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                        === Gasol, Lakers edge Hawks ===
 Los  Angeles,  CA ( -  Pau Gasol sunk  a pair of free throws
 with six seconds left to lift the Los Angeles Lakers to a 105-103 win over the
 Atlanta Hawks at Staples Center.
 Atlanta  trailed by  as many as 12 in  the final frame, but managed to cut the
 deficit  to two points following Korver's 3-pointer from 30 feet out with 1:16
 After  Steve Nash  and Xavier Henry both missed runners with the clock winding
 down, Paul Millsap knocked down a baseline jumper to tie the game.
 The Lakers called a timeout and turned to Gasol, but the big man missed a hook
 shot  from the middle of the paint. Jordan Hill, though, was there to clean up
 the miss and LA reset.
 Steve  Nash took  the ball  from the  top of  the key  and drew  in a  pair of
 defenders before finding Gasol with a no-look bounce pass. Gasol dribbled once
 before steamrolling Millsap as he passed to Hill on the baseline.
 Millsap,  however had a  foot on the lane of the restricted area and Gasol was
 awarded a pair of free throws, which he converted.
 Korver's  trey  from the  corner with  two seconds left  was blocked and Jodie
 Meeks stole a pass from Al Horford as he fell out of bounds to seal the win.
 "We  had a good  defensive play on their final play and we got the shot block.
 Our guys were not going to lose this game," Henry said.
 Gasol  finished  with 16 points  and 13 rebounds.  Henry scored a team-high 18
 points and Nick Young chipped in with 13 points and four assists off the bench
 for  the Lakers, who had dropped their last two after stunning the LA Clippers
 on opening night.
 Korver dropped in a game-high 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting, while Millsap and
 Jeff  Teague finished  with 14 points apiece  for the Hawks, who got 12 points
 and 16 rebounds from Horford.
 "I'm  happy how  our guys responded in  the second half. We put ourselves in a
 position where we had to respond, we don't want to get down that many points,"
 Atlanta head coach Mike Budenholzer said.
 The  Lakers  took a  33-22 lead  after the first  quarter before pushing their
 spread  to 21 in  the second following a Young jumper just under three minutes
 Atlanta managed to cut the deficit to 13 by the end of the half at 62-49.
 The  Lakers pushed the lead back to 17 following a pair of Wesley Johnson free
 throws with 1:42 left, but the Hawks scored the final five points of the frame
 to make it 88-76 entering the final frame.
                                   Game Notes
 The  Lakers have  won eight straight over  the Hawks ... LA will visit Dallas,
 Houston  and New  Orleans next week ...  Nash and Chris Kaman finished with 13
 and  10 points,  respectively ... Mike Scott and Dennis Schroder scored 13 and
 10  points, respectively,  for the Hawks, who will visit the Kings and Nuggets
 before closing out the week at home against Orlando on Saturday.
 11/04 01:22:43 ET