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Toronto Raptors Rout Lakers, 121-107, After the worst 1st quarter in franchise history

This one was ugly.

The Lakers came flat on the second night in a row and the Raptors seized the opportunity to beat Los Angeles (121-107) on Sunday night at the Staples Center.

Less than 24 hours after losing a 16-minute defeat to the Portland Trail Blazers, the Lakers slipped out of the gym to start the game. At the end of the first quarter, the record was 25 points.

Toronto led 42-17 after one and never looked back, even 31st to a point in the second quarter. The 42 points were the most allowed by the Lakers this season, and their 17 points were the least they have scored this season ,

Toronto systematically dismantled the Lakers at both ends of the court with passing play, stubborn defense and no help from Kawhi Leonard, who was out of the game due to an injury.

Serge Ibaka led the Raptors with 34 points in 15-of-17 shooting in just 25 minutes.

LeBron James scored 18 points for the Lakers in the defeat and Kyle Kuzma led the team with 24 points.

It was the worst loss of the season for the Lakers and their first two-digit loss of the year. Overall, Los Angeles has lost eight consecutive games against Toronto and has been 2-11 in their last 13 games since 2014.

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