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Clippers end Raptors' streak with 96-91 victory

LOS ANGELES (AP) With Blake Griffin, Patrick Beverley and Danilo Gallinari sidelined by injuries, playing hard has to be the Los Angeles Clippers' calling card.

Montrezl Harrell scored 17 points and the Clippers rallied over the final 3:21 to beat Toronto 96-91 on Monday night, snapping the Raptors' six-game winning streak.

''We scrapped, we played hard, we got the loose balls, we got the 50-50 game, we took charges, we created turnovers, got baskets,'' Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. ''That's who we have to be right now, and our guys have bought into it.''

DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 17 rebounds for the Clippers. Their backups outscored Toronto's reserves 50-17, led by Harrell and Lou Williams, who also had 17 points.

''Our second group tries to bring a lot of energy and play as hard as we can,'' Harrell said. ''We know we're going to make some mistakes, we know we have some younger guys who aren't accustomed to playing this amount of minutes. Everyone has that next man up mentality.''

Milos Teodosic scored 12 points in his return after missing 22 games with a left foot injury. His 3-pointer with 40 seconds left extended the Clippers' lead to 91-87.

Jordan fouled Kyle Lowry in the lane, and he made one of two free throws to make it 91-88.

Williams made two free throws before C.J. Miles hit a 3-pointer from the right corner that closed the Raptors to 93-91.

But the injury-plagued Clippers went 3 for 4 at the line to hang on for their second win in a row.

Harrell gave Los Angeles a scare when he went down near the baseline early in the fourth. Eventually, he got up and stayed in the game.

Jonas Valanciunas had 23 points and 15 rebounds for the Raptors, who led by 13 points in the first half. Serge Ibaka and DeMar DeRozan each scored 17 points.

''We were playing in mud. Psychologically, we were a step behind,'' Toronto coach Dwane Casey said. ''After we lost that lead, we couldn't get our traction back.''

The Raptors were up 81-74 early in the fourth on seven straight points, including consecutive baskets by Valanciunas.

Teodosic and Austin Rivers hit 3-pointers and Sam Dekker made a pair of free throws to pull the Clippers into an 82-all tie. They tied it again at 84-all on Dekker's baseline shovel pass to Jordan, who dunked.

''We kept a high-scoring team under 100 points. That's pretty good, man,'' Austin Rivers said. ''This is the biggest win for us. We kept playing and fighting.''

Harrell ran off the Clippers' first nine points of the second quarter, cutting their deficit from 13 points to four. He scored 13 in the period, and the Clippers trailed 53-51 at halftime.

PASSING DJ

Jordan had four assists. ''He's going to be out there trying to throw all kinds of passes,'' Austin Rivers joked about Jordan.

TIP-INS

Raptors: Fell to 2-1 in the second game of a back-to-back.

Clippers: Gallinari has a strained glute, similar to the injury that sidelined him for 13 games recently. He took a hard fall in the fourth quarter against Washington last weekend, when he scored a season-high 25 points, and is expected to be out a few games.

UP NEXT

Raptors: Visit Phoenix on Wednesday in the conclusion of their four-game trip.

Clippers: Open a four-game trip in Orlando on Wednesday.

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Key Players
D. DeRozan
10 SG
L. Williams
23 SG
30.3 Min. Per Game 30.3
19.7 Pts. Per Game 19.7
4.7 Ast. Per Game 4.7
2.6 Reb. Per Game 2.6
47.7 Field Goal % 44.9
48.0 Three Point % 45.3
80.8 Free Throw % 89.6
  Out of bounds turnover on C.J. Miles 0:02
+ 1 C.J. Williams made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:03
+ 1 C.J. Williams made 1st of 2 free throws 0:03
  Personal foul on Fred VanVleet 0:03
  Offensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan 0:03
  Sam Dekker missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:07
+ 1 Sam Dekker made 1st of 2 free throws 0:07
  Personal foul on OG Anunoby 0:07
+ 3 C.J. Miles made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by DeMar DeRozan 0:09
+ 1 Lou Williams made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:17
+ 1 Lou Williams made 1st of 2 free throws 0:17
Team Stats
Points 91 96
Field Goals 32-80 (40.0%) 34-91 (37.4%)
3-Pointers 7-29 (24.1%) 8-36 (22.2%)
Free Throws 20-26 (76.9%) 20-24 (83.3%)
Total Rebounds 53 62
Offensive 3 14
Defensive 39 43
Team 11 5
Assists 18 18
Steals 9 6
Blocks 6 7
Turnovers 13 13
Fouls 22 20
Technicals 0 0
17 PTS, 5 REB, 8 AST
14 PTS, 17 REB, 4 AST
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away team logo Raptors 17-8 3023211791
home team logo Clippers 10-15 1932192696
Team Stats
away team logo Raptors 17-8 107.3 PPG 40.1 RPG 21.8 APG
home team logo Clippers 10-15 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
J. Valanciunas C 12.7 PPG 8.6 RPG 1.1 APG 56.8 FG%
L. Williams SG 22.6 PPG 2.5 RPG 5.3 APG 43.5 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Valanciunas C 23 PTS 15 REB 0 AST
L. Williams SG 17 PTS 5 REB 5 AST
40.0 FG% 37.4
24.1 3PT FG% 22.2
76.9 FT% 83.3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Valanciunas 27 23 15 0 0 0 0 3 8/10 1/1 6/6 1 14 38 +3
S. Ibaka 32 17 6 1 0 3 1 2 7/17 2/7 1/2 0 6 27 -1
D. DeRozan 36 17 5 8 2 0 2 2 5/13 0/0 7/10 0 5 38 0
K. Lowry 35 14 3 5 1 0 5 1 4/13 0/8 6/8 0 3 23 0
O. Anunoby 26 3 2 0 1 0 1 3 1/4 1/2 0/0 1 1 5 +8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Valanciunas 27 23 15 0 0 0 0 3 8/10 1/1 6/6 1 14 38 +3
S. Ibaka 32 17 6 1 0 3 1 2 7/17 2/7 1/2 0 6 27 -1
D. DeRozan 36 17 5 8 2 0 2 2 5/13 0/0 7/10 0 5 38 0
K. Lowry 35 14 3 5 1 0 5 1 4/13 0/8 6/8 0 3 23 0
O. Anunoby 26 3 2 0 1 0 1 3 1/4 1/2 0/0 1 1 5 +8
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
C. Miles 18 13 1 1 1 0 2 1 5/9 3/4 0/0 0 1 15 -5
N. Powell 11 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 1/6 0/3 0/0 0 2 6 -15
F. VanVleet 23 2 3 0 1 1 0 2 1/6 0/3 0/0 0 3 7 -7
L. Brown 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 1 -2
J. Poeltl 12 0 3 0 0 2 1 5 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 2 4 -9
P. Siakam 13 0 2 2 1 0 0 3 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 2 7 +3
L. Nogueira - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Wright - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Caboclo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Miller - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. McKinnie - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 91 42 18 9 6 13 22 32/80 7/29 20/26 3 39 171 -25
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
A. Rivers 32 15 1 3 1 0 2 1 6/14 3/8 0/2 0 1 21 +5
D. Jordan 32 14 17 4 1 2 2 4 6/9 0/0 2/2 6 11 40 +2
M. Teodosic 20 12 7 0 0 0 1 3 4/12 2/9 2/2 1 6 18 +6
W. Johnson 19 5 5 0 0 0 1 2 1/7 0/4 3/4 1 4 9 -10
J. Wilson 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0/3 0/3 0/0 0 2 2 -6
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
A. Rivers 32 15 1 3 1 0 2 1 6/14 3/8 0/2 0 1 21 +5
D. Jordan 32 14 17 4 1 2 2 4 6/9 0/0 2/2 6 11 40 +2
M. Teodosic 20 12 7 0 0 0 1 3 4/12 2/9 2/2 1 6 18 +6
W. Johnson 19 5 5 0 0 0 1 2 1/7 0/4 3/4 1 4 9 -10
J. Wilson 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0/3 0/3 0/0 0 2 2 -6
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Harrell 15 17 4 0 0 2 1 0 6/9 0/0 5/5 2 2 22 +3
L. Williams 35 17 5 5 1 0 2 3 6/18 3/8 2/2 1 4 31 +11
S. Dekker 27 12 5 1 1 0 0 3 4/11 0/3 4/5 1 4 20 +12
C. Williams 9 2 1 1 2 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 2/2 1 0 7 -1
J. Evans 14 2 2 1 0 1 3 0 1/4 0/1 0/0 0 2 4 +2
S. Thornwell 22 0 8 3 0 2 1 2 0/3 0/0 0/0 1 7 15 +1
D. Gallinari - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Reed - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Beverley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Griffin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 96 57 18 6 7 13 20 34/91 8/36 20/24 14 43 189 +25