Raptors' Kawhi Leonard sits vs. Lakers with foot soreness

Raptors' Kawhi Leonard sits vs. Lakers with foot soreness

The Lakers are back in action at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday.

"I was just focused", he said afterward. "I knew Kawhi was out tonight, so I just wanted to go out there and do my best".

"It shifts us around a little bit", Nurse said. "We got a W, and I'm happier now than scoring a lot of points [in a loss]". He's getting in there and taking his time. "And they put it on us". "At the point of attack we allowed them to get where they wanted to go, however they wanted to go to start the game. We looked athletic and fast all over the place tonight".

The Raptors jumped out to a 41-10 lead to begin the game and cruised the rest of the way. Toronto was forced to re-insert its starters in the final minutes to preserve the win.

"They're playing like they're the best team in the Eastern Conference so far", James said of the Raptors. "They came out and just hit us right in the mouth", James told reporters.

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On the back of 24 points from Kyle Kuzma, the Lakers narrowed Toronto's advantage after the nightmare start.

Despite winning the second, third and fourth quarters against the Raptors, such was the dismal opening 12 minutes that Walton's side still lost by 14 points. "We tried to explain that that's part of how this works, but it doesn't seem like we took that to heart". In that scenario, he would play Monday, according to Nurse.

After Sunday's outburst, Ibaka is averaging a career-high 18.1 points per game, while his 56.8 percent shooting percentage and 7.6 rebounds per game are the highest totals he has posted in years. But this game was destined to be a tough one for the Lakers. Denzel Washington, Snoop Dogg, Adam Levine, Kristen Bell and Odell Beckham Jr. were among the celebrities attending the game.

This was set to be Leonard's only visit to Staples Center to play the Lakers this season - the lone time the fans here would've had a chance to serenade the league's best two-way wing player with cheers ahead of him being an unrestricted free agent next summer. Leonard grew up in Southern California's Inland Empire area, one hour east of Los Angeles.

The Lakers' first quarter was shockingly bad.

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