LeBron James warns Lakers to ignore 'outside noise' after latest defeat

The Raptors look to start their road trip right in the valley of the sun

The Raptors never allowed the Jazz to come within 10 points during the entire second half, and from about midway through the third quarter on, the game was never in question.

The Raptors have also garnered attention on the National Basketball Association championship odds during their hot start, moving past the Lakers and Houston Rockets to trail only the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics as a +900 wager on those National Basketball Association futures.

The Lakers followed up perhaps their best win of the season on Saturday with one of the worst first quarters in franchise history on Sunday. But it isn't enough as the Lakers fall 121-107. So far this season, he's looked every bit the player he was previously, averaging 26.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.0 steals in seven games for the Raptors while shooting 50.4 percent from the field and 44.8 percent from 3-point range.

Ibaka set the tone for Toronto's romp with a blistering first quarter, scoring 20 of Toronto's 42 points in the opening 12 minutes, outscoring the Lakers on his own in the process. Ibaka got them by repeatedly feasting on the Lakers' porous interior defense.

Pistons center Andre Drummond had 25 points and 24 rebounds in his team's 120-115 loss to the Heat.

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"It was very, very hard to make a game of it when you are trying to expend so much energy trying to get back into it", said James.

"We haven't played that well on the road".

"They just came out and hit us right in the mouth", said Lakers forward LeBron James.

"You still learn from it", James said. "When you come in for practices and you're going for film sessions, you get better then". To put that in perspective, Philadelphia led the National Basketball Association in turnovers last season with 16.3 per game. But you never let the outside noise get to you and if you do that, that can cause you problems.

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