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Los Angeles Lakers point guard Dennis Schroder spoke to reporters after his wrestling match—sorry, basketball game—against the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night, giving perception into the altercation that noticed OG Anunoby and Montrezl Harrell salvage tossed.
After Schroder fouled him within the first quarter, Anunoby picked him up and dropped him relieve to the ground. Harrell was as soon as thrown out amid the following scuffle.
Schroder acknowledged he considered Anunoby’s reaction as “pointless” and acknowledged the Raptors wide title did now not “want to fling WWE” on him.
He additionally acknowledged he urged Harrell within the locker room that he appreciated him.
The Lakers edged out a 110-101 consume over the Raptors, with seven players scoring no longer decrease than 10 functions. Schroder tacked on 12 functions and 9 assists in 27 minutes.
The ejection was as soon as a no longer easy blow for the Raptors, who had been already playing without Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet due to the foot and hip injuries. With Anunoby thrown out after 10 minutes on the hardwood, that left Pascal Siakam and Gary Trent Jr. to handbook the workforce against the defending champions.
Siakam ended the night with 27 functions and seven rebounds, nevertheless it surely wasn’t sufficient to beat a 68-42 halftime deficit or edge out the victory.