Los Angeles (USA), May 4 (EFE) .- Forward Paul George and power forward Marcus Morris Sr. each scored 22 points and led the Los Angeles Clippers’ winning attack that prevailed 105-100 to the Toronto Raptors and remain in third place in the Western Conference.
George, who also grabbed nine rebounds and delivered four assists, finished as the most complete player on the Clippers (44-22), who have a half-game lead over the Denver Nuggets, who rested, and are fourth in the standings.
Forward Kawhi Leonard, in a new confrontation against his former team that he led to the league title, did not shine with the Clippers, but did his job by scoring 13 points, five assists, also grabbed three rebounds and lost three balls.
Guard Fred VanVleet finished with a double-double of 27 points and 13 assists that left him as the leader of the Raptors, but did not prevent the defeat that takes them away from the entry tournament to the playoffs in the Eastern Conference.
While the Cameroonian power forward Pascal Siakam finished as the second highest scorer for the Toronto team with 24 points, seven rebounds, two assists and three ball recoveries.
The Raptors, with a 27-39 record, occupy eleventh place in the Eastern Conference and are three and a half games behind the Washington Wizards (30-35), tenth-placed and last with the right to play the entry tournament of the playoffs when Toronto’s team is six games short of the regular season and seven to the nation’s capital.
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