Published: Mon, November 05, 2018
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Five takeaways from the Lakers' 121-107 loss to the Toronto Raptors

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 121-107 loss to the Toronto Raptors

"If teams are going to play small like that and they're gonna switch, then we can send him inside and he can either hurt them with the deep catch post-up, or hurt them on the glass", Nurse said. "It's true I played great, but we got a W. To me, that's most important". "I just wanted to go out there and show up big time tonight". "They just came out and hit us right in the mouth, and it's going to be very hard to make a game of that when you're trying to expend so much energy to get back into it".

Leonard said the injury wasn't serious, although the team listed him as questionable to face the Lakers. "We tried to explain that that's part of how this works, but it doesn't seem like we took that to heart". He injured his foot late in the Raps' win at Phoenix on Friday night. In that scenario, he would play Monday, according to Nurse.

Leonard, twice the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year, left Friday night's game with a jammed foot, finishing with 19 points, six rebounds and five assists in 30 minutes. Ibaka was a ideal 11-of-11 from the field, including a three-pointer, for 26 points in the first half, along with six rebounds and two steals.

With the Lakers getting into Los Angeles early Sunday morning, they were ripe for a tough game against the East's best team.

In the first half, the Raptors outscored the Lakers, 49-71 - which included a 42-point first quarter.

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