NBA Game Summary - Toronto at LA Clippers
(Tuesday, December 18th)
Final Score: Toronto 80, LA Clippers 77
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Chris Bosh grabbed nine rebounds -- and in the process became Toronto's all-time leading rebounder -- to go along with 24 points, as Toronto began its season-long seven-game road trip with an 80-77 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center.
"We feel pretty fortunate to get the win. Our defense kept us in it," said Bosh.
Jamario Moon tied a career high with 16 points to go along with five boards and Jose Calderon added 12 points, six rebounds and a game-best nine assists for Toronto, winners in five of six overall.
Corey Maggette scored a team-high 22 points and Richie Frahm added 13 for the Clippers, losers in two straight and six in a row at home. Chris Kaman notched a double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds, leading to Los Angeles' 50-43 edge on the boards.
"We played good defense, unfortunately our shooting was a problem," said Kaman.
After the Clippers had control 49-41 at the half, Toronto flipped momentum with a huge edge in the third.
Los Angeles tallied just one field goal over the final 6:30 of the third stanza as Toronto turned a 56-51 deficit into a 65-60 edge with a 14-4 spurt.
Bosh and Moon started the stretch with easy layups and Carlos Delfino ended the scoring with a three-pointer with 56 ticks on the clock.
The Clippers turned to Frahm for some instant offense in the late stages of the contest. Trailing 77-70, Frahm buried a trey with 1:25 to play and cut the deficit to two points on a jump shot with 26 seconds to go.
Calderon iced the contest on a driving layup as the shot clock ticked down with nine seconds to play.
Toronto has won three in a row in the series...The Raptors improved to 7-5 on the road, while Los Angeles fell to 4-8 at home...The Clippers made 12-of-14 from the charity stripe, but shot just 39 percent from the floor...Toronto made just 37.5 percent, but did attempt 26 foul shots with 17 made attempts...The Raptors turned the ball over just six times to 17 for the Clippers...The game featured six ties and seven lead changes.
12/19 01:33:07 ET