The Lakers’ playoff hopes continue to fade after another loss to the Raptors
Published 6:22 PM, March 15, 2019
Updated 6:22 PM, March 15, 2019
FALLING APART. LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers struggle as the regular season enters the homestretch. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)
MANILA, Philippines – The Los Angeles Lakers’ playoff bid has been dealt another huge blow.
LeBron James had another all-around game but his effort was not enough as the Lakers absorbed a 98-111 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, March 14 (Friday, March 15, Philippine time).
The Lakers remained at 11th place in the tough Western Conference with a 31-37 record, 7.5 games behind the Los Angeles Clippers – who carry a 39-30 card – for the last playoff berth.
Elsewhere, Wesley Matthews hit the game-winning putback as the Indiana Pacers hacked out a 108-106 triumph over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Toronto 111, LA Lakers 98 (READ: Lakers fall to Raptors as playoff hopes fade)
Indiana 108, Oklahoma City 106 (READ: Pacers overcome Westbrook’s triple-double to edge Thunder)
Denver 100, Dallas 99
Boston 126, Sacramento 120
Utah 120, Minnesota 100
Orlando 120, Cleveland 91