Recap - Lakers Defeat Toronto 94-92
The Lakers got a 27-point performance from Kobe Bryant as Los Angeles ran past Toronto 94-92 on Sunday at Air Canada Centre.
Los Angeles did not, however, defeat the Raptors against the spread, which closed at 6 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 175.5.
Los Angeles got 16 points from Pau Gasol and another 14 points from Andrew Bynum. Pau Gasol contributed 6 assists, while Pau Gasol cleaned the glass with 17 rebounds.
The Raptors got a 30-point performance from Jose Calderon, who was supported by 15 points from Linas Kleiza. DeMar DeRozan had 7 assists in a losing cause for Toronto, while Ed Davis grabbed 8 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Los Angeles were victorious, as the score was 54-46 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Los Angeles as they grabbed 41 boards, while Toronto only had 39.
Next game, Los Angeles takes its act home to face Atlanta looking for another win. For Toronto, they head home to face New York.