1) The schedule continues to catch up with the Clippers. They had played two games and taken a cross-country flight from Atlanta while Toronto had basked in the glory of four consecutive days off, and it showed in the second half as the Raptors pulled away. "Any time you're playing a team that's coming off four days rest," Clippers forward Blake Griffin said, "that second half is going to be the toughest challenge and they came out and they looked like they were fresh in the second half and I didn't think we responded well." The Raptors put the game away with a 13-2 run to start the fourth quarter, much of the surge coming against the Clippers reserves.
2) The first and second units are still out of sync. One game the starters will get off to a bad start and the bench will get the Clippers back in the game. The next the starters will build a big lead and the reserves will give it all away. Both units have not played well in the same game except for a handful of times this season, and that was the case again against the Raptors. Jamal Crawford scored 20 points off the bench but the seven other reserves who played combined for only 13 points. That's not going to get it done against top-tier teams like the Raptors.
4) The Clippers might as well see what they have in