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Lakers vs. Raptors Final Score: Young core shines in 102-91 loss

Randle, Clarkson and Russell combine for 48 points in losing effort.

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers couldn't get the win in Kobe Bryant's return to action, but the young trio the team is counting on to develop put together its most complete performance of the season in a 102-91 loss to the Toronto Raptors.

Julius Randle dropped a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds. The power forward shot 6-9 from the field in 28 minutes of action. Jordan Clarkson had a good overall game with 13 points, three assists and three rebounds. D'Angelo Russell played 32 minutes and put together arguably his best game as a rookie. The point guard had 17 points on 7-16 shooting and also added five rebounds.

The Lakers couldn't stop Toronto star Kyle Lowry on the defensive end. Lowry scored 25 points on 7-15 shooting and also added five assists, four rebounds and three steals. All of Lowry's makes came from behind the three-point arc. The Raptors shot 45 percent from three to make up for their 43 percent effort from the field. DeMar DeRozan added 17 points for the Raptors.

Kobe Bryant played 32 minutes in his return to the court after missing Monday's game in Phoenix. The aging superstar scored 10 points on 5-13 shooting. Bryant added five assists and four rebounds in his return.

Los Angeles falls to 2-10 on the season, a game worse than its 3-9 start through 12 games last year. The Lakers will get a day off before taking on the Portland Trailblazers on Sunday.

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