The Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers
forgot the doubts and casualties and crushed the
(101-110) with heavy artillery from the triple on
and with a
in the paint.
The scoreboard was misleading, as the Lakers won by 34 points in the second quarter, they entered the last quarter with a 20-point advantage, and only in the trash minutes
saved the Toronto's honor without endangering the victory visitor.
As a complement to the Lakers' show from the perimeter (13 triples at halftime), Gasol showed no compassion for his former Raptors teammates, with whom he won the NBA ring in 2018-2019, and added
(his highest score). season high), 9
rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks
versus 5 losses in 28 minutes.
Gasol came out of the starting center again, in the absence of the injured
, and was the
only inside reference after
was sent off for an absurd tangana with
in the first quarter.
The arrival of Drummond displaced Gasol, who has recently admitted that it has not been easy for him to process this change in situation.
But the unfortunate debut of Drummond, who was injured last Wednesday in his first game, opened the doors to the start again for Gasol, who has responded with remarkable performances.
The resounding victory on Tuesday allowed the Lakers to breathe, which with their
three low stars
(LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Andre Drummond) have shown themselves to be a very irregular team.
The victory over the Raptors was possibly their best game
without James and Davis
, but the previous meeting, the tough loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday (104-86), ended with their lowest score so far this season.
Those in purple and gold now have
32 wins and 19 losses
and are still in contention for fourth place in the Western Conference against the
A fight with expulsions
At the end of the first set, and in a duel without any harshness until then, a stupid
OG Anunoby and Denis Schroder
ended with the first expelled and with
also in the shower for getting into where they did not call him.
The Raptors forward grabbed the Lakers' German base from the first and lifted him off balance.
In those Harrell arrived, who tried to separate them and also took the sanction.
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