First place Raptors clobber Lakers, Bucks topple Kings

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Lakers: Starting with their fourth-quarter slump in Portland, the Lakers were outscored 75-34 in a 21:16 stretch spanning the two games.

With the Lakers getting into Los Angeles early Sunday morning, they were ripe for a tough game against the East's best team. He was overpowering while the Raptors jumped to a stunning 31-point lead in the first quarter, and he returned in the final minutes to close out Toronto's eighth consecutive win over the Lakers.

"I just wanted to get healthy".

"If teams are going to play small like that and they're gonna switch, then we can send him inside and he can either hurt them with the deep catch post-up, or hurt them on the glass", Nurse said. They did so without their top player, Kawhi Leonard, who sat out the game due to left ankle soreness.

Toronto outscored host Phoenix 59-46 in the second half Friday night en route to a 107-98 victory. Is LA a good bet to cover the spread on the second end of a back-to-back? Well, I wouldn't be too sure anymore.

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The Lakers got smoked by the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night - andLeBron James didn't exactly play great - but he was still in the mood to party afterward. This new-look Raptors squad is deep, well-coached and absolutely in sync, and they showed it in full force by abusing the Lakers even without their superstar.

"There are a lot of things we could have done better". They haven't looked solid on either side of the ball during their recent three-game losing streak, and without their prolific leading scorer, I don't see that changing on Monday.

"I was just focused", he said afterward. Or maybe the Raptors will be without Kawhi and exhausted legs will catch up to them and my original optimism will hold true. Nurse doesn't know whether Leonard will play Monday at Utah.

The Jazz and Raptors tip-off at 7:00 PM MT within the friendly confines of Vivint Smart Home Arena.

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