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Balanced San Antonio Spurs shut down Kobe, rout Lakers 93-80 for their 3rd straight victory

  • Los Angeles Lakers' Jordan Hill, bottom, gets a loose ball against San Antonio Spurs' Aron Baynes, right, and Boris Diaw during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Los Angeles Lakers' Jordan Hill, bottom, gets a loose ball against San Antonio Spurs' Aron Baynes, right, and Boris Diaw during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan, center, goes up for a basket as Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, left, and Carlos Boozer watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan, center, goes up for a basket as Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, left, and Carlos Boozer watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker, right, of France, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers' Jeremy Lin watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker, right, of France, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers' Jeremy Lin watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

Tim Duncan had 13 points and 11 rebounds, Cory Joseph scored seven of his 13 points in the fourth quarter and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Lakers 93-80 Friday night for their third straight victory in California.

Kawhi Leonard scored 12 points for the defending NBA champions, who added a comfortable win over the 1-8 Lakers to their impressive victories over the Clippers and Warriors earlier in the week.

San Antonio pulled away in the fourth quarter for its eighth win in 11 meetings with the Lakers.

Kobe Bryant scored nine points for the Lakers, going 1 for 14 in one of the worst shooting games of his 19-year NBA career. The NBA's leading scorer missed his first 10 shots and all five of his 3-point attempts.