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Pascal Siakam scores 24 points as Toronto Raptors snap Los Angeles Lakers win streak

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Pascal Siakam (NBA Getty Images)

It wasn't Pascal Siakam's best performance of the season, but he overcame a rough shooting night to lead the Toronto Raptors to another victory.

Led by his 24 points and 11 rebounds, the Raptors snapped the Los Angeles Lakers' win streak to improve to 2-0 on their Western Conference road trip. Siakam received plenty of help, with Fred VanVleet recording a 23-point, 10-assist double-double in place of Kyle Lowry and multiple players stepping up off the bench, including Chris Boucher, who tied his career-high with 15 points.

The Lakers got another triple-double out of LeBron James (13 points, 15 assists, 13 rebounds) as well as 27 points out of Anthony Davis, but it wasn't enough.

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

Final score: Raptors 113, Lakers 104

12:00 a.m. - That'll do it. The Raptors hold on to the win. Gutsy performance from the defending champs against the Lakers, who entered this game on a seven-game winning streak.

Next up: Kawhi Leonard and the LA Clippers.

11:52 p.m. - Now it's Pascal Siakam's turn for back-to-back buckets. A dunk and a layup from Siakam makes him Toronto's leading scorer for the game with 23 points.

Toronto's lead is back up to eight with 1:18 to go.

11:48 p.m. - Back-to-back 3s from Kyle Kuzma makes it a 6-0 run for the Lakers out of the timeout. Raptors lead down to six points, 104-98.

11:44 p.m - This game has been all about the second unit for the Raptors. Chris Boucher, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Terence Davis have each scored double figures off the bench. The three of them have 38 points, which is more than the Lakers' entire bench has combined for.

11:43 p.m. - Pascal Siakam got LeBron James as well.

11:36 p.m. - Chris Boucher now has nine points in the fourth quarter alone. As if that wasn't enough, he's also blocked both LeBron James and Anthony Davis in the fourth quarter.

11:34 p.m. - Kyle Kuzma hasn't been able to do anything against Pascal Siakam.

11:31 p.m. - The Raptors are on an 11-3 run to start the fourth quarter. They now lead by double-digits, 91-81. This has been quite the turnaround.

11:29 p.m. - It's the Chris Boucher game. He has 13 points, seven of which have come at the start of this fourth quarter.

Boucher's career-high is 15 points. There's a good chance he'll break that tonight.

End of third quarter: Lakers 78, Raptors 78

11:22 p.m. - Tie game going into the fourth quarter.

Pascal Siakam is starting to come alive. He closed the quarter with five points, two of which came following a mean crossover on Anthony Davis.

Davis was the only bright spot for the Lakers in the period. He was responsible for 12 of the team's 18 points.

11:18 p.m. - Terence Davis gives the Raptors the lead with a step-back 3-pointer, 73-71. This team has no quit.

11:10 p.m. - And just like that, the game is tied at 68. Back-to-back 3s for the Raptors, one from OG Anunoby, the other from Fred VanVleet.

VanVleet's triple came from the parking lot.

11:06 p.m. - Raptors head coach Nick Nurse wins his first challenge of the season! He's now 1-for-6. Hugs all around.

11:05 p.m. - Pascal Siakam's rough night continues. He's now 3-for-15 from the field, including 0-for-7 from 3-point range. And yet, it's only a two possession game.

11:00 p.m. - The Raptors are hanging in this one. Five quick points from Fred VanVleet cuts the Lakers lead to four points, 64-60.

VanVleet is the game's leading scorer with 18 points.

10:55 p.m. - Pascal Siakam only has two assists in this game, but he's made several nice kickouts when the Lakers have collapsed on his drives. As is the case with anyone who handles the ball as much as he does, it's important that he makes those reads consistently.

End of second quarter: Lakers 60, Raptors 52

10:38 p.m. - The Lakers outscore the Raptors 30-21 in the second quarter to take an eight-point lead at the half.

The Lakers have been at their best with LeBron James in the game and Anthony Davis guarding Pascal Siakam. James is working on another triple-double with nine points, nine assists and six rebounds. Per usual, he's making it look easy.

Davis, meanwhile, has had a huge hand in Siakam having only eight points on 3-for-13 shooting from the field through two quarters. I don't have the matchup numbers in front of me, but I believe all of Siakam's scoring has come against other defenders. Davis has done a fantastic job on him.

Let's see if that'll change in the third quarter, where Siakam has been at his best so far this season. Siakam is averaging 9.5 points in the third quarter of games, the third-highest rate in the league behind only Damian Lillard and Luka Doncic.

10:32 p.m. - Fred VanVleet is keeping the Raptors in this. He's now up to 13 points, five assists and five rebounds. As Josh Lewenberg of TSN noted, this is perhaps the best he's looked since he sprained his ankle on opening night.

10:22 p.m. - LeBron James might have a triple-double before this quarter is over with. He already has nine points, eight assists and six rebounds. The Lakers have outscored the Raptors by 15 points in his 13 minutes on the court.

10:20 p.m. - Troy Daniels is a zone buster. He's a perfect 3-for-3 from 3-point range.

10:17 p.m. - Fred VanVleet is filling in nicely for Kyle Lowry - in the point guard role, anyway. He's up to eight points, four assists, three rebounds and two steals, his last basket coming on a smooth drive against Alex Caruso.

10:14 p.m. - The Lakers came out of the gates on fire but the Raptors have been able to slow them down by going to a zone defence.

10:12 p.m. - Chris Boucher gives the Raptors their first lead of the game with this impressive sequence:

In addition to Matt Thomas, Boucher has given the Raptors some quality minutes off the bench.

End of first quarter: Lakers 30, Raptors 29

10:07 p.m. - The Raptors started out slow, but they finished the first quarter strong and now trail by only one point.

Matt Thomas has provided a nice boost off the bench with five points in three minutes of action.

10:03 p.m. - The Lakers might not want anyone but Anthony Davis guarding Pascal Siakam tonight. He's yet to score with Davis as his primary defender, but Siakam has had no problem getting to the basket against Kyle Kuzma.

9:54 p.m. - Good news for the Raptors: Norman Powell has seven of Toronto's first 10 points of the game.

The Raptors need Powell to step up in a big way as long as Kyle Lowry is out.

9:52 p.m. - Bad news for the Raptors, who are already short-handed: OG Anunoby already has two fouls.

9:47 p.m. - This Lakers team is tough defensively. They entered tonight's game with the best defensive rating in the league, giving up only 96.5 points per 100 possessions to their opponents. The Raptors have as many turnovers as points (three) through four minutes of play.

Pregame

9:38 p.m. - Starting for the Lakers: Avery Bradley, Danny Green, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and JaVale McGee.

8:10 p.m. - Norman Powell will start in place of Kyle Lowry and Chris Boucher will fill Serge Ibaka's minutes off the bench, Nurse revealed before the game. Nurse added that Stanley Johnson and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson could get minutes with the Raptors down two rotation players.

8:04 p.m. - Raptors head coach Nick Nurse had some nice things to say about former Raptor Danny Green before the game.

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