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LeBron James' LA Lakers lose for sixth time in seven games to leave play-off hopes in tatters as Kawhi Leonard leads Toronto Raptors to victory Toronto Raptors beat Los Angeles Lakers 111-98 at the Scotiabank Arena Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points and Norman Powell added another 20 LeBron James had 29 points and Alex Caruso had a career-high 16 for LA The Raptors have not lost to the Lakers since November 30, 2014  Raptors earned their 20th win of the season against a Western Conference team

By Ian Harrison, Associated Press

Published: 10:00 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 13:26 GMT, 15 March 2019

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Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points, Norman Powell had 20 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-98 on Thursday night.

LeBron James scored 29 points and Alex Caruso had a career-high 16 for Los Angeles. The struggling Lakers lost for the sixth time in seven games, further denting their fading play-off hopes.

Pascal Siakam scored 16 points and Marc Gasol added 15 to help Toronto win its ninth consecutive meeting with the Lakers, extending a franchise record. The Raptors have not lost to the Lakers since November 30, 2014. They also set a franchise record with their 20th victory of the season against a Western Conference opponent.

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (left) scored 25 points against LA Lakers on Thursday

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (left) scored 25 points against LA

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