Doc Rivers is perturbed about a call made during Sunday’s 91-80 loss to the Toronto Raptors/Staff photo by Steve McCrank
The Clippers are going nowhere fast. They know it, They at times look like a terrific team. At other times, they play poorly – plain and simple. It’s head-scratching to Chris Paul, who scored 13 points on 5 of 13 shooting during Sunday’s 91-80 loss to the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center. The Raptors led by 29 points (63-34) at halftime before the Clippers cut their deficit to six (73-67) with 7:30 to play, eventually running out of gas.
“It is tough because I know we are a lot better than we are showing,” said Paul, whose team is now 6-7 and has lost three in a row and 7 of 9 after starting the season 4-0. “We have to get more consistent. We put together these great 10 minute stretches, 16-, 18-minute stretches and we have not been able to put together a full game – 48 minutes. In order to be a good team in this league, you have to be able to do that.”
Paul doled out 11 assists in the loss.
Disturbing Numbers Dept.: The Clippers had 19 turnovers, with Blake Griffin making six of them in 29 minutes.
The Clippers next play Tuesday at Denver.