Raptors Easily Handle the Clippers

Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points to lift the Toronto Raptors over the Los Angeles Clippers 121-103 on Sunday.

Serge Ibaka had 16 points, Pascal Siakam and C.J. Miles had 15 apiece, and Delon Wright chipped in with 14 points for the Raptors, who were missing Kyle Lowry with a sore lower back.

Lowry had missed six straight games with back soreness at the end of December, but had played every game since his return to the lineup on January 6.

The Raptors are 8-4 without their 32-year-old point guard, but didn't need him on Sunday against a weary NBA opponent.

The Clippers had played less than 24 hours earlier in Detroit, overcoming a 25-point deficit to beat the Pistons 111-101.