First place Raptors clobber Lakers, Bucks topple Kings

First place Raptors clobber Lakers, Bucks topple Kings

First place Raptors clobber Lakers, Bucks topple Kings

"I just wanted to get healthy", Leonard said after Friday's win.

Following a game in which the Raptors led 42-17 at the end of the first quarter en route to a 121-107 win, LeBron was spotted by TMZ pulling up to Diddy's 49th birthday party in a Rolls Royce with his wife Savannah.

Ibaka, who finished 15-for-17 from the field, made his first 14 shots to start the game - the most by an National Basketball Association player since Shaquille O'Neal did so for the Miami Heat on February 25, 2006, against the Seattle SuperSonics.

Over the past several years, when Ibaka spent most of his time floating around the 3-point arc as a power forward, he wouldn't have come close to having this kind of a performance.

Lakers president Magic Johnson met with Walton last Tuesday about the team's slow start, but Johnson told the Los Angeles Times the discussion had nothing to do with Walton's job security and he'll finish the season as the team's coach "unless something drastic happens, which it won't". It will be interesting to see how the Raptors move forward, though, especially if Toronto is able to compile yet another victory without the team's best player on the court.

"We tried to explain that that's part of how this works, but it doesn't seem like we took that to heart", Walton said.

Winners of just 27 games last season, the Kings are off to a respectable 6-4 SU start, powered by a recent five-game win streak. He didn't miss a shot until an unsuccessful turnaround jumper midway through the third quarter. Serge Ibaka is responsible for 20 points in the first on 8-of-8 shooting, personally outscoring the Lakers, as they shoot just 7-for-21 as a team.

By then, the Raptors were up by 22, and the outcome already was decided. "There was a lot of things we could have done better today". "It's true I played great, but we got a W. To me, that's most important".

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