This means we won't get to see the two-time Defensive Player of the Year go up against Lakers superstar LeBron James.
Serge Ibaka outscored the Lakers by himself in the first quarter, and he didn't miss a shot until the third.
No there were a host of reasons why the Raptors dominated the Jazz in winning for the fifth time in the last six years at Vivint Arena, improving their NBA-best record to 10-1 and handing the Jazz (now 0-4 at home) their fourth straight loss.
"There are a lot of things we could have done better", James said.
And. that's when the wheels came off. Toronto closed the first half on a 30-12 run and then opened the second half on a 12-3 run to take a 20-point lead less than three minutes into the third quarter.
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It will be a tough night for United in Turin, who appear weaker on paper, but they should go all in and give whatever they have inside.
"The little things that made us so good a year ago - we haven't really done any of them to this point", Joe Ingles said. "And they put it on us".
"There are some things we are breaking down that is consistent across games", he said. Rather than seeking to team up with James, the thinking is that Leonard would prefer to have control of his own team, which the Clippers would offer, while still giving him the ability to return to his native Southern California. "There's a sense of freedom and joy that comes when a top player like that is out".
Kawhi Leonard left the Raptors' 107-98 win over the Phoenix Suns with a "jammed foot", according to Toronto head coach Nick Nurse. Nurse doesn't know whether Leonard will play Monday at Utah.
Leonard missed the game with a sore left foot which no doubt had the Lakers breathing a sigh of relief. Denzel Washington, Snoop Dogg, Adam Levine, Kristen Bell and Odell Beckham Jr. were among the celebrities attending the game. Ibaka, who fouled out after just 14 minutes of court time, shot a flawless 8-for-8 from the field just one day after scoring 34 points on 15-for-16 shooting against the Lakers.