Daily Podcast: Raptors beat Lakers, Leafs have rough weekend

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On this morning’s show:

The Toronto Raptors took down the star-studded Los Angeles Lakers without a pair of their biggest rotation pieces. Never underestimate the heart of a champion! Blake Murphy of The Athletic joins the show to talk about the changes to the rotation without Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka.


  • What does the absence of Lowry and Ibaka mean for the starters?

  • Which players could make the most of the extra time at guard and forward?

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs lose Mitch Marner for an extended period.

  • Don Cherry’s rhetoric sets off another round of apologies for Hockey Night in Canada and Ron MacLean.

  • Toronto FC take on Seattle in the MLS Cup Final

Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam will be asked to do even more without Kyle Lowry being the primary ball handler for the next while.

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