The Clippers ended the three-match skid, beating the Raptors 105–100


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LA Clippers guard Paul George drives the basket defended by Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVelt during the third quarter at Staples Center. On 4 May 2021, the Clippers defeated the Raptors 105–100.

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Paul George and Marcus Morris each scored 22 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied Tuesday night for a 105–100 win over the Toronto Raptors to snap a three-game skid.

Reggie Jackson added 18 points and Kavi Leonard helped 13 to avoid their first four game loss of the season.

George and Jackson hit 3-pointers in the final two minutes, a 99-all tie and kept the Snipers under control.

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Fred Vanvelt had 27 points and 13 assists to lead Toronto in their comeback after missing out with a buttock in eight games. Pascal Siam added 24 points and Khem Birch added 13 points and eight rebounds.

Los Angeles led 88–84 early in the fourth when the Raptors ran 10 in a row to go 94–88. Burns Harris and Vanvelt sandwiched 3-pointers around the basket by Burch.

The teams traded, with Jackson’s jumper hitting the 99-all. George’s 3-pointer put the Clippers in front for good after dropping down six points in the fourth.

The Clippers tied it in the third when they outscored the Raptors 34-28. Morris and Leonard scored 11 straight points before back-to-back 3-pointers made 71-all. But Harris made a 3-pointer that tied it at 82 — all going into the fourth.

TIP-INS

Rappers: Kyle Lowery (lower back stiffness) sat out two days after scoring a season-high 37 points against the Lakers. … Also OG Anunoby (calf strain) and Chris Boucher (sprained left knee).

Clippers: Serge Ibka has been out with lower back stiffness since March 15, but is back on the practice court. … Amir Coffey was out due to health and safety protocols.

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Raptors: Washington in the three-game home stand opener.

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Clippers: Host the Lakers in a possible playoff preview on Thursday.

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