NBA Daily: Leonard Powers Clippers to Beat Former Team Raptors 112-92
By Reylan Loberternos
Fri, 13 Dec 2019
Boracay Island, Philippines – In his first game back in Toronto since receiving his second Finals MVP plum last season, Kawhi Leonard delivered 23 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 steals for his new team the LA Clippers to beat his former team and defending champions Toronto Raptors 112-92 on Wednesday night (Thursday morning, Philippine time) at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada.
Paul George shot an atrocious 3-for-14 from the field, including 2-for-12 from beyond the arc, to finish with 13 markers. Good thing for Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, five of his wards, apart from Leonard and George, each contributed double-digit scoring.
Lou Williams was his usual explosive self, scoring 18 points to go along with 6 boards and 8 dimes off the bench for the Clippers, who improved to 19 wins and 7 losses, good for 2nd place on the Western Conference team standings.
Paskal Siakam led Toronto with 24 points. Norman Powell and OG Anunoby added 22 and 13, respectively for the Raptors, who dropped to a 16-8 win-loss card. They now sit at 5th place on the Eastern Conference team standings.
Up next for the Raptors are the Brooklyn Nets at Toronto on Saturday night (Sunday morning, Philippine time).
Meanwhile, the Clippers will travel to Minnesota to face the Timberwolves on Friday night (Saturday morning, Philippine time).
How they scored:
Clippers 112 – Leonard 23, Williams 18, Harkless 14, George 13, Beverly 11, Patterson 11, Harrell 10, Zubac 7, Kabengele 3, Robinson 2
Raptors 92 – Siakam 24, Powell 22, Anunoby 13, Davis 10, Gasol 9, Lowry 6, Boucher 5, Hollis-Jefferson 3
AROUND THE LEAGUE:
(Road Team – Home Team)
LAL 96 – 87 ORL
HOU 116 – 110 CLE
BOS 117 – 122 IND
CHA 113 – 108 BKN
UTAH 127 – 116 MIN
ATL 102 – 136 CHI
MEM 115 – 108 PHX
NOP 112 – 127 MIL
OKC 93 – 94 SAC
NYK 124 – 122 GSW (OT)
GAMES TODAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019 CT
PHI @ BOS 9:00 AM CT
CLE @ SAS 9:30 AM CT
DAL @ DET 10:30 AM CT
POR VS DEN @ MEXICO CITY 11:30 AM CT
P.S. Shoutout to Angelie Albutra, who is celebrating her birthday today. Cheers to more years of prosperity and good health!
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