THE San Antonio Spurs made it four straight wins, ripping the Lakers, 119-98, on Sunday in Los Angeles (Monday, Manila time).
Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points on 9 for 18 shooting as the Spurs notched their 45th win in 58 games.
LaMarcus Aldridge went 8 for 14 and wound up with 16 points, while Pau Gasol came off the bench to deliver 15 points on 6 of 12 shooting.
The Lakers absorbed their fourth straight loss.
Brandon Ingram had 22 points, making 10 of 15 field goal attempts for Los Angeles, which has lost 41 of 60 games.
Jordan Clarkson came off the bench to score 19 on 8 of 16 shooting, while D’Angelo Russell was the only other LA player to score in double figures with 18.