Raptors' Kawhi Leonard sits vs. Lakers with foot soreness

Game Preview Raptors vs Suns        Holly Mac Kenzie

Game Preview Raptors vs Suns Holly Mac Kenzie

Lakers and National Basketball Association reporter for ESPN.

"It was very, very hard to make a game of it when you are trying to expend so much energy trying to get back into it", said James. 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. If there was a mercy rule in basketball the Lakers would have exercised it in the first.

Leonard's early-season injury woes have continued on the team's current four-game western swing.

"It shifts us around a little bit", Nurse said. Los Angeles cut the margin to 117-107 in the fourth but they failed to get any closer with the game out of hand and James sitting on the bench in the final quarter.

Ibaka's 20 points were a career high for points in any quarter, eclipsing his previous mark of 15.

Girl shielded her brothers as pickup fatally struck them at bus stop
The horrific vehicle crash took place at 7.30am on Tuesday in rural Rochester, Indiana on a two-lane road near 4600 N. She also worked as a cheerleading coach at a public school and at a gymnastics school and a summer camp.

The Raptors never allowed the Jazz to come within 10 points during the entire second half, and from about midway through the third quarter on, the game was never in question.

For James, playing in the Lakers' Sunday whites for the first time, it was a reminder of a dark day in his final season with the Miami Heat when his team also was outscored by 25, 43-18, in the first quarter on January 15, 2014.

"We haven't had a lot of success against this team either at home or away for a long time so this is a really good win", said James.

"For me and what I've experienced in this league, I've tried to stay even-keeled", James said. "We got to get better". "But you never let the outside noise get to you - and if you do that, that can cause problems".

Leonard, twice the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year, left Friday night's game with a jammed foot, finishing with 19 points, six rebounds and five assists in 30 minutes.

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