The Lakers beat Toronto.
The Los Angeles Lakers won the 2022-2023 NBA regular season Toronto Raptors 122-112 at the Los Angeles Crypto.com Arena on the 11th (hereinafter Korean time)메이저놀이터.
The Lakers, who are on the schedule without LeBron James, won three straight victories with the victory that day and became the sole ninth in the West. On the other hand, Toronto, ninth in the East, lost three straight games.
The Lakers won the victory, although Anthony Davis, who played the role of an ace, scored only 8 points and was somewhat sluggish. D’Angelo Russell, who had a comeback from injury, made a big success by pouring out 28 points and 9 assists, and Dennis Schroeder (23 points), Austin Reeves (18 points), and Rui Hachimura (16 points), who came off the bench, also showed good performances.
Toronto tasted defeat, although Scotty Barnes scored 32 points and OG Anunobi scored 31 points. It was painful to be pushed back to 22-37 in the fourth quarter.
The Lakers, who finished the first quarter behind by 4 points, exploded in offense in the second quarter. Vanderbilt, who hit 3-pointers one after another, brought the flow by making a bold breakthrough score. Then Malik Beasley and Schroeder’s outer cannon exploded.
The Lakers, riding on momentum, beat Toronto at the end of the first half with Russell and Hachimura leading the attack. In particular, the Lakers, who shook the opponent based on Russell’s elegant dribble, ended the first half with a score of 70-62.
However, the firepower of the Lakers, which was hot, cooled rapidly in the third quarter. Toronto succeeded in turning the tables in an instant with Anunobi’s consecutive goals, and even Barnes added strength to widen the gap. Reeves and Hachimura, the bench units, held out, and the Lakers narrowed the score gap, finishing the third quarter with a score of 85-90.
The Lakers, who had been slowing down, got excited again in the 4th quarter. Reeves started with an andone play and even managed a fantastic ankle breaker against Gary Trent Jr. Then Schroeder and Russell’s outer guns exploded.
Toronto couldn’t easily control the Lakers’ offense. In addition to Reeves’ quick dunk, Russell put in a series of jumpers to increase the score interval to double digits. When Toronto followed Barnes’ performance, Russell showed off a series of three-point shots and did not give off the atmosphere.
Toronto, which gave Russell a decisive goal, was rapidly losing power. In the ensuing offense, the Lakers scored points from Schroder and Davis that put a wedge in the game.