This Raptors' highlight is one reason they're winning without Kawhi Leonard

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The Raptors were able to make life hard for LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the other end of the court, limiting the All-Star duo to 34 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists on 9-for-22 shooting from the field.

"These are all things that I gave me going and wanted me to do my job the best I can", said, donning a Black Lives Matter hat. They shot a woeful 29-of-82 from the field including 10-for-40 from beyond the arc, making it hard for them to catch up in the end.

After the game, James had the following to say about the Raptors. Get you through some of those moments and, obviously, we put up 66 in the second half, or something like that.

For their part, the Toronto Raptors remain second in the Eastern Conference, a long way from Giannis Antetokounmpo's Milwaukee Bucks, at seven wins, but they retain a good margin with third parties, the Boston Celtics, four wins behind.

This is far from the first time Anunoby has drawn this pivotal defensive assignment of matching up with James, and he's learned from every one.

But we love him for trying anyhow - hopefully, he's not too salty with the Canadians taking the lead!

"I think it's a great team. We just have to step up and knock them down".

That contest ended in a 107-92 victory for the Raptors, with the Lakers being outscored 35-22 in the final quarter. "Our shooters shoot. We've got some great guys that can make some shots from the perimeter, and we'll make them".

"I just want to win games", Lowry said.

The Los Angeles Clippers set a team record with 25 three-point baskets in a 126-103 romp over the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Raptors have been one of the surprise teams of the National Basketball Association this season as they managed to overcome the loss of Kawhi Leonard in free agency by proving they are still a force to be reckoned with.

The Clippers seized a 77-45 halftime lead and cruised after falling to the Lakers on Thursday.

Nurse said in that moment he thought of Colin Kaepernick, who first kneeled in an National Football League game almost four years ago. "We're not used to getting pats on the back or flowers so it's not really that different for us". The Raptor mascot made a long-distance appearance, waving his arms madly, virtually, from a baseline video screen while James shot free throws.

An unexpected points explosion from TJ Warren shocked the Philadelphia 76ers as the Indiana Pacers rode the former Phoenix Suns' forward to a six-point victory.

Lowry hit 5 of 9 3-pointers and 8 of 16 shots from the floor.

Victor Oladipo and Aaron Holiday each added 15 points for IN, who improved to 40-26, a game ahead of the Sixers. Tobias Harris added 30 points and Australian guard Ben Simmons had 19 points and 13 rebounds. They face Miami on Monday. But the Lakers had sliced Toronto's advantage to 72-70 with one quarter to play.



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