Paul George and Marcus Morris Sr. each scored 22 points and led the Los Angeles Clippers’ winning attack that beat the Toronto Raptors 105-100 and remain in third place of the Western Conference.
George, who also grabbed 9 rebounds and provided 4 assists, finished as the most complete player on the Clippers (44-22), who have a half-game advantage over the Denver Nuggets, who rested, and are fourth in the standings.
The eaves Kawhi leonard, in a new confrontation against his former team that he guided to the league title, he did not shine with the Clippers, but did a minimum job by getting 13 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists.
The escort 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 top scorer for the Toronto team by getting 24 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 ball recoveries.
The Raptors, with a 27-39 record, occupy the eleventh position in the Eastern Conference and are three and a half games behind the Washington Wizards (30-35), tenth classified and last with the right to play the entry tournament of the playoffs when the Toronto team is six games short of the regular season.
Serge Ibaka was present at the meeting before his former team with one of his viral ‘outfits’ and the Clippers coach confirmed that there is still no return date for the Spanish-Congolese interior. The player has been out for almost two months.
The good news for LA is that last night returned to play Patrick Beverley, who returned with 8 points and 3 assists in 15 minutes of play after having missed the last month of competition due to a fracture in the metacarpal of his left hand.