Toronto 98, L.A. Clippers 73

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, February 1, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Officials - #8 Marc Davis, #45 Brian Forte, #29 Mark Lindsay
Attendance - 19800

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Clippers 17 13 15 28 73
Toronto 22 24 26 26 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Clippers 34-14 20-5 14-9 L1
Toronto 17-30 12-11 5-19 W1

Recap


Raptors 98, Clippers 73: Rudy Gay scored 20 points in his Toronto debut and Amir Johnson added 19 points and 16 rebounds in a rout of visiting Los Angeles.

Gay, acquired Wednesday from Memphis in a three-team trade, finished 8-for-16 from the field with three 3-pointers and three rebounds in 33 minutes off the bench. DeMar DeRozan poured in 19 points while John Lucas III added 17.

Blake Griffin's 17 points and nine rebounds paced the Clippers, who struggled mightily without starting point guard Chris Paul (knee). Los Angeles shot 34.7 percent from the field and 3-for-19 from 3-point range in dropping to 2-4 with Paul on the sidelines.

Gay's 10 first-half points were overshadowed by a stout Toronto defense that limited Los Angeles to 28.9 percent from the field en route to a 46-30 lead at the break. A short Landry Fields jumper extended the advantage to 19 early in the third quarter, and Gay added a 3-pointer at the buzzer - endearing himself to the Air Canada Centre crowd - as the Raptors went into the fourth ahead 72-45.

Toronto found itself in the penalty just 2:05 into the fourth quarter, but the Clippers couldn't get closer than 20 points the rest of the way. Lucas knocked down a 3-pointer with 7:43 remaining to make it 80-57, Gay added a driving layup less than a minute later and Toronto coasted from there.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: The Clippers' 45 points through three quarters marked their lowest tally since 2003. ... Gay was given a warm ovation when he checked into the game with 5:09 remaining in the opening quarter. ... Toronto rookie C Jonas Valanciunas returned to action after missing 18 games with a broken finger. He finished with zero points, three rebounds and five fouls in 13 minutes.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Clippers   Toronto
Blake Griffin 17 Scoring Rudy Gay 20
Jamal Crawford 5 Assists Kyle Lowry 8
Blake Griffin 9 Rebounds Amir Johnson 16
Blake Griffin 9 Free Throws Made Amir Johnson 5
Lamar Odom 2 Steals Kyle Lowry 2
Eric Bledsoe 2 Blocks Landry Fields 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Clippers 73 34.7 3-19 20-31 12 37 4 6 15
Toronto 98 46.9 12-26 10-17 30 45 6 7 12

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Miami. The Raptors have a W/L % of .412 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game on the road against Boston . The Clippers have a W/L % of .829 after a win and .385 after a loss.