Aldridge gets 23 as Spurs hold off upstart Lakers, 116-107
LOS ANGELES (AP) LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points, Kawhi Leonard added 23 points and 12 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Lakers 116-107 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.
Tony Parker had 16 points and seven assists for the Spurs, who improved to 7-0 on the road this season with their sixth consecutive win over the Lakers.
Lou Williams scored 24 points and Nick Young added 20 for the Lakers, who played without injured leading scorer D'Angelo Russell for the first time this season.
Los Angeles still kept it close until the final minutes, when Aldridge and Leonard took turns hitting big shots before Parker buried a clinching 17-footer with 33.6 seconds left.
Pau Gasol scored 16 points in his first trip to Staples Center with the Spurs.