LOS ANGELES -- Gregg Popovich emerged from his first look at the revamped Los Angeles Lakers with enormous respect for the work of fellow coach Luke Walton.Popovichs veteran San Antonio Spurs also showed Waltons Lakers just how far theyve still got to go.LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points and Kawhi Leonard added 23 points and 12 rebounds in the Spurs fifth straight victory Friday night, 116-107 over the Lakers.Tony Parker had 16 points and seven assists for the Spurs, who improved to 7-0 on the road this season. Theyve won six straight over the Lakers, but this back-and-forth victory bore little resemblance to San Antonios regular demolitions of the Lakers over the previous few seasons.Luke has done a great job of making them believe and playing aggressively, and you can really see it, said Popovich, who earned his 1,099th win to pass Larry Brown for seventh place on the NBAs career list. They came back and stuck it to us. ... We got after it and executed better, but I am just so impressed with what (Walton) has done with this group.Pau Gasol scored 16 points in his first trip to Staples Center with the Spurs, who went 18 for 19 at the free throw line to hang on after the Lakers rallied late. Parker hit a clinching 17-foot jumper with 33.6 seconds left.Theyre talented, Parker said of the Lakers. They play hard for Luke. They play with great energy, and they have a lot of pieces. Now its all about chemistry and how theyre going to gel.Lou Williams scored 24 points and Nick Young added 20 for the Lakers, who played without injured leading scorer DAngelo 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 Parkers big bucket.We cooled off a little bit (in the third quarter), and they just continued to go, which is what they do, Walton said. The important thing to take away is how we come back from this, how we respond.BENCH CHARGEJordan Clarkson scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half while the Lakers rallied. Williams also came off the bench in another enormous game by the teams reserves, who lead the league in bench points per game. Theyll need all that depth: The Lakers began a stretch of 18 games in 30 days with only their third loss in nine games.BIG RALLYThe Spurs blew an early 13-point lead, but took control in the third quarter while making 11 consecutive shots. San Antonio stretched its lead to 91-76 while scoring 39 points in the third quarter on 14-for-19 shooting, but the Lakers chipped it down to four points before succumbing.Last year, we would have been out of this game if we were down by that much, Clarkson said. Were out here to compete every night now. Were not OK with any loss.D-LO OUTRussell has a sore left knee, and the Lakers elected to rest their point guard out of caution. He wont practice Saturday, either. Walton doesnt expect the injury to be a long-term problem, although the Lakers brutal schedule over the next month wont help. The second-year pro leads the Lakers balanced lineup with 16.8 points and 4.7 assists per game.Jose Calderon started in Russells place, scoring five points while playing only 14 minutes.TIP-INSSpurs: Gasol got another warm ovation in Los Angeles, where he won two NBA championships as Kobe Bryants right-hand man in 2009 and 2010. The 7-foot Spaniard was booed late in his Lakers career, but has been welcomed back enthusiastically since his departure as a free agent to Chicago. ... Former USC big man Dewayne Dedmon has a sprained left knee and didnt make the trip with San Antonio.Lakers: Los Angeles recalled center Ivica Zubac from its D-League affiliate, but the rookie didnt dress for this game. ... Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram had a rough night. The No. 2 pick missed his first seven shots before finishing with four points on 1-of-9 shooting.UP NEXTSpurs: A weekend off and a visit from rival Dallas on Monday.Lakers: The homestand continues with a visit from Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls on Sunday night. Nike Sb Dunk Low Cheap . In taking its goal tally to 99 in all competitions already this season, City delivered another demonstration of its lethal firepower at Etihad Stadium to set up a fourth-round match at home to another second-tier team -- Watford. Nike Sb Dunk Mid For Sale . "It doesnt get any better than that," Giambi said. "Im speechless." The Indians are roaring toward October. Giambi belted a two-run, pinch-hit homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give Cleveland a shocking 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, keeping the Indians up with the lead pack in the AL wild-card race. 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But the Buckeyes let the momentum slip away in overtime.Keyona Hayes scored 23 points, Jessica Thomas added 16 and the No. 18 Hurricanes outlasted No. 9 Ohio State 94-89 on Thursday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.Calhouns big shot tied it at 84 at the end of regulation. But the Hurricanes took over, and Hayes 3-pointer with 2:30 left in overtime put Miami (6-1) ahead to stay in the game that featured 13 lead changes.Those were two really great teams that just went at each other, Miami coach Katie Meier said. No one should feel bad.Kelsey Mitchell led Ohio State (5-3) with 29 points on 5-for-11 3-point shooting after hitting just one in the first half, and Shayla Cooper added 17 points and 11 rebounds.Mitchell hit a 3-pointer to pull Ohio State within a point with 5 seconds left in overtime, but the Buckeyes were forced to start fouling and the Hurricanes hit four free throws in the last 4 seconds.Obviously in the second half she was very good and made a lot of big plays for us, coach Kevin McGuff said about Mitchell. Its unfortunate we couldnt take advantage of that and win the game.Laura Cornelius added 11 points, and Erykah Davenport had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Hurricanes.Ohio State came from behind to lead 22-17 after the first period on the strength of a 10-0 run to finish it. But the Buckeyes went cold, and Miami surged ahead on an 11-0 run and led at the half 41-30. 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Having started the season at No. 6 in the AP Top 25, Ohio State runs the risk of now dropping out of the top 10.INJURY REPORTOhio State kept Stephanie Mavunga out of the game, even though at 6-foot-3 shes the teams tallest player and could have been a big help on the boards down the stretch Thursday. McGuff said Mavunga has general soreness.Shes just been a little bit sore, McGuff said. I dont think its anything long-term. Were just trying to give her some rest now early in the season where it will benefit us later in the year.UP NEXT:Miami: Returns home to play Old Dominion on Sunday.Ohio State: Faces Southern University at home Wednesday night.---Follow Mitch Stacy at http://twitter.com/mitchstacy ' ' '