Raptors come up lame against Lakers

Lakers' Robert Sacre (left) defends against Raptors' Chuck Hayes on Sunday at the Air Canada...

Lakers' Robert Sacre (left) defends against Raptors' Chuck Hayes on Sunday at the Air Canada Centre. (DAVE THOMAS/QMI Agency)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:30 PM ET

Even a season ago, a Raptors’ loss to the Los Angeles Lakers would not have raised an eyebrow.

And the Lakers weren’t very good a year ago, either.

But now, with the Raptors demanding the kind of respect only a team that has played solid basketball over a full calendar month can demand, the bar has been raised.

The Raptors have come too far and the Lakers have sunk too low (in part because of injuries) for something like Sunday’s loss to simply be shrugged off.


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