TORONTO — The Clippers took it on the chin from Toronto's
But the Clippers never went down during Ross' historic night for the
"When you can absorb a 50-[point game] and win a game, it says a lot about your team," Clippers Coach
And Ross was making shots. He was 16 for 29 from the field, including 10 for 17 from three-point range and nine for 10 from the free-throw line.
His 51 points tied a Raptors franchise-record for most points in a single game, along with
"You don't think about it once you try winning the game and you do whatever," said Ross, who also had nine rebounds. "You don't really realize what you are doing until it's all over."
The Clippers had Crawford, who had 37 points and a season-high-tying 11 assists, and Redick, who had 18 points despite back spasms that forced him to the locker room after the first quarter, to deliver for them.
Redick had 10 points in the fourth quarter, making all four of his shots. Crawford had seven in the fourth.
But the game didn't turn for the Clippers until Rivers called a timeout with 6:33 left and his team trailing by one point.
The Clippers scored on five consecutive possessions, starting with a Redick three-pointer.
"That was a big play out of the timeout," Rivers said. "We got the three for J.J. and that got us the lead back. Really, I called the timeout because I just thought we were losing our composure a little bit. We were getting upset at the guy scoring."
Earlier, Crawford showed his uncanny another to turn four-point plays as few in the NBA can.
This time, Crawford drilled a three-pointer from the corner while being fouled by
Crawford made the free throw for another four-point play, the 41st of his career, 39th in the regular season.
It was a part of Crawford's 26-point first half on eight-for-15 shooting, four-for-seven on three-pointers. Crawford also had six assists and three rebounds in the first half.
"You get it going, your teammates do a good job of setting you up, setting screens, giving you the ball in the right position," Crawford said. "Coach draws up some great plays. I've got to take advantage too."