Friday, May 30, 2008

[Game 5]Spurs 92 - 100 Lakers

The Lakers celebrated the Western Conference championship before their adoring fans at Staples Center, but not too hard.

They've got one more goal to reach before the real excitement begins.

Kobe Bryant scored 17 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter, and the Lakers rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs 100-92 on Thursday night and win the conference finals in five games.

They get a week off before opening the NBA Finals next Thursday night at Boston or Detroit. The Celtics lead the Eastern Conference finals 3-2 with Game 6 on Friday night in Detroit.

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