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SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers have vastly different reasons to be glad the regular season is over. San Antonio can focus on possible redemption after losing a heartbreaking seven-game series to the Miami Heat in the NBA finals. Los Angeles can salve its wounds and begin regrouping after an abysmal season for the storied franchise. Jordan Hill had 18 points and 14 rebounds and the Lakers closed their worst season since they moved to Los Angeles with a 113-100 victory over the Spurs on Wednesday night. "At this point were just happy we got our win," Lakers centre Robert Sacre said. "Im going to miss a lot of guys, whoever comes back or if Im not here, who knows." Kawhi Leonard had 14 points to lead San Antonio, which will make its 17th straight post-season appearance after clinching the Wests top seed for the third time in four years. "Were impressed, but it doesnt matter," Leonard said. "Were trying to win a championship. Were the No. 1 seed, but the playoffs are coming up. (The regular season is) behind us." The Spurs open the playoffs Sunday against the Dallas, which lost 106-105 in overtime to Memphis on Wednesday. The post-season preparation began as soon as the game ended, with San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich rushing through a 15-second interview to catch the end of the Grizzlies-Mavericks game. "We had a good regular season and now the post-season," Popovich said. "It starts at noon on Sunday; and well see who it is. Two teams that are playing right now, so Im going to go watch them. You guys take care." San Antonio (62-19) had an opportunity to match its best record, but no Spurs played more than 27 minutes to rest in preparation for defence of their conference title. Austin Daye had 13 points in 14 minutes and Tiago Splitter, Tony Parker and Cory Joseph had 12 points apiece. Spurs veterans Tim Duncan and Marco Belinelli both sat out the game for rest. After a rash of injuries early, the Spurs are healthy heading into the post-season, unlike last year when Parker and Manu Ginobili were battling injuries. "Well of course, last year it was tough," Ginobili said. "I missed the last two weeks of the competition, I think, before the first game of the playoffs. It was an awkward end of the season. This year, Im much better. The whole team is in a much better situation. It doesnt mean anything. Its just what it is." Los Angeles (27-55) battled injuries throughout this season, losing franchise cornerstone Kobe Bryant (fractured left knee) early in the season and suffering through injuries to Steve Nash, Pau Gasol and many others. The Lakers are expected to look dramatically different next season after finishing with their worst record since moving to Los Angeles. Coach Mike DAntoni and Gasol are among those whose futures with the team are in question after the Lakers missed the post-season for just the third time since 1977. When asked if he was glad this season was over, DAntoni admitted he was. "To a certain extent," DAntoni said. "Still, its about relationships and coaching and how you bond together, you hate that comes to an end." The Lakers closed with a flourish by this seasons standards, winning their final two games. "Thats just been us all year," Young said, "not to give up or go through the motions. We try to go out there and play our hearts out and get a victory. Instead of losing tonight, we felt we wanted to win and it does feel better." Young scored 16 points and Kendall Marshall added 15 points. San Antonio was listless throughout much of the game, but its 9-for-28 start had more to do with missing open shots than Los Angeles defence. The Spurs were 10 for 29 on 3s, having numerous shots bound off the side of the rim. Hill flourished with Duncan out of the lineup, dunking twice and having a tip follow while going 3 for 5 to open the game. NOTES: Duncan missed seven games this season with all but one for rest. The exception was when he sat out the teams second game of the season, a victory over the Lakers on Nov. 1, with a bruised chest. ... Nash (nerve root irritation) worked out before the game, but did not play. ... San Antonio Stars guard Kayla McBride, the No. 3 overall pick in Tuesdays WNBA draft, was introduced during the opening quarter. Pacers Jerseys China . Linemates Ryan Johansen and Boone Jenner each had a goal and an assist in the first period, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves to lead the Blue Jackets past the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Saturday night. Indiana Pacers Store . "Uuufff," was all shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria could come up with after Stantons latest mammoth shot. https://www.cheappacers.com/.J. Ellis have avoided arbitration, agreeing to a one-year contract. Stitched Pacers Jerseys . - Chris Davis hit a two-run double, scoring Nelson Cruz in his Orioles debut in Baltimores 9-7 win over to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday. Pacers Jerseys 2021 . -- All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham and the New Orleans Saints met Tuesday for arbitration on his contract.Nico Rosberg says settling for second place will not enter his mind when he attempts to overcome Lewis Hamiltons pole position and extend his winning run in Sundays Spanish GP. Despite the championship leader appearing to have the edge over his Mercedes team-mate at Barcelona, Hamilton turned the tables at the end of qualifying and claimed pole by three tenths of a secondRosberg goes in to the race 43 points ahead of the Briton in the standings and could afford to finish second to Hamilton in the next six grands prix and still retain the lead of the championship. However, amid a run of seven consecutive wins stretching back to last November, Rosberg insists his sole focus is on beating Hamilton on Sunday afternoon. Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Daniel Ricciardo give their thoughts on qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix. Im not really thinking about coming second, I want to be first, he said.And in coming first its a big battle which is on a knifes edge against Lewis. Theres not much comfortable about that, its a great challenge.I want to win and Ill take chances to win the race. Thats what Ive come here for.Hamilton hits back at criticsPole position at the Circuit de Catalunya has historicallly proved one of the most valuable of the whole season, with only six winners of the race in its 25-year history coming from lower than first on the grid.ddddddddddddDespite claiming two poles before Saturday, Hamilton has yet to finish an opening lap higher than fifth this season and Rosberg has suggested his team-mate might not approach the first corner with the highest amount of confidence. Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix, edging team mate Nico Rosberg into second. Its not going to be easy because on this track its notoriously difficult to get past, but there are some opportunities, the German driver said.The start. For sure, Lewis wont be at the highest confidence going into the start with the way the first five [races] have gone, so theres maybe a small opportunity there. And, if not, after that tyre wise, its going to be a challenge.Watch the Spanish GP live on Sky Sports F1. The race starts at 1pm on Sunday, with build-up underway at 11.30am. Or watch the race without a contract for £6.99 on NOW TV.  Also See: Hamilton hits back at critics When is the Spanish GP on Sky? ' ' '
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