Gasol recorded a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds.
How about you tell me how you think the Spurs will fare after looking at the remaining games on their schedule?
"It's always fun when you're winning, but this one we had to work a little bit harder for it", said Ball, who had 18 points.
With just under nine minutes to go in the fourth quarter and with the Spurs up by one, the ball was bouncing towards the Grizzlies' base line and out of bounds when the forward kept it in play by flinging the ball towards the basket before he went out of bounds.
Los Angeles have won their past four games and are 12-5 going back to mid-January. Lauri Markkanen added 12 points, and David Nwaba and Cameron Payne scored 10 apiece.
San Antonio is heading in the opposite direction, falling three spots to sixth in the Western Conference standings.
During their last five games, the Spurs have scored an average of 113.2 points per game (10.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 114.0 points per game (14.6 above their season average). Manu Ginobili (12), Dejounte Murray (12) and Davis Bertans (11) rounded out San Antonio's double-figure scoring. "A lot of things have changed". Lillard knocked down four straight 3-point shots, as the Trail Blazers rallied from an 11-point deficit in the final 5:26 to win their seventh game in a row. Aldridge's absence contributed to San Antonio blowing a 15-point lead against the Pelicans and a 17-point lead to the Lakers. In 29 minutes, Thomas collected 29 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds and 6 threes with 3 turnovers.
Julius Randle scored 25 points, Brandon Ingram added 19, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 18 and Kyle Kuzma finished with 16 points for the Lakers as they won in Miami for the first time since February 10, 2008.
"Just poise", Thomas said, per ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk. "He went from hitting the side of the backboard to he can't miss now". Get the app and get the game.
San Antonio contained Ball and the Lakers early despite using their 22nd different starting lineup this season with Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge both out with injuries. "It's pouring hard right on us".