LeBron James Not Fazed By Franchise-Worst First Quarter Vs. Raptors


The Raptors have been very cautious with Leonard in the early going, and Nurse already had told ESPN after Friday's game in Phoenix that Leonard would be sitting out one half of the team's back-to-backs indefinitely, having already sat out one half in each of Toronto's first two this season. "We just have to be better, and that was it".

Once their starters had seized command, the Raptors worked some of their reserve players into the contest.

Serge Ibaka of the Toronto Raptors dunks in front of Josh Hart of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

The Los Angeles Lakers have not gotten off to the best start to the LeBron James era, as the team is multiple games under.500 and are coming off a blowout loss to the Toronto Raptors. "It's very very hard to make a game out of it when you start like that and expend so much energy trying to get back into it".

It's impressive. The Suns and Booker really want him to be an All-Star guard this season, and if he were in the East I'd say "done deal", but in the West - Stephen Curry, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson, Jimmy Butler, Donovan Mitchell - it's tough to crack the club.

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"There are some things we are breaking down that is consistent across games", he said. The Jazz also lost a player during the game: Joe Ingles dislocated a finger in the fourth quarter.

The Lakers followed up perhaps their best win of the season on Saturday with one of the worst first quarters in franchise history on Sunday.

Antetokounmpo finished with 26 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists, securing his second triple double of the season with his 10th assist at the end of the third quarter.

Norm had just checked into the game moments ago and got hurt in his first action.

The 76ers committed 28 turnovers and are now 0-5 away from home this season.