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.