Credit: AFP-Scanpix
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Avery Bradley hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 32.5 seconds to play in overtime, then added two free throws as the visiting Los Angeles Lakers (30-40) defeated the Toronto Raptors (39-31) 128-123 (33-30, 26-25, 29-34 28-27, 12-7) Friday night.

Player of the Game
LeBron  James
EFF
35
LeBron James
Points 36
Accuracy 15-26
Rebounds 9
Assists 7

Russell Westbrook had 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists for the Lakers, including the tying 3-pointer to force overtime.

Bradley finished with 14 points and LeBron James led the Lakers with 36 points as they ended a three-game losing streak. They had lost their 11 previous road games.

Toronto took the lead with 26.1 seconds to play in regulation on Gary Trent Jr.'s 3-pointer, but Westbrook tied it at 116 with a 3-pointer with 0.9 seconds left.

Austin Reaves made two free throws to give the Lakers a two-point lead with 1:49 left in overtime. Trent tied it on a layup.

Pascal Siakam made one of two foul shots with 51.8 seconds to play, but Bradley made the crucial 3-pointer and, with 12.6 seconds to go in overtime, made two free throws.

Wenyen Gabriel scored 17 points for the Lakers and Reaves had 10.

Scottie Barnes had 31 points and 17 rebounds for the Raptors, who had a five-game win streak end. Trent had 23 points, Fred VanVleet had 20, Precious Achiuwa scored 18, and Siakam 17.

Toronto took a one-point lead into the fourth quarter. The score was tied at 99 on a layup by James with 7:39 to play.

Reaves made a 3-pointer to give L.A. the lead with 6:48 left. Trent tied the game with a layup with 4:15 to go. Barnes made a dunk to put Toronto ahead by two with 3:03 remaining. James answered with a 3-pointer, but Barnes made a layup and a free throw to give Toronto a two-point lead. James tied it with a jumper.

The Lakers led 33-30 after one quarter.

Toronto finished the first half on a 7-0 run to trim the lead to 59-55.

Chris Boucher's put-back layup gave Toronto an 89-88 lead after three quarters.

The Lakers were without Carmelo Anthony and Wayne Ellington because of non-Covid illness and Talen Horton-Tucker (sprained ankle). The Raptors were without OG Anunoby (broken finger).

Lakers: LeBron James 36 (9 REB, 7 AST), Russell Westbrook 22 (10 REB, 10 AST), Wenyen Gabriel 17, Avery Bradley 14, Austin Reaves 10 (7 REB, 6 AST).

Raptors: Scottie Barnes 31 (17 REB, 6 AST), Gary Trent 23, Fred VanVleet 20 (7 AST), Precious Achiuwa 18 (5 REB), Pascal Siakam 17 (6 REB, 7 AST).

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Toronto Raptors
Los Angeles Lakers
51%
49/97
Field goals
49%
47/96
56
Rebounds
54
25
Assists
33
8
Steals
6
12
Turnovers
14
62%
37/60
2-pointers
53%
28/53

Best players

Scottie  Barnes
31 PTS
14/21 FG
2/2 FT
LeBron  James
36 PTS
15/26 FG
4/7 FT
Scottie  Barnes
17 REB
13 DREB
4 OREB
Russell  Westbrook
10 REB
9 DREB
1 OREB
Toronto Raptors
Few players
7 As
Russell  Westbrook
10 As
4 TO
41 MIN
Scottie  Barnes
45 EFF
76% 2P%
25% 3P%
LeBron  James
35 EFF
68% 2P%
29% 3P%