LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (Ticker) -- The Los Angeles Lakers made a concerted effort to hit the boards, but, when it mattered most, their inability to control the glass resulted in a second straight loss.

Tim Duncan had 26 points and 16 rebounds and Manu Ginobili had 18 and seven as the San Antonio Spurs posted a 105-96 triumph over the Lakers.

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After getting outrebounded in its first two games since the departure of center Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles got a big effort from Lamar Odom and held a 46-41 edge on the boards. But after drawing within 101-95 with 2:04 to go, the Lakers failed to control the offensive glass.

Duncan missed two free throws with 1:49 left but Los Angeles could not corral the second miss, allowing Duncan to run it down. Brent Barry, who had 13 points off the bench, missed a 3-pointer with 88 seconds to go and again San Antonio showed more desire as Duncan hauled in another loose ball.

Chris Mihm fouled Duncan with 68 seconds remaining and the superstar forward made both of his attempts for a 103-95 cushion.

Odom finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds but had six turnovers. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 28, including 12 in the final quarter, but made just 8-of-22 shots from the field.