Nick Young scores 29 as Lakers topple Raptors

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Toronto, ON, Canada (4E Sports) – Nick Young scored 29, including 15 in the fourth, to lead the Los Angeles Lakers over the Toronto Raptors 112-106 at Air Canada Centre.

Pau Gasol scored 22, Ryan Kelly added 17 points and Kendall Marshall had 10 points and 11 assists.

The Raptors led 50-31 with 7:33 left in the second quarter before Wesley Johnson hit back-to-back 3-pointers as the Lakers cut the gap to 58-54 at halftime.

Greivis Vasquez made a hook shot and a jumper to put the Raptors up 94-91 with 6:42 left.

Young’s 3-pointer with 3:40 to go gave the Lakers a 100-96 lead.

Kelly converted all three free throws after being fouled on a 3-point attempt to give the Lakers a 105-101 lead with 1:58 remaining.

Then another Young 3-pointer put Los Angeles up 108-103 with 1:21 to go.

DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points, Kyle Lowry had 21 and Patrick Patterson 17 for the Raptors.

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