Devin Harris

Los Angeles Clippers like veteran Raymond Felton as point guard Chris Paul's backup

Los Angeles Clippers like veteran Raymond Felton as point guard Chris Paul's backup

The Clippers’ 20-point lead was rapidly evaporating late in the fourth quarter Wednesday in an exhibition against the Toronto Raptors when Coach Doc Rivers called a timeout to keep the game from slipping away.

Rivers smiled when he drew up a play before sending his team back onto the court, perhaps sensing that with the ball in point guard Raymond Felton’s hands that the result would be favorable to the Clippers.

And it was, because Felton displayed a cool veteran’s presence in a tense moment and calmly scored the game-sealing basket. It was an example of why the Clippers so badly wanted to sign the free agent to be ...

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