From NBA.com: Despite a monster performance from Blake Griffin, the Los Angeles Clippers dropped their first test of a challenging stretch and ended their home win streak at seven games.
The Clippers will try to get back on track Friday night when they host the Atlantic Division-leading Toronto Raptors in the second of a five-game homestand that features a handful of the NBA’s elite.
Griffin scored a season-high 43 points and pulled down 16 rebounds Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough in a 116-112 loss to Miami. The Heat, who lead the Southeast, were the first of several top teams that will visit during a homestand bridging the All-Star break.
Raptors:Kyle Lowry (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Terrence Ross (F), Amir Johnson (F), Jonas Valanciunas (C)
Kings: Darren Collison (G), Jamal Crawford (G), Matt Barnes (F), Blake Griffin (F), DeAndre Jordan (C)
Raptors: Landry Fields – Right wrist surgery (out),
Clippers: Chris Paul – Grade 3 AC joint separation right shoulder (out), J.J. Redick – Sore right hip (day-to-day)
By The Numbers: Raptors @ Clippers
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Last Time They Met: Clippers 126, Raptors 118 – Jan. 25, 2013