The NBA regular season continued with the Clippers playing against the Raptors at home. In this game, Boda8 both sides are in need of victory to secure a place in the play-offs. At the Clippers’ key rotation, Norman Powell is absent due to injury.
The score of the four quarters (the Raptors first): 25-17, 24-32, 25-34, 26-25
BK8 Clippers player data: Leonard 24 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists, George 23 points and 4 assists, Westbrook 7 points and 7 assists, Zubac 17 points and 8 rebounds, Morris Jr. 4 points, Eric Gordon 9 points, Plumlee had 8 points and 5 rebounds, Mann had 14 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
Raptors player data: Siakam 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists, Van Fleet 13 points and 9 assists, Poeltl 8 points and 11 rebounds, Anunoby 18 points and 3 rebounds, Scotty Barnes 20 Points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists
At the beginning of the game, Scottie Barnes opened the scoring with a throw, and Leonard responded with a breakthrough dunk. The Raptors took the lead in the opening game and led the Clippers 11-4 before the first timeout. Back from the timeout, the Clippers were still significantly behind. Van Vleet made two free throws in 35.5 seconds, and the point difference between the two teams had reached double digits. With Plumlee’s last attack and dunk, the Clippers ended the first quarter with a 17-25 trail.
During the second quarter, the Clippers launched a counterattack. Eric Gordon hit a three-pointer at 10 minutes and 44 seconds, reducing the point difference to only 1 point. After that, the scores of the two teams rose steadily. Whenever the Raptors scored a goal, Leonard could also respond with a score. At 3 minutes and 06 seconds, Westbrook assisted George to hit a three-pointer to tie the score. At 22.9 seconds, Leonard made a fast break three-pointer to tie the score again, and Zubac got a fast break opportunity at the last moment, but the dunk timeout was not counted, and the two teams entered the second half with a 49 tie 22Bet.
After changing sides and fighting again, the Clippers began to play with an advantage. Westbrook organized the score and grabbed it. Westbrook assisted George to hit a three-pointer at 5 minutes and 46 seconds. At this time, the Clippers had already led their opponents by 8 points. When the Clippers entered the rotation stage, the substitutes played brilliantly. Eric Gordon and Mann scored consecutively to establish an advantage, but the Raptors fell into a scoring drought and fell behind the Clippers 74-83 into the fourth quarter.
As the fourth quarter started, the Clippers’ second team continued to suppress the Raptors, Batum and Plumlee helped the Clippers stabilize the situation. With the return of the main force, the two sides entered the decisive stage. Mann and Leonard scored consecutively, extending the lead to double digits, but the Clippers still played steadily. At 2 minutes and 52 seconds, Scottie Barnes made a tip-up. The Raptors then directly called a timeout, and at this time the Clippers still led their opponents by 10 points. After the timeout, the Raptors grabbed offensive rebounds and scored consecutively, helping the team narrow the point difference. At 42.8 seconds, George assisted Zubac to complete an alley-oop dunk to stop the bleeding, and then Barnes missed a layup. The Clippers finally defeated the Raptors 108-100.