoni said. “We’ll be ready.”

Let’s hope he’s right.

D’Antoni’s Lakers will face the Spurs in Game 3 on Friday night back at Staples Center.

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