Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2020-2021 regular season match between the Los Angeles Lakers (LAL) vs the Toronto Raptors (TOR) on May 3, 2021 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Staples Center.
Pascal Siakam and Kyle Lowry dominated the defending champions and left the Staples Center with victorious smiles.
Pascal Siakam tallied 39 points and 13 rebounds throughout the matchup, ending the game with a double-double performance.
Kyle Lowry added 37 points and had an unreal performance in the final quarter, dropping 3 point shot after three-point shot on the Lakers. Not only that, but the veteran point guard also recorded 11 assists and hit 8 of his 13 looks from outside the three-point arc.
DeAndre’ Bembry contributed well for the Raptors, chipping in 14 points and 8 rebounds for his squad.
The Raptors ended a three-game losing streak despite not having the luxury of Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Chris Boucher or Gary Trent Jr. due to injuries.
The Lakers did not overcome the overwhelming shooting of the Raptors although they also had an excellent game.
In his second game since his return, LeBron James tallied 19 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists. Not only that, but “The King” also dropped 2 three-point shots in 27 minutes of action for the Lakers.
Anthony Davis had a rough game against the Raptors, hitting only 5 of his 16 looks from the field. Overall, the big man of the Lakers had 12 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists.
Drummond added 19 points and 11 rebounds while Talen Horton-Tucker had 14 points.
Kyle Kuzma was their main scorer in this matchup. The young Laker recorded 24 points in 8-16 shooting. In addition, Kuzma hit 6 out of his 11 three-point looks. Moreover, Kuzma also went active on the defensive side as he blocked 2 shots.
The Raptors improve to 27-38 while the Lakers drop to 36-28.
Raptors vs Lakers
32-38; 40-21; 27-25; 22-30
Raptors (121) – Siakam 39, Lowry 37, Bembry 14, Gillespie 11, Hood 7
Lakers (114) – Kuzma 24, James 19, Drummond 19, Horton-Tucker 14, Davis 12