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He didn’t stop in the second quarter.

His 3-pointer 4½ minutes in put the Spurs up 33-30, then he got to the rim about 30 seconds later and was fouled. His free throw made it 36-32.

The Lakers struggled in the second quarter — turning the ball over early in the period on a shot-clock violation, missing free throws and shooting 7-for-17 from the field — and the Spurs pulled away.

Ginobili hit his fifth 3-pointer of the night as the shot clock expired with less than a minute left in the first half. The Spurs outscored the Lakers 28-15 in the second quarter for a 49-39 lead at halftime.

Odom was 1-for-7 from the field in the first half, and guard Derek Fisher was scoreless.

Odom didn’t fare any better in the third, and Gasol and Bryant combined for just 10 points as Spurs defender Bruce Bowen continued to hound this year’s league MVP.