TORONTO (AP) — Pascal Siam had 25 factors and 10 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors routed Los Angeles 126-113 on Wednesday night time, beating a short-handed Lakers workforce taking part in with out LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
James sat out due to a sore left ankle, one night time after he performed 36 minutes in a 116-102 loss at Cleveland. Davis left after one quarter Tuesday night time due to a non-COVID sickness.
Some within the sellout crowd of 19,800 booed when the names of the injured gamers had been displayed on the video board earlier than the sport.
Guard Patrick Beverley (proper knee) and ahead Wenyen Gabriel (left shoulder) additionally had been out for the Lakers, who got here in having gained six of eight. Lakers ahead Juan Toscano-Anderson needed to be helped off the court docket early within the fourth quarter with an obvious left ankle damage.
Fred VanVleet scored 25 factors and O.G. Anunoby had 23 as Toronto led from wire-to-wire, bettering to 10-3 at residence. Gary Trent Jr. scored 18 factors, Chris Boucher had 16 and Scottie Barnes scored 13 factors and matched his profession excessive with 17 rebounds.
Dennis Schroder led the Lakers with 18 factors, whereas Russell Westbrook and Thomas Bryant every had 16. Kris Nunn scored 15 factors and Lonnie Walker IV had 12.
Toronto scored the primary 11 factors and led 39-31 after one. VanVleet made 4 discipline targets within the opening quarter, another than he had in 38 minutes in a house loss to Boston on Monday night time.
The Lakers went greater than 5 minutes with out scoring within the second as Toronto used a 16-0 run to widen its benefit. The Raptors led 70-47 on the half, and took a 97-75 lead into the fourth.
Lakers: Matched a season low with 15 assists. … Westbrook led Los Angeles with 9 rebounds. … James missed 5 video games in November due to a strained left adductor. He additionally sat out a Nov. 7 loss at Utah due to a sore left foot.
Raptors: F Juancho Hernangomez (sprained proper ankle) missed his second straight sport and is anticipated to be out one other seven to 10 days, coach Nick Nurse stated. … Former Raptors stars Morris Peterson and Charles Oakley attended the sport.
Lakers: Host Philadelphia on Friday night time.
Raptors: At Orlando on Friday night time.
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