Baseman Kyle Lowry contributed a double-double of 33 points and 14 rebounds and six assists that put him in charge of the attack of the Toronto Raptors, current League champions, who continued their dominance over the Los Angeles Lakers, who beat them 107-92 in what was their debut in the Orlando bubble.
Along with Lowry the English shooting guard OG Anunoby also shone with 23 points after scoring 8 of 9 field goals, including his three triple attempts.
Lowry had a good second half to help reverse an attempt to comeback from the Lakers the current leaders of the Western Conference, who are now 1-1 at the regular season restart in Orlando.
Lowry's most decisive basket was a triple from the right wing for a 97-86 partial advantage with 3:01 minutes left who sentenced the victory of the Raptors.
The Cameroonian power forward Pascal Siakam finished as the Raptors' third top scorer after contributing 15 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two recoveries of ball and two caps.
The Spanish center Marc Gasol started out and did a great team effort by playing 25 minutes in which he contributed eight points with seven rebounds, which were all defensive.
The Sant Boi player scored 3 of 7 shots from the field, missed two triple attempts he made, and hit the two shots he had from the personnel line.
Gasol also distributed two assists, put two caps and committed five personal fouls.
While the Spanish Congolese power forward Serge Ibaka came out of reserve and had 19 minutes he was given by Raptors coach Nick Nurse in the who had five points and four rebounds.
Ibaka, who made a great defense over the Lakers' power forward, Kyle Kuzma who this time could not be a winning factor, scored 2 With 6 field goals, he missed the two triple attempts, and did not go to the personal line, in addition to putting two blocks and committing three personal fouls.
This time the contribution of the star forward LeBron James did not save Lakers who were much inferior in their team play to the current league champions. set of the Lakers.
The center Anthony Davis disappeared due to the great defense that Gasol made first and then Ibaka and his contribution could only be 14 points, after missing 5 of 7 shots field, while the nine points he scored from the personal line (9-9) was what allowed him Make up the final offensive production.
Kuzma didn't make the difference with 16 points either, revealing that the Lakers can have all the inspiration from James, but without the contribution of Davis and Kuzma they become a team that You can beat him.
The Lakers finished the game with only 35 (29-82) percent shooting on the field goal and 25 (10-40) three-pointers, in addition to losing the fight under the rings with just 40 rebounds for 51 of the Raptors.
James hit consecutive triples for a 76-72 lead early in the last quarter.
But Anunoby He responded in the same way and the Raptors regained the advantage (78-76), without being relinquished the rest of the way.