It's been extremely quiet on the Portland Trail Blazers news front lately so we turn your attention to celebrity row at Staples Center, which emptied out early on Sunday as the San Antonio Spurs put the finishing touches on a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers in their Western Conference first-round series.
The Lakers were without Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Metta World Peace, Steve Blake, and Jodie Meeks due to injury and they lost Dwight Howard to an ejection for two technical fouls just after halftime.
"It's like a nightmare, like a bad dream," Howard said of the Lakers' 2012-13 season. "We couldn't wake up out of it."
San Antonio won Game 4, 103-82, the fourth time in four games that the Spurs prevailed over the Lakers by double-digits.
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