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Raptors vs Clippers Gameday Thread: Dinos In LA Seeking Bounce-Back Win

The Raptors hope a visit to Hollywood can cure their struggles south of the border, as they look to defy odds and beat the 13-6 Clippers.

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

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December 9, 2012

TSN - 3:30 PM EST

My conversation with a taxi driver pretty well sums up my feelings about today's game.

After watching the Raptors get destroyed by a mediocre Jazz team, I was understandingly frustrated as I entered a cab to return home on Friday night.

I started venting about the Raptors struggles, and the taxi driver --who apparently was a Raptors fan-- replied by saying "At least the only way we can go from here, is up!"

My response? "Hah, NOT TRUE! We play the Clips on Sunday, you idiot!!!". Well, I didn't say that last part; but I thought it.

As you can see, I was frustrated. And I'm not the only one. The Raptors post game interviews showed just how frustrated the players are, as the team fell to a horrendous 4-16.

The Clippers, on the other hand, have won five in a row, and are loving life as LA's new top team. Blake Griffin is playing at an MVP level, Chris Paul is playing like Chris Paul, and their bench is proving to be the NBA's best.

No one is expecting the Raptors come out on top in this one, but as the Wizards reminded us with their victory over the Heat, anything can happen in the NBA.