Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/9/14
TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors shook off some disturbing trends with their 108-103 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Lakers before a sellout crowd of 19,800 at Air Canada Centre. They ended a four-game losing streak for starters. They also snapped a 0-20 run in games in which they had allowed 100 or more points in regulation time. And it was their first win over the Lakers since Jan. 24, 2010. Until Sunday, they had lost four in a row to Los Angeles. The Raptors are 7-25 all-time against the Lakers. Perhaps more important they were able to hang on to win a game after leading by as many as 19 points. That hasn't always been the case. They led the Philadelphia 76ers by 19 on Friday only to lose in overtime. Blowing big leads has been a bad habit for Toronto. "I thought it was one of the most complete games we've had all year from top to bottom," Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said. "I thought our zone was effective, even when we were mixed up, they were mixed up. Sometimes w...
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