(Lake Buena Vista) Kyle Lowry had 33 points and 14 rebounds to help the Toronto Raptors defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-92 on Saturday night.
OG Anunoby scored 23 points for the Raptors, who sit second in the Eastern Conference. They haven't lost to the Lakers this season since 2014-15, an 11-game streak.
Lowry had a good second half as the Lakers attempted a push. The Los Angeles side must win a game to secure first place in the Western Conference.
Lowry's biggest shot came with 3:01 remaining in the game. His three-point throw gave the Raptors a 97-86 lead.
“It was the Kyle of sunny days tonight,” said Raptors head coach Nick Nurse. He scored and he flew on the field. He forced mistakes and gave us important baskets. He was very good. "
Lowry was ready for a quick comeback.
“Nick said he was going to get us back into the game quietly and he was going to use this game as a practice,” said Lowry. There are too many competitive players who want to go out on the pitch and win games. Especially against the Lakers, who are first in the West. "
LeBron James had 20 points and 10 rebounds as Anthony Davis posted 14 points after amassing 34 points in the win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.
The Lakers managed just 35.4% of their shots from the field.
“There's nothing we can do better,” said James. You execute your attack to get the best possible shot and that's what we did tonight. We made 10 of our 40 shots from the three-point line. I think we've had good looks on a lot of those 40 shots. We just have to get it right. "
James had three straight runs to give the Lakers a 76-72 lead early in the fourth quarter.
Anunoby responded with three-pointers in a row to put the Raptors back in a 78-76 lead. The Toronto squad continued to distance themselves as Anunoby landed a stride shot to give his squad a 90-83 lead.
As James and Davis struggled, the Raptors took a 13-0 lead thanks to Anunoby and Lowry. The Lakers then picked up the pace.
James had only got seven points and Davis only one in the first half.
The Raptors will play their next game on Monday, against the Miami Heat