Lowry, Valanciunas lead Raptors to 110-98 win over Clippers

Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry, right, goes up for a basket as Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

LOS ANGELES – Kyle Lowry scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors‘ reserves came up big in the fourth quarter of a 110-98 victory over the Clippers on Saturday, ending Los Angeles’ eight-game home winning streak.

Jonas Valanciunas had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the defending Atlantic Division champion Raptors, who entered the day with a one-game lead over Atlanta for the best record in the Eastern Conference. DeMar DeRozan missed his 14th straight game because of a torn muscle in his left groin, and Landry Fields was sidelined for the third game in a row with a concussion.

Lowry made 9 of 17 shots, after averaging 9.3 points and 27.5 per cent from the field over his previous four games against the Clippers.

Terrence Ross scored 11 for Toronto.