The Los Angeles Lakers took quality shots in this one, going 37-80 (46.2%) from the field, including 12-22 (54.5%) from three-point range, to sneak past the Toronto Raptors, 112-106. This is only the third win for Los Angeles (16-25) in its last 10 games.
Nick Young came off the bench and had another big game, scoring 29 points on 7-13 shooting from the field (5-7 from behind the arc) and 10-11 from the free throw line. Other key performers for Los Angeles were Pau Gasol with 22 points and 9 rebounds, and Kendall Marshall with 10 points and 11 assists. On 10-24 shooting, DeMar DeRozan put up 23 points for Toronto in the loss. He also added 7 assists and 6 rebounds. Kyle Lowry chipped in 21 points and 9 assists, Patrick Patterson finished with 17 points and 7 rebounds, and Amir Johnson put up 13 points and 6 rebounds.
This drops Toronto (20-19) to 1-1 against Los Angeles on the year.
Coming up, the Lakers play the Chicago Bulls, who are 19-20 on the season. The Raptors match up against the Charlotte Bobcats, currently sitting at 17-25 this year. The Raptors have fallen to Charlotte the last two times they have met.