CLIPPERS SUMMER LEAGUE: GAME 5 RECAP
The Toronto Raptors hung on to a 64-60 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in what was the final contest for both teams at the Samsung NBA Summer League 2014 at UNLV's Cox Pavilion. The Raptors finish their summer schedule with a 2-3 record, while the Clippers fall to 1-4 in this year's desert classic. DeAndre Daniels scored a game-high 15 points for the Raptors while Bruno Caboclo and Chris Daniels each chipped in with 10.
Lorenzo Brown had the hot hand for Los Angeles in the first quarter, scoring nine of the Clippers' 18 first-quarter points, connecting on three-of-five from the floor to give his team an 18-12 advantage at the end of one. It was the lone bright spot for the team, though, as they fell behind in the second quarter never to come back.
The Raptors held Los Angeles to only nine points in the second quarter, taking advantage of the team's slump to take an 11-point lead, 36-27, into the halftime locker room. Toronto first regained the lead with 5:38 to play in the half as the team embarked on what would become a 16-0 run to bring the score to 30-23 before Los Angeles finally broke the streak. Daniels scored six of the Raptor's 16-point run, sinking back-to-back jumpers and taking a trip to the line during the stretch.
Los Angeles found some of its mojo in the third quarter, cutting Toronto's lead to as few as three points, 45-42, with under a minute to play. The Raptors didn't let it get any closer, though, as the team extended its lead back to eight, 52-44, to end the period. All told, The Clippers outscored Toronto 17-16 in the third.
Lorenzo Brown finished with 13 points in defeat for Los Angeles while DeAndre Liggins added 11.