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Toronto faces Los Angeles on 3-game skid

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Toronto Raptors (26-38, twelfth within the Japanese Convention) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (36-27, sixth within the Western Convention)

Los Angeles; Sunday, 10 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Toronto comes into the matchup in opposition to Los Angeles as losers of three straight video games.

The Lakers are 17-14 on their dwelling court docket. Los Angeles has a 33-16 document when scoring 100 or extra factors.

The Raptors are 10-22 in highway video games. Toronto ranks seventh within the Japanese Convention capturing 37.1% from 3-point vary.

The groups sq. off for the second time this season. The Lakers gained the final matchup 110-101 on April 6. Talen Horton-Tucker scored 17 factors to assist lead Los Angeles to the win.

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TOP PERFORMERS: Andre Drummond is capturing 53.1% and averaging 12.3 factors. Horton-Tucker is averaging 9.3 factors over the past 10 video games for Los Angeles.

Khem Birch leads the Raptors with 7.6 rebounds and averages 11.4 factors. Pascal Siakam is averaging 5 rebounds and 16.5 factors per recreation over the past 10 video games for Toronto.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lakers: 3-7, averaging 106.4 factors, 40 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 8.9 steals and 5.4 blocks per recreation whereas capturing 45.9% from the sector. Their opponents have averaged 110.3 factors on 48.8% capturing.

Raptors: 5-5, averaging 108.4 factors, 42.9 rebounds, 24 assists, 7.3 steals and 5.6 blocks per recreation whereas capturing 45.4% from the sector. Their opponents have averaged 108.6 factors on 45.5% capturing.

INJURIES: Lakers: LeBron James: each day (ankle), Jared Dudley: out (knee), Dennis Schroder: each day (calf), Kyle Kuzma: each day (thumb), Alex Caruso: each day (again), Marc Gasol: each day (finger), Anthony Davis: each day (calf), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: each day (ankle).

Raptors: Gary Trent Jr.: out (leg), Paul Watson: out (knee), Kyle Lowry: out (relaxation), Chris Boucher: out (knee).


The Related Press created this story utilizing expertise offered by Information Skrive and information from Sportradar.

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