NBA 2K13 Simulation: Spurs hand Lakers back to back loss
I am a die hard Spurs fan and I tend to write some stuff over at Pounding the Rock, a San Antonio Spurs blog. With the great game that NBA 2K13 is, I have used it to do simulations (CPU vs CPU) in the past and I have just finished up with another for them. Here is what went down in the simulation for tonights match-up between my home town Spurs and the Lakers.
Updated rosters were used from 2K Sports. The lineup though during the game did show Dwight Howard in the starting lineup for the Lakers. The Spurs took the floor with Tony Parker, Danny Green, Kawaii Leonard, Thiago Splitter, and Tim Duncan. For the Lakers, Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Metta World Peace, Pau Gasol, and Dwight Howard. For those of you that have NBA 2K13, you guys know what type of game this is. I was sitting here watching this simulation and was getting pretty damn excited as it was going back and forth.
The game started off strong for the good guys. We got off to a quick 7-0 lead. Just like in real life, the virtual Lakers at the start looked pretty sluggish. D’Antoni called for a few quick time outs. He must of said something to spark the Lakers because they were making their move and quickly went on a run of their own. Kobe Bryant would come to the rescue as he has been doing for this Lakers team through the years, but as we know, nothing good has been happening lately. With a tightly contested first quarter, the Spurs would find themselves up one, 32-31. Gary Neal would turn out to be the key player for the Spurs and their bench. He checked into the game in the first nailing two of his 4 three pointers.
Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol would look to be too much for the Spurs to handle down low as they would combine for 25 rebounds and 47 points. Now mind you, I was yelling at my television while this game was going on. “Come on Splitter, box out Howard!!!!” “Come on Pop, get em out of there!”
It got pretty intense in my household, game or not, it was still my Spurs.
The second quarter continued to go the way the first went. Back and forth. There were ties, lead changes. Spurs would go on a run, then the Lakers would.
At the half, the good guys were up two, 60-58.
Second half was no different than the first. The game continued to go back and forth, the Spurs bench would be the big key factor. Neal would finish with 23 points off the bench. The bench would outscore their counterparts 46-14.
The Spurs would pull with 2:00 left into the game. Tony Parker would finish the game with 30 points and 9 assists. Kobe Bryant would lead the Lakers as he would score a game high 39 in the loss.
|Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs|
|Jan 9, 2013||1ST||2ND||3RD||4TH||SCORE|
|Los Angeles (15-19)||31||27||31||25||114|
|San Antonio (27-10)||32||28||30||30||120|
|Los Angeles Lakers|
|M. World Peace||36||1-7||1-3||0-0||4||2||0||0||1||3|
|A. Jamison||– DID NOT PLAY –|
|D. Ebanks||– DID NOT PLAY –|
|E. Clark||– DID NOT PLAY –|
|San Antonio Spurs|
|N. De Colo||– DID NOT PLAY –|
|M. Bonner||– DID NOT PLAY –|