Jamal Crawford came off the bench and scored 37 points and recorded 11 assists, while Blake Griffin added 30 points and 5 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Clippers take down the Toronto Raptors, 126-118. The Clippers shot lights out, finishing 46-84 (54.8%) from the field, including 12-22 (54.5%) from beyond the arc. This is the eighth win for Los Angeles (31-15) in its last 10 games.
Crawford shot 12-23 from the field (5-11 on 3-point attempts) in a solid performance. Terrence Ross had a quality performance for Toronto in the loss, scoring 51 points on 16-29 shooting (10-17 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 9-10 from the free throw line. He also tallied 9 rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas contributed 17 points and 12 rebounds and Kyle Lowry finished with 11 points and 12 assists.
As the numbers predicted, the high-octane offense of Los Angeles (ranked fourth in the NBA in offensive efficiency) took advantage of the porous defense of Toronto (ranked 28th in defensive efficiency), putting up 1.36 points per possession. Along with their eFG% of 61.9%, the Clippers connected at a rate of 54.5% from 3-point range. On the season, they are undefeated (10-0) when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Raptors are 1-6 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
Coming up, the Clippers square off with the Milwaukee Bucks, who are 8-35 on the season. The Raptors match up against the Brooklyn Nets, currently sitting at 19-22 this year. The Raptors have a 1-1 record against Brooklyn this season.