Toronto vs Los Angeles Wrap - Los Angeles Wins 118-116
The Raptors were burned for 41 points by Kobe Bryant on Friday as the Lakers picked up a 118-116 win at STAPLES Center.
Los Angeles won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 7.5-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 207.5.
Los Angeles got 24 points from Dwight Howard and another 22 points from Steve Nash. Kobe Bryant contributed 12 assists, while Dwight Howard cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
Toronto got 28 points from DeMar DeRozan in a losing cause and another 17 points from Rudy Gay. Kyle Lowry contributed 10 assists for the Raptors, while Rudy Gay had 7 rebounds.
Los Angeles trailed at halftime, 59-53.
Los Angeles won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 47-43.
Los Angeles heads into a battle against the Bulls. Toronto, meanwhile, will have their next action against Cleveland.