NBA LIVE UPDATES - Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 02, 2020 06:27 AM
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
The NBA season is back!
Live from the NBA Campus at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the 2019-2020 NBA Season returns to action with 22 teams set to play eight seeding games each to determine post-season berths and positioning!
After squeaking past the Los Angeles Clippers in their NBA Restart opener, the Los Angeles Lakers, the top seed in the West, face the reigning and defending world champions, the Toronto Raptors, who are the second-seeded team in the Eastern Conference!
Tip-off is on Sunday, August 2nd at 8:30 AM! Join us as we bring you live updates!
FINAL: Toronto sweeps its season-series against the Lakers again. Raptors win inside the bubble, 107-92
The champs move to 47-18 on a five-game winning streak dating back to before the NBA season was suspended
Kyle Lowry led all scorers with 33 points on top of 14 rebounds and six assists. OG Anunoby good for 23 points on 8/9 shooting. Pascal Siakam adds 15 points and nine rebounds
Lowry (33 PTS & 14 REB) was in his bag tonight ???? pic.twitter.com/bA3ugNEeNE— NBA TV (@NBATV) August 2, 2020
Lakers shoot 35.4 percent from the field as a team. LeBron got hot early in the fourth to finish with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Anthony Davis struggles for only 14 points while Kyle Kuzma and Dion Waiters get 16 and 12 points respectively off the bench
This will be Toronto’s 11th straight victory over the Lakers. L.A.’s last win came back on Nov. 30, 2014, when Kobe Bryant went off for a 31-point triple-double.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) August 2, 2020
The last time LA won against the Raptors? Kobe dropped a triple-double... in 2014. That's 11 straight wins for the Raptors over the purple and gold
YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS ?? pic.twitter.com/mdhbYqDIST— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 2, 2020
Raptors trying to put the Lakers away. Lowly hits a fifth triple for 30 points and the champs take a 97-86 lead with three minutes left
TORONTO GETS HOT AGAIN
7-0 run for the champs capped by an OG dunk forces a Lakers timeout. Raptors up, 90-3
Lowry and AD trade buckets from deep. Raptors and Lakers tied at 83 inside the last seven minutes
OG Anunoby comes back with back-to-back threes of his own for Toronto. 78-76 for the Raptors
Back-to-back triples for LeBron to start the fourth and the Lakers regain the lead, 76-72
END OF 3: Raptors up 72-70 entering the final period
Buckle up pic.twitter.com/T60mtHBIrb— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 2, 2020
Toronto gets hot again led by Kyle Lowry to take an 11-point lead but the Lakers somehow get back into it thanks to a nice surge from Anthony Davis
AD scored 10 points in the third on a perfect 8/8 shooting from the line
THE CHAMP IS HERE
KLow ballin'— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 2, 2020
21 Points - 10 Reb - 4 Ast pic.twitter.com/rLBQxVagjM
Lowry is up to 20 points after another triple. 58-50 Toronto as the champs own the third period so far
Kyle Lowry is fueling the Raptors in this game against the Lakers. The All-Star guard scores on a driving layup and Toronto has a 10-0 run for a 51-47 lead in the third quarter
Lowry fires his second three of the night for 15 points. Tied at 47
AD hits his first field goal of the game. Davis has three points and the Lakers lead, 46-41, to start the second half
HALFTIME: Rather low-scoring game but the Lakers lead, 44-41
Bench coming through for the Lake Show as LA's reserves account for 31 first-half points led by Kyle Kuzma with nine and Alex Caruso with seven points
Tight after 24. pic.twitter.com/8RTrGo7QGZ— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 2, 2020
Lowry has 11 for Toronto. OG and Paskal Siakam not far behind with nine and eight points respectively
Good back-and-forth between both teams. Raptors back on top, 36-33. Kyle Lowry powering the champs with 11 points, four assists, and generally being a pest for the Lakers on both ends
Charges Drawn— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 2, 2020
1. Kyle Lowry (31) pic.twitter.com/0Zv1Mz4r2D
Lakers lead for the first time thanks to a Dion Waiters triple and then LeBron makes it a three-point game with a layup. 30-27 LA early in the second quarter
This new-look Lakers bench continues to play very well, an early promising sign for the playoffs. Dion Waiters has 5 quick points and Kuzma 9, as those 2 plus Caruso have been excellent for a 2nd straight seeding game. LAL now lead 30-27, w/a 20-4 bench points edge.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) August 2, 2020
END OF 1: Lakers recover from a POOR start but it's Toronto maintaining a 23-21 lead.
21-10 run to end the first. pic.twitter.com/ulzdjp7SJS— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) August 2, 2020
Raptors' OG Onunoby and Lakers' Kyle Kuzma lead all scorers so far with seven points each
Can Raptors breathe fire? No? Wrong type of dino?
OG Anunoby fires another three to make it a 13-0 run for the champs before LA managed to score
Raptors on a hot start as Toronto fires a 10-0 run on the Lakers
Oh you gotta love it pic.twitter.com/AhJizpgyPh— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 2, 2020
LAKE SHOW GOING UP AGAINST THE CHAMPS