Don't get too high, don't get too low. That has been the Clippers' motto all season. So after the low of all lows, a 98-73 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Friday night at Air Canada Centre, Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin was asked if it still was easy to apply the team's principle. "No, it's never easy really, but it's important for us to do, especially on an eight-game road trip," Griffin said. "It's only two games down. We've got six more to go. We can't hang our head and let the way we feel or let our emotions from this game affect us going forward." A recurring theme in the Clippers locker room afterward was "energy," the players to a man saying they lacked it against a Toronto team that is only 17-30. The Clippers were down by as many as 31 points in the fourth, their largest deficit of the season. Their point total and field-goal percentage (34.7%) were season lows. They made 25 field goals, also a season low, in 72 attempts, and the 25-point margin was their biggest in a loss this season. Eric Bledsoe missed 10 of 14 shots and scored 10 points. Caron Butler missed nine of 12 from the field in scoring 12 points, Griffin missed seven of 11 in scoring 17 points, and Jamal Crawford missed 12 of 17 on his way to 14 points. That's how it went offensively for the Clippers, who had more turnovers (15) than assists (12). The assist total was a season low.
Clippers show how low they can go in blowout loss at Toronto
Los Angeles Times | Feb 2