Lakers suffer another poor first quarter in loss to Raptors

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
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After scoring 30 points‚ LeBron James was benched for the remainder of the game after another poor start. The team is 0-2 in their last four games‚ and fans expected a fake comeback from the Lakers on Sunday. However‚ the team is lacking talent and spiritual resilience‚ and often times give up large gaps by lethargy. Here's why. Let's take a look at their latest first quarter performance. The Lakers suffered another bad first quarter against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. The team had a big deficit early on and couldn't rebound. It was the second straight game the Lakers trailed by at halftime. Even without LeBron James‚ the Lakers were down 28 points by the time the third quarter ended. The team had a chance to cut the lead to six late in the fourth quarter‚ but missed a three-point attempt with one minute and 37 seconds remaining. With LeBron James sitting out with a foul late in the first quarter‚ the Lakers had no real chance to pull even after a big first-half performance.

lakers suffer another poor first quarter in loss to raptors
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They trailed by 18 at the half and trailed 108-100. The Raptors have won four straight on the road and have won their last three. They are now 10 games under. A Raptors win means the Lakers are down a game to 108 in the NBA. The Lakers have lost all five games to the Raptors since LeBron joined the team. Their only win against the Raptors came when LeBron was off the floor.