Los Angeles Lakers Wallop Toronto Raptors
Los Angeles Lakers vented its ire on Toronto Raptors with a 110-101 beating in the 2020-2021 NBA Season on Tuesday night (Wednesday in the Philippines) at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.
Talen Horton-Tucker top-scored with 17 points, while Markieff Morris added 15 points and nine rebounds as the defending champions Lakers improve to 32-19 slate.
Marc Gasol, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Alex Caruso added 13 markers each, while Dennis Schroder and Davonte Cacok finished with 12 and 10 markers, respectively, for the Lakers.
The Lakers cruised to a lopsided victory despite the ejection of center Montrezl Harrell and the absence of injured players LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Andre Drummond.
The Lakers set the tone early with conversions from Gasol, Caldwell-Pope and Kyle Kuzma for a 40-28 lead. It grew further in the second period at 72-44 with baskets from Morris and Caruso.
The Raptors attempted to come close in the third period as it trimmed the deficit to 66-83 but the Lakers answered with baskets from Schroder and Davonte Cacok to bring the lead back to 20 points.
Pascal Siakam finished with 27 points, while Chris Boucher and Deandre Bembry added 19 and 12 markers, respectively, for the Raptors (20-31), which were without Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet.