The Los Angeles Lakers’ winning streak ended at seven games as they bowed to the defending champions Toronto Raptors via 113-104 victory at home. Both teams had five different players scoring in double figures but it was Toronto’s run in the second half that changed the complexion of the game.

Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet converge as the two protagonists of last year’s championship run ended the game with a double-double each. “Spicy P” finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds, together with four assists, three blocks and a steal while VanVleet took care of playmaking chores, dishing 10 assists together with his 23 points, seven rebounds and two steals.  

Anthony Davis had numbers all around his stat line, scoring 27 points, eight rebounds, four blocks, three assists and two steals. The loss also spoiled LeBron James triple-double game as he tallied 15 assists, 13 points, 13 rebounds and a block but shot only 5-of-15 from the field.

Both teams played without their starting point guards as Kyle Lowry is listed as out due to a broken left thumb while Lakers’ Rajon Rondo is suffering a right calf strain but is already doing 5-on-5 workouts.

Despite the loss, the Lakers are still trending on all over the web, thanks to Alex Caruso. The 25-year old guard has been making the headlines as of late, thanks to his highlight-reel dunks that sends both the bench and Twitter in frenzy.

 

 

An absolute fan favorite, the undrafted guard out of Texas A&M has been proving that he’s not in the line-up as a Lakers coach Frank Vogel’s victory cigar – but he’s out on the court dunking on people.

Just like his dunks making waves on social media, the fans are still in jubilation despite losing to Toronto and they are looking at the bright side brought by Caruso.

 

Before the season started, Lakers' Mike Trudell made a case for Caruso to be in the starting line-up instead of Rajon Rondo as he appears to be playing better alongside LeBron.

Now, that’s the Caru-Show that the Laker fans are anticipating.

Anthony Davis LeBron James Lakers LeBron James #23 is congratulated by Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers after scoring a basket against Memphis Grizzlies during the second half at Staples Center on October 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images