Lakers-Raptors preview

TORONTO — One night after watching LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers score 33 points against them, the Toronto Raptors get a look at Kobe Bryant and the Lakers tonight. Bryant is coming off a season-high 61 points in the Lakers’ win Monday over the New York Knicks. Bryant set the franchise record of 81 points against the Raptors on Jan. 22, 2006, the second-highest scoring game in league history behind Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game in March 1962. Bryant has averaged 28 points per game against Toronto during his career. The Lakers lead the all-time series, 20-5, and have a three-game winning streak against the Raptors. The Lakers have won the first three games on this six-game trip. They conclude the trip with games Thursday against Boston and Sunday against Cleveland.

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