The Toronto Raptors are 12 minutes away from their battle against the Los Angeles Lakers, but the Lakers only joined them around seven minutes. The Raptors quickly took a 13-0 lead as the Lakers, fresh off an emotional win over the Clippers, came out flatter than they had looked all season.Luckily, they managed to make their way through enough to make this one interesting, and it’s the bench that leads the way. Kyle Kuzma has seven, Markieff Morris has four, Alex Caruso keeps doing the little things and Dion Waiters makes the extra pass almost every time on the court in his new role as backup point guard. No one would have picked the Lakers to win a bench war against the Raptors, but here we are, and it’s a close 23-21 game after a quarterback.
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