Lakers, who both missed LeBron AD lost two consecutive games to Toronto
The Lakers lost the Toronto expedition.
The LA Lakers won 126-113 against the Toronto Raptors in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season at Scotia Bank Arena in Toronto on the 8th (Korea Standard Time).
The Lakers missed both LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the team’s absolute one-two punches. Anthony Davis was sidelined during a game against Cleveland on the 7th due to flu symptoms, and LeBron James was sidelined due to an ankle injury.
The gap between the two players was huge. Dennis Schroeder scored 18 points and Russell Westbrook scored 16 points and nine rebounds, but they lacked strength to win. The Lakers, which seemed to be on the rise, lost two consecutive games.
Toronto continued to strengthen its home record of 10 wins and 3 losses. Pascal Siakam scored 25 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists, Fred Vanblet scored 25 points and OG Anunovi scored 23 points. Scotty Barnes and Gary Trent Jr. also added 13 points, 17 rebounds and 18 points, respectively.
Toronto took the lead from the beginning of the game. Toronto, which started with Banblet and Siakam’s outer guns, pushed the Lakers with Anunovi scoring.
The Lakers, who were behind, set the stage for the chase with three-point shots by Austin Reeves, Dennis Schroeder and Ronnie Walker. However, the Lakers, who failed to take the lead without stopping Chris Bushey and Trent from the bench, finished the first quarter 31-39.
The gap widened in the second quarter. At the beginning of the second quarter, the Lakers narrowed the gap between scores as Schroeder fought hard. However, Toronto, which faltered, started again with Banblet’s consecutive goals. Siakam then led the attack, quickly becoming more than 20 points apart. Both offense and defense were not released, and the shaken Lakers finished the second quarter with 47-70.
The Lakers, who started maintenance, caught up with Austin Reeves and Schroeder scoring early in the third quarter. But there was no more power to chase. After being chased by 13 points, Toronto calmly settled the situation with an even scoring distribution. The Lakers, who allowed Van Blet to score multiple points, finished the third quarter 75-97.
In the end, the Lakers, who were losing, brought Westbrook, Schroeder, and Reeves to the bench early in the fourth quarter. Since then, Toronto has also given its main players a break. The Lakers narrowed the gap at the end of the game, but it was not enough to affect the victory or defeat 토토사이트