The LA Clippers earned a wire-to-wire victory over the Toronto Raptors behind 20 points from Kawhi Leonard.
Chris Boucher looked solid in his first game back from a sprained MCL, but the Raptors didn't have the firepower to keep up with LA.
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Toronto Raptors vs. LA Clippers: Live score, updates, news, stats and highlights
Final: Clippers 115, Raptors 96
The Clippers closed things out strong, coming away with a 19-point victory over the Raptors. It was a timely win for LA, who holds its one-game lead over the Denver Nuggets for the No. 3 seed in the West.
Kawhi Leonard was stellar in this one, going for 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Ivica Zubac was also a monster with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. Terrence Mann brought the energy off the bench, scoring 20 points on a perfect 7-for-7 shooting from the field.
For the Raptors, Chris Boucher - in his first game back from a sprained MCL - ended up with 16 points and seven rebounds to lead the way. The bench trio of Freddie Gillespie, Jalen Harris and DeAndre' Bembry combined for 30 points (10 apiece) but the team couldn't overcome a 3-for-16 shooting night from Gary Trent Jr.
Young fellas battled out there tonight. pic.twitter.com/hk2i5E5GZO- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 12, 2021
End of third quarter: Clippers 86, Raptors 71
The Clippers haven't budged on their lead, up by 15 points heading into the final frame. While Kawhi Leonard has still been the Raptors' biggest problem with 20 points, LA now has four different players in double figures scoring. Marcus Morris and Ivica Zubac have 14 points apiece while Paul George has chipped in 13 points and Rajon Rondo and Terrence Mann have added 11 points off the bench.
Toronto is struggling to keep up offensively, as Khem Birch (11 points) and DeAndre' Bembry (10 points) are the only players in double digits. Gary Trent Jr. and Malachi Flynn are a combined 4-for-18 from the field.
Fancy footwork from the big fella. pic.twitter.com/ZwKvsOfIOq- LA Clippers (@LAClippers) May 12, 2021
The Clippers lead the Raptors 74-60 with five minutes to play in the frame. Paul George has cracked double digits with 10 points but is still shooting a rough 3-for-10 from the field. Khem Birch is the only Raptor in double figures with 10 points, throwing down this tough dunk to get there.
Excuse me, comin' thru pic.twitter.com/TP3bLkz85d- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 12, 2021
Halftime: Clippers 60, Raptors 52
The Raptors are giving the Clippers everything they've got, but LA leads by eight at the half. Kawhi Leonard is showing out against his old team so far with 14 points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal. Rajon Rondo has made his impact felt off the bench with nine points, two rebounds and two assists.
For Toronto, it has been a balanced scoring attack as no players have scored double figures. Freddie Gillespie's eight points leads the team, while Gary Trent Jr., Malachi Flynn, Khem Birch, Stanley Johnson, Yuta Watanabe and Jalen Harris all have six points apiece to make up the bulk of the Raptors' offence.
Behind-the-back and between two defenders. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/w4sZmdP39z- LA Clippers (@LAClippers) May 12, 2021
The Clippers lead the Raptors 56-42 with 2:25 to play in the half. Kawhi Leonard has yet to cool off, scoring 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field. Gary Trent Jr. is having a rough shooting night (2-7 FG) but just knocked down an and-one 3-ball to take the lid off the rim.
Freddie Gillespie with another tough block at the rim!
Didn't learn the last time?? @freddieg_33 | #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/4OTdgkjVnM- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 12, 2021
Rajon Rondo has moved past Maurice Cheeks for 14th on the all-time NBA assists leaderboard!
Rare air for @RajonRondo. 👏 pic.twitter.com/cjvsM9wlal- LA Clippers (@LAClippers) May 12, 2021
End of first quarter: Clippers 27, Raptors 19
The Clippers hold the edge after one frame in a defensive battle. Kawhi Leonard leads all scorers with nine points while shooting 3-for-4 from the field while Marcus Morris has chipped in seven points. The Raptors are getting production from their frontcourt, as Khem Birch has six points and Freddie Gillespie has four points and one vicious block on DeMarcus Cousins.
GILLE SAID NAW B pic.twitter.com/r59MlT56G3- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 12, 2021
The Raptors are in a hole early, trailing 25-15 with 2:37 to play in the first frame. Kawhi Leonard and Marcus Morris are off to a hot start, scoring seven points apiece without missing a single shot. Khem Birch's six points leads Toronto early on.
Tough cover.- LA Clippers (@LAClippers) May 11, 2021
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The Raptors will start Malachi Flynn, Gary Trent Jr., Stanley Johnson, Chris Boucher and Khem Birch.
Tonight's @Invisalign starting lineup. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/PKmgUjUmGr- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 11, 2021
The Clippers will start Patrick Beverley, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Marcus Morris and Ivica Zubac.
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