The Los Angeles Clippers capped their preseason training camp with a 98-84 win over the Toronto Raptors, avenging Sunday’s loss before a crowd of about 7,500 tonight at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Game 2 of the Clippers Hawaii Classic went decisively to the event’s namesake team. All-Stars Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan led the way in the first three quarters before giving way to the reserves.
There were few to none of the logistical problems present during the first game between the teams Sunday, when thousands of fans were delayed entry to the arena due to a security bottleneck at the main entrance point.
The Clippers led 62-49 at halftime and boosted their lead to 88-60 going into the fourth. The Raptors’ reserves cut it to 12 down the stretch before the Clippers ended an 18-2 run.
Raptors All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry sat out the game after leading his team with 17 points on Sunday. Guard Norman Powell, who scored 16 in the first matchup, sat with an ankle injury. All-Star DeMar DeRozan paced the Raptors for the first three quarters.
The teams continue their preseasons on the mainland before opening the NBA regular season Oct. 19.