Though the final scoreline saw the Raptors win by just 14 points, the Lakers never really threatened to win the game.
"There are a lot of things we could have done better".
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While we can't expect LeBron to just cancel his plans every time the Lakers lose, it's not surprising that fans criticized James after he scored 18 points in a loss against a team that did not have its best player on the floor in Kawhi Leonard. Only time will tell if those changes will help the Lakers win more games in the rugged Western Conference.
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One way to keep him fresh is not to play him on consecutive nights, Nurse said, adding, "I don't think we've decided how long that's gonna be yet".
"They just came out and hit us right in the mouth". "We got off to an unbelievable start".
But Raptors coach Nick Nurse said before the game that Leonard would sit and that second-year forward OG Anunoby would start in his place. In seven games, he's averaging 26.1 points and 7.6 rebounds in 34 minutes per game. Fans at courtside included Denzel Washington, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Ariel Winter, middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez, New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and UFC featherweight title contender Brian Ortega, who will fight Max Holloway for the belt in Toronto on December 8. Leonard grew up in Southern California's Inland Empire area, one hour east of Los Angeles.
Ibaka set the tone for Toronto's romp with a blistering first quarter, scoring 20 of Toronto's 42 points in the opening 12 minutes, outscoring the Lakers on his own in the process.