Griffin's 36 lead Clippers past Raptors 118-105

  • Article by: JOE RESNICK
  • Associated Press
  • February 8, 2014 - 12:25 AM

LOS ANGELES — Blake Griffin scored 19 of his 36 points in the first quarter and Jamal Crawford added 21, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 118-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors in a matchup of division leaders Friday night.

DeAndre Jordan had 18 points and 13 rebounds for the defending Pacific Division champions, who are 12-6 since Chris Paul separated his right shoulder on Jan. 3. Jordan attempted 22 free throws and converted a career-high 10 after entering the game averaging 43.4 percent from the foul line.

The Clippers were coming off a 116-112 loss to the NBA champion Miami Heat on Wednesday and haven't dropped back-to-back home games in the regular season since Nov. 3-5, 2012, against Golden State and Cleveland.

DeMar DeRozan had 36 points and eight assists for the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors, who concluded their road trip 2-3.

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