Where to watch: 7:00 pm, Sportsnet One
The Raptors look to avoid their second three-game losing streak of the season tonight as they host the Los Angeles Clippers, who will be playing the second half of a back-to-back after losing to the Cavaliers 105-94 last night.
Earlier this season, Toronto went into Staples Center and handed the Clippers a 110-98 defeat on their home court. In that game, Kyle Lowry led all scorers with 25 points. Jonas Valanciunas was also huge for Toronto, putting up 22 points and 11 rebounds in 34 minutes. On the other end, DeAndre Jordan grabbed 20 rebounds and the Clippers got 20-plus points scoring nights from Blake Griffin, Jamal Crawford and J.J. Redick.
The last time the Clippers visited the Air Canada Centre last season, Terrence Ross dropped 51 points:
Afterwards, Crawford told Ross, "Welcome to the 50-point club."
Ross was one of the lone bright spots in Wednesday's loss to the Brooklyn Nets, when he came off the bench to score 23 points in 29 minutes, including five three-pointers. One has to assume his return to the starting lineup is imminent.
Let's see what happens tonight.
James Johnson should be available tonight for raptors vs clippers. Same starters.— Eric Koreen (@ekoreen) February 6, 2015