Back-to-back day games? No problem. A trifecta of trap games? Easy as pie. The Clippers aren’t without their faults, but even as is, they’re a title contending team. If they can smooth out some of these blips during the regular season? It’ll be season, blouses. To Last Call!
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MVP: Eric Bledsoe. On his 23rd birthday, the backup point guard helped the Clippers blow the game out in the fourth quarter with an impressive all-around effort: 14 points, four rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks.
That was … chippy: From the opening tip, both teams were scrapping and not giving up anything easy near the rim. Matt Barnes and John Lucas III nearly came to blows and were ejected late in the game.
X factor: The Clippers’ bench. L.A. only held a four-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, but their second unit quickly changed that. Led by Bledsoe’s stellar defense and playmaking, the Clippers ran away from the Raptors.
– Jovan Buha, ClipperBlog