Lakers Lose to Raptors; Nuggets Prevail

The Los Angeles Lakers suffered their fifth straight defeat on the road in a 108-103 loss to the Toronto Raptors. Kenneth Faried and the Denver Nuggets topped the Thunder in overtime, 121-118.

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the Raptors. Dwight Howard was ejected with 1:18 remaning in the
second quarter after receiving his second technical foul of the half.
Howard and Toronto's Alan Anderson were both T'd up after being
tangled up on a Metta World Peace free throw attempt. Howard was
issued his first T in the first quarter after a no call on a reverse
layup, but L.A. still had Kobe Bryant. Bryant led the Lakers
with 26 points, but Toronto pulled away minutes later. Kyle
Lowry drained back to back threes to help Toronto send Los Angeles to
their 5th straight road loss, 108-103.

The Lakers Road Woes continued after they dropped their fifth straight
away from Staples Center. Dwight Howard was tossed late in the first
half after receiving his second technical foul of the half. Kobe
Bryant led Los Angeles with 26 points and Pau Gasol chipped in with 25
in the losing effort. The Lakers have lost 8 of their last ten games
after falling in Toronto 108-103.