Raptors defeated by the L.A. Lakers and ex-teammate Marc Gasol
Sports Apr 7, 2021 Sara Poraria
(REUTERS) – The Lakers defeated the Raptors 110-101 Tuesday night in Tampa, Fla.
The Lakers bench players dominated the game with Talen Horton-Tucker scoring 17 points and Markieff Morris having 15 points and nine rebounds. The Lakers had lost their 11 previous games with the Raptors.
The Raptors were down 34 points in the second quarter after OG Anunoby and Montrezl Harrell both got ejected after a scuffle in the first quarter.
Anunoby of the Raptors and Harrell of the Lakers were ejected with 2:24 left in the first quarter.
Schroder fouled Anunoby as he went up for a layup. Schroder was holding Anunoby to prevent him from falling. Anunoby slammed Schroder to the court which is when Harrell became involved.
Former Raptors champion, Marc Gasol, scored nine of his 13 points in the first quarter and had nine rebounds, five assists and four blocks for the Lakers.
Pascal Siakam scored 27 points for the Raptors, with Montreal local Chris Boucher scoring 19 points, Deandre’Bembry scored 12, and Gary Trent Jr. and Malachi Flynn scored 11.
Alex Caruso and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope of the Lakers each had 13 points, Dennis Schroder had 12 points with nine assists and Devontae Cacok scored 10 and had eight rebounds.
Both teams were already depleted by injury. The Raptors without Kyle Lowry (foot), Fred VanVleet (hip), Rodney Hood (hip) and Paul Watson Jr. (health and safety protocols).
The Lakers were without Lebron James (ankle), Anthony Davis (calf) and Andre Drummond (toe).
The Toronto Raptors took this loss after coming off two wins, crushing the Golden State Warriors 130-77 and inching past the Washington Wizards 103-101 with a buzzer-beating from Gary Trent Jr.
The Raptors will play the Chicago Bulls Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. EST. in Tampa, Fla.