POSEIDON TRIDENT: Lebron James combined with Anthony Davis and Russell for a dominating performance against the Raptors

 

POSEIDON TRIDENT: Lebron James combined with Anthony Davis and Russell for a dominating performance against the Raptors

LeBron James scored 23 points, Anthony Davis had 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Toronto Raptors 128-111 on Tuesday night for their seventh win in eight games.

LeBron James scores 23 points as Lakers win for 7th time in 8, beat slumping Raptors 128-111

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D’Angelo Russell shot 7 for 14 from 3-point range and scored 25 points, Rui Hachimura had 14 and Max Christie 12 as the Lakers handed slumping Toronto a 14th straight loss.

Russell leads Lakers past Raptors; Toronto's losing skid stretches to 14 | TSN

The NBA’s career scoring leader, James shot 10 for 12 and had nine assists.

LeBron James put on a show in his first game in two years in Toronto | Toronto Sun

James came in having matched his career high with nine 3-pointers in Sunday’s win at Brooklyn. The 20-time All-Star took just one shot from distance against the Raptors, connecting with 5.22 left in the third quarter.


Davis sat the entire fourth quarter, while James checked out with 9:22 remaining in the final period after Los Angeles extended its lead to 27, 109-82. The Lakers visit the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

RJ Barrett scored 28 points and Immanuel Quickley added 20 for the Raptors. Toronto lost a franchise-worst 17 consecutive games in 1997-98.

Toronto’s Gary Trent Jr. sat to rest, while Barrett and Quickley returned after missing time because of personal reasons and reconditioning. The pair combined for 17 points in the first, but the Lakers closed the quarter with an 18-4 spurt to lead 34-25 after one.

LeBron James scores 23 points as Lakers win for 7th time in 8, beat slumping Raptors 128-111 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Los Angeles held a 64-58 edge at the intermission. James and Davis each scored nine points in the third as the Lakers stretched their lead to 100-79 after three.

Five players were still out for the Raptors, including starting guards Scottie Barnes and Jakob Poeltl. Jontay Porter, a two-way player from Toronto, missed his fifth straight game due to unresolved gambling-related charges.

Russell leads Lakers past Raptors 128-111; Toronto's losing skid stretches  to 14 - The Globe and Mail

Due to a right knee ailment, Raptors guard Bruce Brown left the game in the fourth.

Due to personal reasons, Lakers forward Cam Reddish was not available, while guard Gabe Vincent missed the first night of the back-to-back games while recovering from surgery on his left knee.



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