Kyle Lowry had 33 points and 14 rebounds, and defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors restarted his season by defeating the slow-starting Los Angeles Lakers 107: 92 for the eleventh consecutive Saturday night.

OG Anunoby scored 23 points for the Raptors, the second-place team from the Eastern Conference who haven't lost to Los Angeles since the 2014-2015 season.

Lowry had a strong second half to push back a surge in Lakers, the leaders of the Western Conference, 1-1 at reboot. The magical number of Lakers for winning the top seed in the west remains at one.

Lowry's biggest shot was a 3-pointer from the right wing for a 97-86 lead to play 3:01.

LeBron James had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Anthony Davis only had 14 points after winning 34 against the Los Angeles Clippers in their first game on Thursday night. Kyle Kuzma scored 16.

The Lakers shot only 35.4% of the field.

James scored 76-72 consecutive 3-point goals early in the fourth quarter.

Anunoby replied with consecutive 3s for a 78-76 lead. The Raptors retreated further and Anunoby was 90-83 ahead.

While James and Davis fought, the Raptors took a 13-0 lead behind Anunoby and Lowry before the Lakers took the lead behind their bench.

The Lakers' reserves outperformed the Raptors 13-2 in the first quarter and 31-6 in the first half to give Los Angeles a 44-41 lead at halftime. Kuzma had nine points and Alex Caruso seven.

James had seven points and Davis had only one in the first half.


Lakers: L.A. has not beaten Toronto since winning 129-122 in the extension at Staples Center on November 30, 2014.

Raptors: Toronto's last regular game of the season was March 9 in Utah when it did a five-game road trip to the Western Conference. … Due to travel restrictions in Canada, the Raptors met in Fort Myers, Florida on June 22nd to prepare for the season's resumption.


Lakers: Play Utah Jazz on Monday night.

Raptors: Play the Miami Heat on Monday.


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