The Los Angeles Lakers were devoured by the Toronto Raptors in a 113-80 blowout. The Raptors went wire-to-wire on the Lakers, led by an impressive shooting performance from Kyle Lowry on his way to a game-high 24 points.
Lowry shredded the Lakers from deep, making six of his nine three-point attempts with a game-high seven assists as the kicker. DeMar DeRozan added in 16 points and eight assists, Normal Powell had a strong outing, and the Raptors were shoulders above the Lakers all night.
Brandon Ingram continues using the extended opportunity to find himself, reaching a new career-high in scoring with 17 points. He was also the only Lakers starter to clear double-digits. Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams combined for 27 points off the bench.
The Raptors ripped the game open in the second quarter, scoring 41 points while shooting 75 percent from the field. The game was well out of reach by halftime, and the Lakers simply didn’t have enough firepower to get back into a game their defense decided to pass on. This was a season-low in total points for the Lakers, who shot just 34.4 percent from the field.
The outcome, a loss, wasn’t all that surprising as the Lakers traverse a massive road trip. Their third road game in three nights was never close, and they’ll hit the air for Memphis to take on the Grizzlies Saturday evening. Finding a way to come out of this road trip 2-2 is still a very real possibility, and as it projected once the Grizzles lost Mike Conley, it comes down to how they play in Tennessee.