The Los Angeles Lakers lost their third preseason game against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night, 105-97. Robert Upshaw and Jonathan Holmes both made their preseason debuts, and head coach Byron Scott said he thought both looked nervous and made mistakes, but that he expected that in their first game.
Julius Randle shined once again with his 17 points on a 7-of-10 clip, with five rebounds and three assists and a couple of flashy plays that had everyone impressed with his ability to handle the ball at his size. Kobe Bryant finished the night after playing a little over 21 minutes and finishing with 16 points, 5-of-11 shooting, three assists, three rebounds and two steals.
The Lakers will have the day off on Friday and practice Saturday before resuming their preseason action at Staples Center against the Maccabi Haifa at 6:30 PM PST. Scott hopes the Lakers do a much better job of containing the dribble. Check out all of the post-game videos below.
Robert Upshaw After His Lakers Preseason Debut
Kobe Bryant On Julius Randle: ‘He Can Do Everything’
Byron Scott On Robert Upshaw Debut, Nick Young Starting, Kobe’s Minutes
Kobe Bryant On ESPN Ranking Him No. 93