Davis scores career-high in Raptors win over Bulls

The Toronto Raptors defeated the Chicago Bulls 129-102 on Sunday.

Toronto shot 56 per cent from the field. Terence Davis recorded a career-high 31 points. He shot 12-15 from the field, including six three-pointers.

Pascal Siakam scored 17 points and had nine rebounds. Serge Ibaka had 16 points, six boards and three blocks.

Chris Boucher had 15 points off the bench, Kyle Lowry had 14 points and six assists. Fred VanVleet scored 14 and had eight dimes.

Thaddeus Young led Chicago scorers with 21 points. Zach LaVine was limited to 18 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

Sophomore Chandler Hutchinson scored 17 points. Ryan Arcidiacono and Coby White scored 12 points apiece.

Here are some Raptors highlights of the night:

Head coach Nick Nurse was named Eastern Conference coach of the month on Monday.

The Raptors host the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday at Scotiabank Arena.

Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.


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Raptors defeat Cleveland to win 9th straight game

The Toronto Raptors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 115-109 on Thursday.

Kyle Lowry was named an all-star reserve prior to the game, he will participate in the game for a sixth straight time.

Lowry scored 23 points, and had five assists and five rebounds on Thursday. Marc Gasol dealt with a hamstring injury, Serge Ibaka replaced him in the starting five and led Toronto scorers with 26 points.

Pascal Siakam had 19 points and four steals. Norman Powell scored 16 points in 26 minutes of action. Chris Boucher scored 10 points. Fred VanVleet had eight points and 12 assists.

Kevin Love and Collin Sexton scored 23 points apiece for the Cavaliers. Darius Garland had 16 points and eight assists.

Larry Nance Jr. scored 13 points and grabbed 9 boards, while Kevin Porter Jr. also scored 13 points. Brampton native Tristan Thompson had two points and 12 rebounds.

Here are some Raptors highlights of the night:

Toronto ends their back-to-back with a game against the Detroit Pistons on Friday at Little Caesars Arena.

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.


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Raptors hold on for victory in Atlanta

The Toronto Raptors defeated the Atlanta Hawks 122-117 on Tuesday.

A number of NBA teams played afternoon games on Martin Luther King Jr. Day All teams wore special warm-up tops to commemorate the civil rights icon.

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Norman Powell led Raptors scorers with 27 points in 25 minutes of action off the bench. Fred VanVleet scored 20.

Pascal Siakam had 18 points and six rebounds. Marc Gasol had 14 points. Terence Davis scored 12 points. Kyle Lowry had 10 points and seven assists.

Trae Young recorded a double-double, he scored 42 points and had 15 assists. John Collins also recorded a double-double with 17 points and 11 boards.

De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish scored 13 points apiece. Bruno Fernando scored 12 points.

Here are some Raptors highlights against the Hawks (which includes a number of three-pointers):

The Raptors host Atlantic division rival Philadelphia 76ers at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday.

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.


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Raptors tie franchise-high in points, beat Wizards

The Toronto Raptors defeated the Washington Wizards 140-111 on Friday.

The Raptors has seven players who scored double figures. Norman Powell led scorers with 28 points in 30 minutes off the bench.

Terence Davis played 24 minutes and scored 23 points, including five three-pointers. Marc Gasol put up his best performance of the season, he had 20 points and made six three-pointers.

OG Anunoby scored 18 points. Serge Ibaka had 15 points and eight rebounds. Pascal Siakam scored 12. Kyle Lowry had 11 points and eight assists.

Troy Brown Jr. led Washington with 22 points. Isaac Bonga recorded a double-double with 17 points and 10 boards. Bradley Beal had a surprisingly quiet night against Toronto with only 14 points.

Ish Smith and Davis Bertans scored 12 points apiece. Anžejs Pasečņiks had 11 points.

The Raptors set a franchise record in three-point field goals made in a game with 22.

Here are some more interesting stats about the Raptors win:

Here are some Raptors highlights of the night:

Toronto concludes their back-to-back in Minnesota on Saturday when they take on the Timberwolves at Target Centre.

Tip-off is set for 8 p.m.


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Team effort leads Raptors to victory in Oklahoma City

The Toronto Raptors defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 130-121 on Wednesday.

Toronto had seven players who scored double figures. Norman Powell led scorers with 23 points in 27 minutes off the bench.

Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby scored 21 points apiece. Kyle Lowry had 17 points and eight assists. Marc Gasol returned to action and scored 15 points, Serge Ibaka had 15 as well.

Terence Davis had 12 points and seven rebounds in 17 minutes.

The Raptors shot 61.2 per cent from the field, and 55.6 from the field.

Dennis Schröder led Thunder scorers with 25 points off the bench. Italian Danilo Gallinari scored 23 points.

Shai-Gilgeous Alexander had 21 points, six boards and six assists. Mike Muscala scored 17 points. Veteran Chris Paul recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 assists.

Here are some Raptors highlights of the night:

The Raptors begin a back-to-back on Friday when they play the Washington Wizards at Scotiabank Arena.

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.


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Raptors beat Brooklyn for first win in 2020

The Toronto Raptors defeated the Brooklyn Nets 121-102 on Saturday.

The Raptors bounced back after they put up a season-low 76 points in a loss to the Miami Heat.

Fred VanVleet led scorers with 29 points, and recorded a double-doubled as he added 11 assists. Kyle Lowry scored 26 points

Serge Ibaka recorded a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 10 points against his former team.

Chris Boucher, Terence Davis and OG Anunoby scored seven points apiece. Oshae Brissett scored a career-high six points.

Spencer Dinwiddie led the Nets with 23 points, he also had seven assists. Joe Harris scored 18 and Garrett Temple had 12.

Caris LeVert returned to action after missing seven weeks after he received surgery on his right thumb. He scored 13.

Here are some Raptors highlights of the night:

The Raptors host the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday at Scotiabank Arena.

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.


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Raptors record comeback of the decade against Mavs

The Toronto Raptors erased a 30-point deficit on Sunday to beat Dallas Mavericks 110-107.

The Raptors are the first NBA team this decade to come back from 30 points down to win a game. This also set the franchise record for largest comeback in team history.

Here is a list of the largest comebacks in Raptors history:

Kyle Lowry led Raptors scorers with 32 points, he also added 10 assists. That was his first 30+ point game since November 2, when he scored 36 points in a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Chris Boucher scored an NBA career-high 21 points, he added seven rebounds. Rondae-Hollis Jefferson had 18 points and nine boards.

Former Villanova player Jalen Brunson led Dallas scorers with 21 points and also had nine assists. Kristaps Porzingis recorded a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds.

Canadian Dwight Powell had 17 points and nine boards. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points and Dorian Finney-Smith had 14. Former Raptor Delon Wright scored five points.

Here are some Raptors highlights of the night:

Lowry scored 20 of his 32 points in the 4th quarter. He was named the Eastern Conference player of the week on Monday.

The Raptors take on the Indiana Pacers on Monday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.


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Injury-plagued Raptors hold on to beat Wizards

The Toronto Raptors defeated the Washington Wizards 122-118 on Friday.

The Raptors published an article to their team website on Thursday which gave details on the multiple injuries that players sustained during the game on Wednesday in Detroit.

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Fred VanVleet returned to the lineup after missing five games with a knee contusion. Toronto’s starting five consisted of Lowry, VanVleet, Anunoby, McCaw, Anunoby and Ibaka.

Lowry led the way with 26 points and nine assists. He played the most minutes with 41.

Serge Ibaka recorded a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds. He blocked three shots as well. VanVleet almost had his first career triple-double. He put up 18 points, nine boards and eight assists.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson provided 14 points off the bench.

Bradley Beal carried the load for Washington as he had 37 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Ish Smith had a perfect night from the field and the free-throw line, as he went 9-9 and 4-4 respectively to get himself 26 points. He also made four three-pointers.

Former Boston Celtic Isaiah Thomas scored 13 and Troy Brown Jr. had 11.

Here are some highlights from the Raptors:

The Wizards scored 66 second half points to put pressure on the home team, but this three from Lowry helped close the game.

The Raptors play the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday at Scotiabank Arena.

Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m.


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Powell finds groove in Raptors victory over Cavs

The Toronto Raptors ended their three-game home winless streak as they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 133-113 on Monday.

Pascal Siakam led Raptors scorers with 33 points on 13-24 shooting from the field. He also had four assists and four rebounds. Norman Powell scored 26 points, including four three-pointers and added four steals to his stat-sheet.

Kyle Lowry recorded a double-double with 20 points and 11 assists. He is now tied for with Antonio Davis who recorded 110 double-doubles as a Raptor.

OG Anunoby had 12 points and nine boards, while Serge Ibaka had 14 points off the bench.

Toronto shot 50 per cent from beyond the arc, and 58.4 per cent overall.

Sophomore Collin Sexton led the Cavaliers scorers with 25 points. Rookie Darius Garland scored 20.

Brampton native Tristan Thompson had 18 points and eight rebounds. Cedi Osman scored 12. Kevin Love, Jordan Clarkson and Kevin Porter Jr. scored nine points each.

Patrick McCaw has seen extended minutes since his return from injury, and he has helped his teammates create stops and make plays.

Here are a couple more highlights from the Raptors:

Toronto will travel to Detroit to play the Pistons on Wednesday at Little Caesars Arena.

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.


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Toronto FC re-sign Bradley to new deal

TFC captain Michael Bradley signed onto a three-year TAM deal on Thursday.

Bradley joined the club in 2014 as a designated player, he signed a six-year deal worth $39 million USD. The club have now signed him on a targeted allocation money deal, which will see him earn around $1.5 million per season for the next three years.

“I feel so attached to the city of Toronto, the club, the team. I love it here and I am really proud of what we’ve been able to do over the past six years,” Bradley said during the press conference.

In Bradley’s six seasons with TFC, he has led the club to three Canadian Championships, three Eastern Conference Championships, one Supporters’ Shield and one MLS Cup. He was an integral part in the 2017 side that won the treble.

Bradley made his 200th appearance for the Reds in the 2019 MLS Cup in November, he joined Justin Morrow and Jonathan Osorio in the 200 club.

He has scored 13 goals and contributed 28 assists across all competitions since he was signed.

Bradley signing on TAM means he will no longer take up a designated player spot. Each MLS club is allowed to have up to three designated players, and two of three TFC’s slots are taken up by striker Jozy Altidore and midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo.

The organization has made it clear this offseason that they want to sign a striker as a designated player to help Altidore with goalscoring capabilities.

TFC begin their season on February 29 in California against the San Jose Earthquakes.


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Raptors snap losing streak with win in Chicago

The Toronto Raptors ended a three-game winless streak on Monday when they defeated the Chicago Bulls 93-92.

Illinois native Fred VanVleet did not play because of a right knee injury he sustained on Sunday against Philadelphia.

Pascal Siakam led Raptors scorers with 22 points. Norman Powell had 17. Kyle Lowry had 11 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. OG Anunoby scored 10.

Marc Gasol scored nine points and had nine rebounds. Serge Ibaka recorded a double-double off the bench with 11 points and 14 boards.

Zach Lavine scored all of his 20 points in the first half, he added 11 rebounds onto his stat-sheet. Wendell Carter Jr. and Daniel Gafford scored 14 points each.

Lauri Markkanen and Denzel Valentine scored 13 apiece. Tomas Satoransky recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 assists.

Anunoby did a number of things throughout the game on both ends of the floor.

Gasol recorded four blocks, including this one that helped his team preserve the lead.

The Raptors return home to Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday to host Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers.

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.


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Strong first half pushes Raptors to beat Jazz

The Toronto Raptors began December with a 130-110 win against the Utah Jazz on Sunday.

The Raptors scored a season-best 77 points in the first half. They were up a franchise-best 40 points at halftime. They also allowed a season-worst with the most points conceded in one quarter when Utah scored 49 in the third.

Pascal Siakam had 35 points in 35 minutes, along with five assists and five rebounds. Fred VanVleet recorded a double-double with 21 points and 11 assists. Norman Powell scored 15.

Serge Ibaka returned from injury after missing just over three weeks of action, he scored 13 points. Terence Davis had 13 points as well. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and OG Anunoby scored 10 points apiece.

Mike Conley led the Jazz with 20 points, Jeff Green scored 19 points in 15 minutes off the bench.

Donovan Mitchell had 16 points, and Rudy Gobert recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 boards. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 11.

Here are some of the Raptors highlights of the night:

Head coach Nick Nurse was named the eastern conference coach of the month on Tuesday. This award was given to him for the games played in October and November, as he coached the Raptors to a current record of 14-4.

The Raptors host the Miami Heat at Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday.

Tip-off is set for 7:30.


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Powell scores career-high, Raptors win in Orlando

The Toronto Raptors defeated the Orlando Magic 90-83 on Friday.

The game in Orlando was Nick Nurse’s 100th regular season game as an NBA coach.

Norman Powell led the Raptors with 33 points, a career high for the former UCLA Bruin.

Fred VanVleet scored 22, and had five rebounds, four assists and a career-high seven steals.

Pascal Siakam recorded a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Chris Boucher scored seven, while Marc Gasol and Ronade Hollis-Jefferson had six points apiece.

Evan Fournier led the Magic with 18 points. Former first-overall draft pick Markelle Fultz scored 15.

Mo Bamba had 11 points and seven boards off the bench. Canadian Khem Birch had four points and 12 rebounds.

Hollis-Jefferson had a couple of accurate assists to help his teammates in the paint.

19 of Powell’s 33 points in the game came in the third quarter. Here are his highlights:

The Raptors return home for three games, with the first one being on Sunday against the Utah Jazz.

Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. at Scotiabank Arena.


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Raptors bench shines in victory against Knicks

The Toronto Raptors defeated the New York Knicks 126-98 on Wednesday.

Toronto have started their season 8-0 at home for the first time in franchise history.

With this win, the Raptors now own the longest home win streak vs. division opponents.

Pascal Siakam scored 31 points and had eight rebounds. The Raptors typically have success whenever Siakam has scored 30+ points in a game.

Fred VanVleet had 15 points, while OG Anunoby recorded his first career double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds.

The Raptors bench contributed with 57 points from five players.

Terence Davis scored 15, Malcom Miller had 13 points, 12 of which came from beyond the arc. Chris Boucher recorded a double-double with 13 points and 12 boards. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 12.

Shamorie Ponds made his NBA debut and scored four points.

Knicks rookie and Toronto native RJ Barrett made his home debut and scored 16 points. Julius Randle had 19 points and eight rebounds. Allonzo Trier scored 10 off the bench.

Canada Basketball is on the rise, and this game was historic for both Canada and the NBA.

The four Canadians that featured in this game were Chris Boucher, Oshae Brissett, Ignas Brazdeikis and RJ Barrett.

A couple of the highlights of the night included VanVleet weaving his way through the New York defence, and Marc Gasol draining a three from deep.

The Raptors end off November with a trip to Orlando to play the Magic on Friday.

Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. at Amway Center.


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Raptors hold Embiid scoreless, beat 76ers

The Toronto Raptors held Joel Embiid scoreless for the first time in his career en route to a 101-96 win against Philadelphia on Monday.

Matt Thomas did not play because of a fractured finger he suffered during the Atlanta game. It turns out that he has a broken finger and will be out approximately four weeks.

The Raptors played an eight-man rotation because of Thomas’ absence. Pascal Siakam led scorers with 25 points, he also had seven rebounds. Fred VanVleet had 24 points and eight assists.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson recorded a double-double in 31 minutes with 16 points and 10 boards. OG Anunoby scored 12, and Terence Davis had 11.

Josh Richardson had 25 points for the 76ers. Tobias Harris scored 18 and Al Horford recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Mike Scott scored 12 off the bench. Ben Simmons had 10 points, 14 assists and nine boards.

Toronto’s emphasis was on defence for the whole game, as they focused on shutting down Joel Embiid. That task was taken care of by Siakam and Marc Gasol. Both players had two blocks each.

The Raptors clawed their way back after being down two possessions in the fourth quarter.

Toronto will host the New York Knicks on Wednesday at Scotiabank Arena.

Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.


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Raptors hold on to beat Atlanta

The Toronto Raptors defeated the Atlanta Hawks 119-116 on Saturday.

Pascal Siakam led Toronto scorers with 34 points. Fred VanVleet had 24 points and nine assists while Norman Powell scored 20.

Chris Boucher had 13 points and eight boards. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson did a bit of everything as he had seven points, nine rebounds and four assists.

Sophomore Trae Young recorded a triple-double with 30 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds. Rookie De’Andre Hunter scored 26 points.

Jabari Parker scored 13, and former Raptor Vince Carter had eight.

Carter is 42 years-old going on 43, and he continues to show that he can compete at a high level.

VanVleet has taken on a leadership role in the absence of Kyle Lowry and gets his teammates involved on multiple plays.

The Raptors are back at home on Monday to take on the Philadelphia 76ers at Scotiabank Arena.

Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.


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Raptors remain undefeated at home with victory against Hornets

The Toronto Raptors beat the Charlotte Hornets 132-96 on Monday.

OG Anunoby scored a career-high 24 points. Pascal Siakam had 20 points and eight rebounds. Norman Powell had 17 points and six assists and Fred VanVleet scored 11 and dished eight assists.

The Raptors bench provided a lot of support as they scored a combined 55 points. Terence Davis had 16 points and seven assists, Rondae Hollis-Jeffferson scored 15, and Chris Boucher recorded a double-double with 11 points and 11 boards.

Second-round draft pick Dewan Hernandez got his first NBA points, while Toronto native Oshae Brissett made his debut.

Marvin Williams led Hornets scorers with 14 points, Miles Bridges had 13. Former Raptor Bismack Biyombo also had 13 points.

Devonte’ Graham had 11, while former Boston Celtic Terry Rozier scored 10.

Anunoby made four three-pointers on the way to his career-high in points.

Toronto recorded a franchise-high 40 assists from 50 made field goals.

Their next game is against the Orlando Magic at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday.

Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.


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Undermanned Raptors win in Portland

The Toronto Raptors defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 114-106 on Wednesday.

Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet combined for 66 points. Siakam scored 36 points and had six rebounds, VanVleet had 30 points and seven assists.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson recorded a double-double as he had 16 points and 11 boards. Terence Davis had 15 points and six rebounds.

Marc Gasol had nine points, five assists and five rebounds.

The backcourt duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum were held to a combined 28 points. McCollum had 19 while Lillard had 9 points and 10 assists.

Rodney Hood scored 25 and Anfernee Simons had 17. Hassan Whiteside had 12 points and nine rebounds.

The Raptors signed the undrafted Davis on July 11, and has been an underrated addition to the team. He made three three-pointers on Wednesday.

Hollis-Jefferson was signed to help improve the team’s defence since Kawhi Leonard has left, and has shown that he is capable of getting stops and scoring points.

The Raptors conclude their road trip on Satuday when they take on the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center.

Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m.


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Raptors snap Lakers win streak

The Toronto Raptors held the Los Angeles Lakers to 44 second half points on Sunday and won 113-104.

Pascal Siakam recorded a double-double as he scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Fred VanVleet also had a double-double as he had 23 points and 10 assists. Norman Powell had 14.

Chris Boucher slotted into the bench spot where Serge Ibaka would be, and he scored 15 points and blocked three shots. Terence Davis had 13 points, five rebounds and three assists in 17 minutes of action. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 10.

Anthony Davis scored 27 points for Los Angeles. Both Kyle Kuzma and Troy Daniels came off the bench and scored 15 and 11 points respectively.

LeBron James recorded a triple-double as he had 13 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds. Former Raptor Danny Green scored zero points.

Chris Boucher has shown that he is a player who is capable of playing efficient basketball at multiple levels.

Arguably two highlights of the night came from Pascal Siakam, and coach Nick Nurse.

Nurse won his first coach’s challenge this season.

Toronto’s next game is against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday at Staples Center.

Tip-off is set for 10:30 p.m.


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Siakam ties career-high in Raptors costly win against Pelicans

Pascal Siakam scored 44 points as the Toronto Raptors defeated the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday.

Siakam initially scored 44 points as his career-high against the Washington Wizards in mid-March of this year.

Siakam also recorded a double-double against New Orleans as he grabbed 10 rebounds.

OG Anunoby scored 21 points and had seven rebounds. Norman Powell scored 18 points off the bench. Fred VanVleet had 12.

Coach Nick Nurse had to run a deep squad rotation because Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka both suffered injuries in the first half.

Here are the details on their injuries:

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Brandon Ingram led the Pelicans with 27 points. Jrue Holiday scored 16.

Toronto native Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 13, and Frank Jackson also scored 13.

Former G-League MVP and defensive player of the year Chris Boucher will be a player that will see more minutes with the injury to Ibaka.

The Raptors scored 75 points in the first half , the most that the franchise has scored in the first half of a game since March 2018.

The Raptors will play LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday at Staples Center.

Tip-off is set for 9:30 p.m.


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