Andrew Goudelock

Spurs sweep Lakers out of the playoffs

Spurs sweep Lakers out of the playoffs

Spurs 103, Lakers 82 (final)

The Lakers' season finally came to a close on Sunday in a game that symbolized the year. 

Injuries were the defining factor in the team's 45-37 regular season and the postseason was no different. The Lakers had to play Game 4 at Staples Center without Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Steve Blake, Metta World Peace and Jodie Meeks. Then early in the third quarter, Dwight Howard was ejected after receiving his second technical foul.

The Spurs had a slow start in Game 1 but by Game 4 the Lakers were almost an afterthought. On Sunday, the Spurs dominated with a 103-82 victory over the Lakers to complete the sweep in the...