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Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Live score, updates, news, stats and highlights

The Raptors are set to restart their season against the Lakers ( Illustration)

The Toronto Raptors are back and seemingly better than ever.

The defending champions took the floor for the first of eight seeding games during the NBA restart at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, earning a resounding statement win over the Los Angeles Lakers

Kyle Lowry led the way with a game-high 33 points while OG Anunoby finished with 23 points on 8-for-9 shooting.

If you missed any of the action, check below for score updates, news, stats and highlights from throughout the game.

Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Lakers


Final: Raptors 107, Lakers 92

11:08 p.m. - Boom.

An alley-oop finish from OG Anunoby just might be the exclamation point on this one.

Toronto now leads 104-88 with 1:27 left in this one.

What a way to get things going in Orlando.

11:02 p.m. - KYLE. LOWRY.

He's up to 30 points on the night after a TOUGH triple over Kyle Kuzma.

The Raptors are now up 97-86 with 3:00 to play. Timeout Lakers.

10:52 p.m. - The Raptors are trying to pull away!

After things were tied up, Toronto goes on a 7-0 run capitalized by an OG Anunoby dunk to get back ahead. Timeout on the floor.

It's 90-83 with 5:31 left in regulation.

Anunoby is up to 19 points while Kyle Lowry leads all scorers with 26 on the night.

10:49 p.m. - Pascal Siakam is so, so smooth.

10:46 p.m. - The offences are starting to get going.

We're all tied up at 80 with 7:37 left in regulation and there's a timeout on the floor.

LeBron James is up to 17 points on the night, a total matched by OG Anunoby, who has knocked down two corner triples in the fourth.

This one looks like it might come down to the wire.

End of Third Quarter: Raptors 72, Lakers 70

10:34 p.m. - The Lakers bounce back.

A strong finish to the third quarter brings the Lakers right back into this one with one quarter to play.

Kyle Kuzma leads the way for LA with 13 points while Alex Caruso, Anthony Davis and LeBron James have each scored 11.

For the Raptors, Kyle Lowry is up to a game-high 23 points and 10 rebounds while Pascal Siakam has 12 points (on 4-for-11 shooting) and OG Anunoby has 11 points (on 4-for-5 shooting).

10:22 p.m. - Kyle. Lowry.

In one sequence, the Raptors franchise player sinks a triple to bring his total up to 20, draws an offensive foul and on the ensuing possession hits the technical free throw after J.R. Smith objects to a call.

Lowry is up to 21 points on the night and Toronto has now used a 19-3 run to get out to a 60-50 lead.

Timeout Lakers. Pascal Siakam has an opportunity to bring the lead up to 11 after the break.

10:15 p.m. - Less than a minute has elapsed since the last break but we've got another timeout on the floor.

The Raptors have used a 12-3 run to build a 53-50 lead. 6:08 remains in the third quarter.

It's been a struggle for the Lakers as of late, as they've shot 2-for-10 (20.0%) in the second half.

10:12 p.m. - In many ways, this game has been a perplexing one, as evidenced by this stat from Eric Koreen

10:09 p.m. - The defensive intensity has crossed over into the second half as these teams continue to battle.

Toronto is back ahead, leading 51-47 just over five minutes into the third.

Kyle Lowry is up to 17 points to go along with 10 rebounds and four assists. He's also the only Raptor to have gotten to the line so far, where he's knocked down seven of his nine attempts.

10:00 p.m. - It's not much of a surprise that the Lakers go straight to Anthony Davis to open the half.

The result? His first field goal of the game to get things going.

Halftime: Lakers 44, Raptors 41

9:50 p.m. - Some halftime stats for you:

9:45 p.m. - One half is in the books and the Lakers have a three-point lead.

It's been a defensive battle as LA is shooting 16-for-42 (38.1%) from the field while Toronto is shooting 15-for-43 (34.9%).

Kyle Lowry leads the way for the Raptors with 11 points, while OG Anunoby has added nine points and Pascal Siakam has chipped in with eight.

For the Lakers, Kyle Kuzma has scored a team-high nine points while LeBron James and Alex Caruso have each scored seven points apiece. Anthony Davis has just one point through 17 minutes of action.

The biggest glaring stat? LA's bench is outscoring Toronto's 31-6 through two quarters.

9:29 p.m. - 5:33 remains in the half and the Raptors lead 36-33.

Timeout on the floor.

Kyle Lowry leads all scorers with 11 points but the Raptors are still struggling to get going as a team, shooting 13-for-35 (37.1%) from the field and 4-for-15 (26.7%) from deep.

9:23 p.m. - We're about five minutes into the second and things are tied up.

Timeout on the floor and it's 32-32 all with 7:09 left in the half.

The Kyles are leading the way for their respective teams as Kyle Lowry and Kyle Kuzma have each scored a game-high nine points.

Lowry has also drawn a charge, bringing his total for the season to a league-leading 31.

End of First Quarter: Raptors 23, Lakers 21

9:07 p.m. - One quarter is in the books and the Raptors take a two-point lead into the second frame after leading by as many as 13 in the first.

Toronto's OG Anunoby and LA's Kyle Kuzma each lead the way with seven points apiece while it's been a bit of a quieter start for the stars.

LeBron James has three points on 1-for-3 shooting early on while Anthony Davis was scoreless in the first.

For the Raptors, Kyle Lowry has four points on 1-for-4 shooting while Pascal Siakam has five points on 2-for-4 shooting.

The Lakers end the first shooting 39.1% from the field while the Raptors shot 37.5% in the quarter, thanks in part to having six shots blocked.

8:58 p.m. - The Lakers have answered to get back in the game and we've reached our second break in the action.

Timeout on the floor as the Raptors lead 17-12 with 3:08 remaining in the first quarter.

OG Anunoby leads all scorers with seven points on 3-for-3 shooting but both teams have struggled from the field. Toronto is shooting 7-for-18 (38.9%) early on while Los Angeles is shooting 5-for-14 (35.7%).

8:46 p.m. - Think the Raptors were ready to go for this one?

Toronto opens the game on a 10-0 run, forcing Frank Vogel to signal for a timeout less than three minutes into the game.

8:42 p.m. - After four long months, we're underway.

The Raptors get on the board first courtesy of an OG Anunoby layup assisted by Kyle Lowry.


8:25 p.m. - It's almost that time…

8:20 p.m. - Starting for the Raptors: Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam

Starting for the Lakers: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Danny Green, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and JaVale McGee

8:05 p.m. - After scoring 15 points including the game-winner vs. the Clippers on Thursday, LeBron prepares to face the champs.

8:04 p.m. - The Raptors share a few of the social justice messages that will be worn on the backs of players jerseys

7:40 p.m. - "Say their names."

Seeding games are beginning but the focus remains on a commitment to promote racial equality and a push for change. As such, the Raptors wore shirts and hoodies that bear the names of victims of police brutality and racial violence to the arena.

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