Raptors destroy LeBron's Lakers even without Kawhi in the lineup

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Despite playing without star forward Kawhi Leonard, Toronto topped the Jazz 124-111 in Utah. He was limited to just 14 minutes in Utah on Monday after fouling out, but still had a flawless 8-for-8 night from the field. He also added 10 rebounds.

Ibaka finished 15-of-17 from the field and didn't miss a shot until 5:16 of the third quarter.

Kawhi Leonard has been getting more MVP buzz than Lowry to start the season, but Lowry has been just as good as his new teammate.

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Toronto Raptors have a 10-1 record (6-5 against the spread) so far this season and now sit in the first place of the East.

The Toronto Raptors outscore the Los Angeles Lakers 42-17 in the first quarter of Sunday's action.

Powell was holding his shoulder after sustaining the injury in the second quarter and was immediately taken into the locker room by the Raptors' medical staff. The Raptors later announced he sustained a shoulder sprain; Powell did not return.

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Ibaka, who finished 15-for-17 from the field, made his first 14 shots to start the game - the most by an National Basketball Association player since Shaquille O'Neal did so for the Miami Heat on February 25, 2006, against the Seattle SuperSonics.

The Kings average 118.7 points a game, which is the fourth-highest total in the Association ...

Jamal Murray scored a career-high 48 points in the Nuggets' 115-107 victory over the Celtics.

"It's a long season, so we're thinking about the long road". Ibaka couldn't miss, but Kyle Lowry is what makes the Raptors' offense work - he had 21 points and 15 assists, continuing his red-hot start to the season.

"I was really proud of the way we held our composure", Raptors coach Nick Nurse told reporters after the game. Nurse won in 2011, two years after Snyder earned the honour.

The Raptors will finish out their four-game west coast swing on Wednesday night with a visit to the Sacramento Kings, who are off to their best start in years after going 6-4 in their first ten games of the season.

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