In Friday night NBA action, the Los Angeles Lakers will travel to Scotiabank Arena to battle the Toronto Raptors. The Lakers (29-40) have dropped 23 of their 32 road games and are in danger of missing the playoffs. On Wednesday, Los Angeles trailed by 21 points at halftime and was outrebounded by 13 during a 124-104 road loss against Minnesota.
Los Angeles F LeBron James tallied a team-high 19 points on 8-for-21 shooting and pulled down five boards. Russell Westbrook added 15 points and five assists for the Lakers.
The Toronto Raptors are riding a five-game winning streak and have moved into a tie with Cleveland for sixth place in the East. On Wednesday, Toronto made the plays down the stretch to earn a 103-100 road victory against the LA Clippers. The Raptors (39-30) knocked down 11-for-32 from long distance and shot 46 percent overall.
Toronto F Pascal Siakam led all scorers with 31 points on 13-for-22 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds. All-Star G Fred VanVleet chipped in 21 points on 7-for-17 from the field.