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Kyle Lowry posted 33 points, 14 rebounds and six assists as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 107-92 on Saturday at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
The Raps outscored the Lakers 35-16 in the final 10:10 to turn a 76-72 deficit into a 15-point win.
Lowry shot 8-of-16 from the field and hit five of his nine three-pointers. He also got to the free-throw line 15 times and made 12 attempts.
He led a dominant Raptors starting five that saw Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby each finish plus-27 on the evening. Fred VanVleet had 13 points and 11 dimes in 40 minutes, and Anunoby scored 23. Siakam had 15 points on just 5-of-17 shooting but added a pair of blocks and steals.
The Lakers shot a season-low 35.4 percent and 25.0 percent from three-point range. LeBron James led the Lakers with 20 points, and Anthony Davis had an off night with 14 points on 2-of-7 shooting.
Raptors PG Kyle Lowry: 33 PTS, 14 REB, 6 AST
Raptors SF OG Anunoby: 23 PTS, 4 REB, 2 STL
Raptors G Fred VanVleet: 13 PTS, 11 AST, 5 REB
Lakers G/F LeBron James: 20 PTS, 10 REB, 5 AST
Lakers F/C Anthony Davis: 14 PTS, 6 REB, 3 BLK
Lakers F Kyle Kuzma: 16 PTS, 4 REB
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The stat of the night is courtesy of Josh Lewenberg of TSN, who showcased Lowry’s dominance in comparison to James and Davis’ outings:
Lowry pretty much did no wrong in another dominant performance against the Lakers, who have now lost 11 straight to Toronto dating back to 2014:
The former Villanova star was the catalyst behind the latest victory, even posting a double-double before the third quarter ended:
Lowry joined some elite company with his stat line, per Sportsnet:
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First Raptor with at least 33 points, 14 rebounds & 6 assists since Vince Carter on Dec 7, 2001