LOS ANGELES – Kyle Lowry had 37 factors and 11 assists, Pascal Siakam had 39 factors and 13 rebounds and the short-handed Toronto Raptors defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 121-114 on Sunday evening.
LeBron James had 19 factors, seven rebounds and 6 assists earlier than going again to the locker room with 6:42 to play. It was the second sport again for James after lacking 20 due to a sprained proper ankle.
Toronto ended a three-game shedding streak regardless of not having Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Chris Boucher or Gary Trent Jr. obtainable due to accidents or to relaxation after shedding at Utah on Saturday.
DeAndre’ Bembry had 14 factors off the bench and the Raptors led by as many as 21 at hand the defending NBA champion Lakers one other baffling defeat.
Kyle Kuzma had 24 factors for Los Angeles, Anthony Davis chipped in with 12 and Andre Drummond had 19 factors and 11 rebounds.
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After trailing by as many as 12 factors within the first quarter, the Raptors led 72-59 on the half after blitzing the Lakers for 40 factors within the second. A rampaging Lowry had 13, together with the ultimate seven factors for Toronto going into the locker room, and Bembry chipped in with 11.
The Lakers received again inside 10 factors early within the fourth quarter, however Lowry responded with a private 8-2 run.
Lowry was 8 for 13 from 3-point vary and 12 for 20 general.
Kuzma hit a 3 with 58.8 seconds to play to chop Toronto’s result in six earlier than Bembry and Siakam hit free throws to seal it.
Raptors: Freddie Gillespie had 11 factors and 7 rebounds. … Siakam had 17 factors within the first quarter. … Toronto has used 30 totally different beginning lineups in 65 video games.
Lakers: Kuzma completed the sport 8 for 16 from 3-point vary. The remainder of the Lakers have been 5 for 13. … G Dennis Schroder didn’t play after being positioned within the league’s well being and security protocols. It’s his second stint there after lacking 4 video games in February after being uncovered to somebody who examined constructive for COVID-19.
Raptors: On the Clippers on Tuesday.
Lakers: Host Denver on Monday.
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