As the Los Angeles Lakers were preparing for the start of National Basketball Association free agency and the pursuit of LeBron James, they also were among the teams connected to the Kawhi Leonard saga as he worked to force a split from the San Antonio Spurs organization. And it will still be the second night of a back-to-back for them.
Compare odds from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our NBA Odds & Betting Page. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest updates. He originally sustained the injury Friday night against the Phoenix Suns in the dying minutes. Leonard has appeared in seven games and is considered questionable to face the Lakers on Sunday because of a jammed left ankle.
The game's top scorer was Serge Ibaka, who put up a career-high 34 points, having his way against any and all of the Lakers' interior defenders.More news: Macbook Air, iPad Pro, and Co: So chic Apple's new eye-catcher
As for Lowry, he finished with a near triple-double of 21 points, 15 assists and six rebounds.
Toronto's frontcourt of Ibaka and Pascal Siakam combined for 50 points and 23 rebounds.
Los Angeles was outscored 39-26 in the fourth quarter Saturday night at Portland, but held on for a 114-110 victory to improve to 4-5 on the season.More news: Mauricio Pochettino wants to take Tottenham Hotspur to ‘last level’
Antetokounmpo passed to Pat Connaughton in the corner for his 10th assist as Connaughton drained a three pointer to give the Bucks a 108-82 lead at the end of the third. Josh Hart added 11 points as a reserve.
The Lakers had won four of their last six coming into the game against Toronto. Only time will tell if those changes will help the Lakers win more games in the rugged Western Conference. Los Angeles is 1-7 ATS in its last eight home games versus Toronto.
"They're playing like they're the best team in the Eastern Conference so far". The Raptors will be up for this one and while LeBron is matchup-proof, being guarded by Leonard would certainly make life a little more hard.More news: Steelers Week 11 game with Jaguars flexed out of primetime