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Lakers surrender first-half lead in 94-83 loss to Toronto Raptors

Lakers surrender first-half lead in 94-83 loss to Toronto Raptors

It was quick and painless, pretty much the opposite of the Lakers' season. They were up two at halftime and down a lot more than that by the time the fourth quarter ended with a 94-83 victory for the Toronto Raptors on Friday night at Air Canada Centre. The Lakers (19-52) changed the usual script of playing a surprisingly tight game, settling instead for only a solid first half. They couldn't generate any offense, getting 18 points from Jeremy Lin and 14 from Jordan Clarkson but single digits from everybody else. Jonas Valanciunas led five Raptors in double-digit scoring, totaling 19 points in 26 minutes. Reserve guard Lou Williams added 18 points as the Raptors (43-30) won...

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