LA Lakers early lead helps them beat Toronto Raptors 110-101

LA Lakers emerge victorious over Toronto Raptors after dominant 1st half display

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Talen Horton Tucker

Talen Horton Tucker led the away team with 17 points as 7 LA Lakers’ players scored in double digits against Toronto Raptors 110-101. Markieff Morris had 15 points, LA Lakers converted 13 of their first 18 3-point attempts and led 66-32 after Morris scored seven straight points late in the second quarter. 

The LA lakers build a 34-point lead in the first 20 minutes of the game after which Toronto Raptors only kept chasing the game. Pascal Siakam scored 17 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter for Toronto after hitting just 2 of 11 shots in the first half. The 34-point first-half deficit came just four days after the Raptors’ 130-77 win over Golden State Warriors, which is the biggest victory margin in the NBA this season. 

LA Lakers’ first half dominance helps them overcome Toronto Raptors 110-101 

Toronto Raptors were without Fred VanVleet and Kyle Lowry which made their gameplay really slow at many occasions. On the contrary, the LA Lakers seemed to have a set plan even though their marquee players missed this game as well. After this win the Lakers are 4-5 without LeBron James and 11-12 ever since Anthony Davis last played. 

Center Andrew Drummond was unable to play in his first game with the Lakers. He has missed four games with a toe contusion since signing with LA Lakers on March 28. Wesley Mathews played 23 minutes after missing Sunday night’s game with a strained neck. 

Talking about the particular game, Montrezl Harrell and OG Anunoby were ejected with 2:24 minutes left to play in the 1st quarter itself. Several players, including Harrell, were involved in an altercation after Schroder and Anunoby squared off. The ejections were determined by a video review of the incident. 

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