The Lakers improved to .500 (2-2) with a tight 105-103 win over the Atlanta Hawks (1-2).

Pau Gasol hit the game-winning free throws with six seconds left -- followed by a block on Kyle Korver, preventing a possible overtime session.

The Lakers barely recovered after losing a 21-point lead, Atlanta’s Paul Millsap tying the score at 103 with 35.3 seconds left.

Jordan Hill collected a crucial offensive rebound with 17.9 seconds left, setting up the Lakers' final offensive sequence and Gasol's free throws.

Kyle Korver led all scorers with 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting. The Hawks shot 44.4% from the field with six players in double figures. Al Horford notched a double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds.

Xavier Henry, making his first start for the Lakers, led the team with 18.

Gasol finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Steve Nash hit double figures with 13 points. Nick Young also had 13 off the bench.

Eleven Lakers played as Coach Mike D'Antoni continued to experiment with his rotation.