LEAFS 4, CANUCKS 1 QUOTES: “(Frederik Andersen has) been great for us. Ideally, we probably don’t want to see him make five breakaway saves in one game but that’s just a credit to him. He was just dialed in, huge saves tonight for us to keep that lead for us and then a couple big goals by Johnny (Tavares). –AUSTON MATTHEWS

HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE

On what Andersen brings when he is as strong as he was in tonight’s game:

It just gives our team confidence. We know if we make a mistake he’s going to be there. Obviously, we don’t want to have to rely on him like we did on the breakaways. It’s great that he was up to the challenge for us, of course, those are game-changing saves that you need. I thought, save for those breakaways, that we did a good job of protecting him. Anytime that they were threatening the net, I thought it was happening from the perimeter. We feel pretty strongly that when teams are going to threaten from the perimeter, Freddie is going to handle those quite easily. That’s seemingly the case here of late, so that’s really good for us, but then he made game-changing saves when we needed them.

On if the team is doing a better job of generating offence from the middle of the ice:

Yeah, I think so. This is a game we’re going to have to watch back on video and really look a little closer at everything that happened. A lot of stuff happened pretty quickly out there. That’s the fastest game that I’ve been a part of in the League in terms of the speed and the competitiveness overall in the game, start to finish. So, it’s going to take us a little time to really process everything that happened, but I felt when we got there we were able to make good on the chances and that’s a good sign.

On what led to the breakaways against:

Well, I thought the breakaways, the ones that I’m thinking, come off of turnovers and off of entries where we force the play a little bit to the middle of the ice and then it’s a turnover and a quick transition. That’s part of their strategy today is to just catch us in those transition situations and get us going or get themselves going quickly the other way. We fed into that a little bit and, obviously, don’t like that. But we survive it and get through it and these are very teachable moments for our us so that’s very positive. What I really liked about our team was just how we competed from start to finish through the game. There were mistakes, for sure, but the guys competed really hard today. And then, probably the biggest thing that I’ll take away from it, is just how we composed ourselves late in the third period there enough in the offensive zone to settle the game down, make a play and then virtually end the game with that goal.

On balancing the desire to play Andersen to keep him in a groove with managing his workload:

Yeah, that’s part of it, but the schedule has been favourable for us here in that regard. We’ll look tomorrow just for our whole team – we’re going to give our whole team a day away from the rink tomorrow and regroup after this effort here today knowing that we’ve got two tough games remaining on the trip and we’re getting to that point now where the trip starts to be a bit of a grind on you. So, we’re going to take a day away from the rink tomorrow and use it as a chance to regroup and we’ll make our decision with what we’re going to do for the goaltending.

FREDERIK ANDERSEN (38 SAVES)

On successfully facing numerous breakaways tonight:

Just tried to read off of what they were showing and react.

On if it was a night where he was just seeing the puck well:

Yeah, I think especially on a couple tips in the second. I’ve seen them do that a lot when the Sedins were here, so I don’t know if they’re trying to do that because of them still but definitely had seen that before up here. I was just trying to follow the puck and react, make sure I was in the best position as possible when they did shoot it from up top and remain square on those shots.

JUSTIN HOLL (2 ASSISTS)

On his assist that led to the game’s first goal:

It was a really nice play by [Dermott] to get it started, he was able to carry the puck in with possession and found [Kerfoot] in the corner who found me up top. I was just trying to get a shot through, and the skill players got the goal done. It was good.

On if they tire of seeing Andersen’s performances:

It’s not old, we love to see it, but at the same time we don’t want to give up five breakaways in the third period or whatever we did. That’s kind of embarrassing for us. It’s something we need to clean up but it’s obviously comforting to have him back there.

On what led to Vancouver’s breakaway opportunities:

I’d have to watch them again; I can’t really recall exactly what happened on them. It’s not great.

AUSTON MATTHEWS (1 GOAL)

On the atmosphere in Vancouver tonight and the play of Frederik Andersen:

It was great, atmosphere was great. Obviously, Freddie make some unbelievable saves. We gave up way too many breakaways but, like you said, scoring that first goal gave us a little bit of momentum especially at the end of the period, which gave us momentum heading into the rest of the game.

More on Frederik Andersen:

He’s been great for us. Ideally, we probably don’t want to see him make five breakaway saves in one game but that’s just a credit to him. He was just dialed in, huge saves tonight for us to keep that lead for us and then a couple big goals by Johnny [Tavares].

On Justin Holl’s play:

He’s been great. I think his role has been expanded and he has a little bit more freedom to utilize his skillset. He’s a guy that can obviously skate really well for his size, he’s got a good shot, he sees the ice really well. For how big he is, he can jump into the play and catch other teams on their heels. He’s been really good for us and obviously been a pretty big key on that back end.

MORGAN RIELLY (23:22 TOI)

On what stood out in tonight’s win:

I thought we really competed. I think if you look back at the game there was a lot of speed and I think there were little things that we did in terms of our work ethic that we can be proud of and we want to carry that over.

On if the team is getting more comfortable in their own end:

Yeah, I think so. I think that’s to be expected. When you get a new coach and try to implement a new system, it takes time. Whether that’s D-zone, O-zone, power play, or penalty kill. It takes time to get used to it and obviously the D-zone is a crucial part of the game and it’s starting to come a little bit but, like anything, you’ve just got to stick with it, keep working, pay attention during meetings and making sure the group is grasping it and I think we’re getting there.

JOHN TAVARES (2 GOALS, 1 ASSIST)

On what the team has done well with two wins in a row:

I think at times tonight, especially in the third, we’re trying obviously to be aggressive and be on our toes, but we’ve just got to be a little smarter making some plays to the middle. They’ve got some skilled, quick forwards that were able to get in behind us. Freddie [Andersen] made some big saves and then I think we’re getting more and more comfortable in our own zone just defending when teams seem to gain some momentum. I think we’re still getting a little comfortable once we do get the puck just getting to our outs and exiting. Once that gets a little bit cleaner, I think we’ll only continue to get better from here. Just doing a good job of digging in and defending well when we have to and we’re building confidence in our game and getting a better feel for the way we need to play.

On playing with Matthews after a penalty kill:

Well, I think every shift you try to make an impact but when you’re out there with a guy like [Matthews], you know how dynamic and how dangerous he is. We want to go out there and be productive for the team and make plays when they’re there and obviously, when you get it, you know he’s good at finding open ice and so good at getting his shot off, so just trying to be aware of where he is.

MAPLE LEAFS 4, CANUCKS 1 POSTGAME NOTES: John Tavares had two goals and an assist, his eighth multi-point performance of the season in 25 games played. His two goals tonight mark his 50th career multi-goal game. In 15 career games against the Canucks, Tavares has 19 points (9 goals, 10 assists).

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (15-13-4 – 34 Points) vs.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (15-11-4 – 34 Points)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2019

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GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Auston Matthews opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 1:45 of the second period. Matthews has goals (3) in two consecutive games. He has 15 points (9 goals, 6 assists) in 12 games against Western Conference opposition and six points (5 goals, 1 assist) in six games against Pacific Division teams. Matthews has seven points (4-3-7) in seven career games against the Canucks.
  • John Tavares registered the primary assist on Matthews’ second period goal and later scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 19:40 of the second period before notching the third Maple Leafs goal of the night at 14:58 of the third. Tonight’s game is Tavares’ second multi-goal and eighth multi-point performance of the season in 25 games played. His two goals tonight mark his 50th career multi-goal game. In 15 career games against the Canucks, Tavares has 19 points (9 goals, 10 assists).
  • Zach Hyman scored the fourth Toronto goal of the game into an empty net at 18:16 of the third period. Hyman has goals (4) in three consecutive games. He has scored five goals in 10 games on the road this season. All six of his goals have come against Western Conference opponents.
  • Justin Holl collected the secondary assist on Matthews’ second period goal and later registered the primary assist on Tavares’ third period goal. Tonight’s game establishes new single-game career-highs for Holl in assists and points with first career multi-assist and multi-point game. He has registered seven (1-6-7) of his 10 points this season on the road.
  • Cody Ceci recorded the primary assist on Tavares’ second period goal. Ceci has two assists over his last three games. His assist in tonight’s game is his first assist recorded on the road this season.
  • Mitch Marner had the secondary assist on Tavares’ second period goal and later had the secondary assist on Tavares’ third period goal. Marner has assists (4) in two consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his fifth multi-assist and sixth multi-point performance of the season in 21 games played. He has nine points (3-6-9) in eight games on the road this season. In eight games against Western Conference opposition, Marner has registered 10 points (1-9-10).
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 38 shots to earn his 15th win of the season.

SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO8 (7)10 (10)8 (7)26 (24)
VANCOUVER11 (9)12 (12)16 (15)39 (36)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO18 (14)22 (22)15 (10)55 (46)
VANCOUVER19 (16)17 (17)26 (24)62 (57)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road8-9-0 (17 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Vancouver60-62-22-3 (147 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Vancouver on the Road:26-37-11-2 (76 Games)
Record vs. Western Conference8-4-0 (12 Games)
Record vs. Pacific Division5-1-0 (6 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots5 (Tavares)
Shot Attempts10 (Tavares)
Faceoff Wins12 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Spezza – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits3 (Rielly)
Blocked Shots(Matthews)
Takeaways(Five players tied)
TOI24:25 (Barrie)
Power Play TOI2:45 (Barrie, Matthews, Nylander)
Shorthanded TOI1:26 (Ceci, Hyman, Muzzin)
Shifts27 (Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage61.1% (Dermott – 11 for, 7 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first8-2-1
Tied after 16-4-2
Lead after 211-0-2
Do not score a power play goal6-9-2
Do not allow a power play goal10-4-0
Outshot by opponent7-9-3
Tuesday3-3-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play tonight.
  • Toronto won 62 percent (16 won, 10 lost) of their defensive zone faceoffs.
  • Kasperi Kapanen and Alex Kerfoot were the lone Toronto skaters to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • Alex Kerfoot won 71 percent (5 won, 2 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs.
  • Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 22 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5 tonight. Rielly finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 48.9 percent (22 for, 23 against).
  • John Tavares was 12-for-19 (63%) in the faceoff circle when matched up with Vancouver centre Bo Horvat.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Thursday, December 12, 9:00 p.m. at Calgary Flames (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Saturday, December 14, 7:00 p.m. at Edmonton Oilers (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Tuesday, December 17, 7:00 p.m. vs. Buffalo Sabres (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Friday, December 20, 7:00 p.m. at New York Rangers (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, December 21, 7:00 p.m. vs. Detroit Red Wings (Sportsnet, FAN 590)


CLIPPERS AT RAPTORS GAME NOTES: Former Raptor Kawhi Leonard returns to Toronto for the first time since signing as a free agent with the LA Clippers. Leonard helped the Raptors win the 2019 NBA Championship. He averaged career highs of 26.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 34.0 minutes in 60 regular-season games.

INJURY REPORTS AT 5:30 TUESDAY

LAC@TOR LA Clippers Coffey, Amir Out G League – Two-Way – Green, JaMychal Doubtful Injury/Illness – Tailbone; Tailbone Contusion – McGruder, Rodney Out Injury/Illness – Right Hamstring; Right Hamstring Strain – Shamet, Landry Out Injury/Illness – Left Ankle; High Left Ankle Sprain – Toronto Raptors Brissett, Oshae Out G League – Two-Way – Hernandez, Dewan Out G League – On Assignment – Johnson, Stanley Out Injury/Illness – Left Groin; Stress reaction – McCaw, Patrick Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Surgery – Ponds, Shamorie Out G League – Two-Way – Thomas, Matt Out Injury/Illness – Left Finger; Middle; fracture – distal phalanx – VanVleet, Fred Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Contusion –

GAME #24 – TORONTO RAPTORS (16-7) vs. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS (18-17) WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2019 – 7 P.M. (ET) – SCOTIABANK ARENA TV: TSN / ESPN – RADIO: TSN 1050 TORONTO

RAPTOR NOTES

• The Toronto Raptors begin a three-game homestand (Dec. 11-16) Wednesday night when they host the Los Angeles Clippers at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors lost the first meeting against the Clippers this season, 98-88, on Nov. 11 in Los Angeles. Pascal Siakam finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds, and the Raptors held the Clippers to 37 per cent shooting from the field in the loss

. • Former Raptor Kawhi Leonard returns to Toronto for the first time since signing as a free agent with the LA Clippers in the summer. Leonard helped the Raptors win the 2019 NBA Championship. He averaged career highs of 26.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 34.0 minutes in 60 games (all starts) last season. Leonard was named to the All-NBA Second Team and NBA All-Defensive Second Team. In the postseason, he posted averages of 30.5 points and 9.1 rebounds in 24 contests, and earned his second Finals MVP.

• Toronto is currently 6-3 vs. the Western Conference, including 3-1 at home. The Raptors are the only Eastern Conference team to finish with a +.500 record against the West each of the past five seasons (201419). Since the start of the 2014-15 campaign, Toronto is 97-62 (.610) vs. the West Conference

. • Chicago shot just .393 (35-for-89) from the field, including .261 (12-for-46) from 3-point range, on Monday night. It marked the ninth time this season the Raptors have held their opponent below 40 percent shooting from the floor (7-2); something they did five times during the regular season last year. Toronto currently ranks second in the NBA in opponent field goal percentage (.414), and seventh in both opponent 3-point field goal percentage (.339) and points allowed per game (105.3).

• Kyle Lowry has played 509 games in a Raptors uniform, tied with Chris Bosh for fourth most in franchise history, behind only DeMar DeRozan (675), Morris Peterson (542) and Jose Calderon (525). Lowry is the longest-serving member of the Raptors – currently in his eighth season with the club. He ranks first in franchise history in steals (759) and three-point field goals (1,260), second in assists (3,589) and fourth in points (8,865). His five All-Star Game appearances (2015-19), including two as a starter (2015-16), are tied with Vince Carter and Chris Bosh for the most in team history.

• December is Toronto’s busiest month of the season with 16 games and includes three back-to-back sets. The Raptors’ 11 games at Scotiabank Arena tie the franchise record for most home games in a calendar month – Toronto also played 11 games at home in March 2016.

• Serge Ibaka recorded his first double-double of the season with a bench-high 11 points and a season-high 14 rebounds in 19 minutes Dec. 9 at Chicago. Ibaka has now led the reserves in scoring a team-high 10 times this season despite missing 10 games (Nov. 10-29) with a right ankle sprain. Ibaka has come off the bench in 13 games this season after starting 51 times in 74 appearances in 2018-19

. • Toronto snapped a three-game winless streak (Dec. 3-8) with a 93-92 victory Monday night at Chicago. The Raptors have not lost four straight games since the 2017 NBA playoffs and they have not lost four consecutive regular-season games since January 2017 (five). Toronto, Milwaukee and Philadelphia are the only NBA teams that have not had a four-game losing streak in either of the last two regular seasons.

PROBABLE STARTERS

F – OG ANUNOBY #3

MIN: 29.9 REB: 5.6 AST: 1.8 STL: 1.3 TO: 1.1 BLK: 0.9 PTS: 11.2

• Recorded 10 points, five rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and two steals in 37 minutes Dec. 9 at Chicago. • Toronto is 11-1 when Anunoby scores 10 or more points (last: 10 – Dec. 9 at Chicago). • Has scored in double figures each of the last two games (Dec. 8-9); averaging 14.5 points during this span.

F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 36.9 REB: 8.4 AST: 3.6 STL: 0.9 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 24.5

• Finished with a game-high 22 points and six rebounds in 39 minutes Dec. 9 at Chicago. • Ranks 14th in the NBA in scoring (24.5) and fifth in minutes per game (36.9). • Has scored 30+ points eight times; had five 30-point performances in 80 games played last season.

C – MARC GASOL #33

MIN: 28.8 REB: 6.3 AST: 3.5 STL: 0.7 TO: 1.3 BLK: 1.2 PTS: 6.3

• Totaled nine points, nine rebounds, five assists, four blocks, and two steals in 29 minutes Dec. 9 at Chicago. • Reached 12,000 career points in the NBA Nov. 16 at Dallas. • Has collected 10+ rebounds three times this season, including a season-high 12 rebounds Nov. 2 at Milwaukee.

G – NORMAN POWELL #24

MIN: 28.0 REB: 3.9 AST: 1.6 STL: 1.1 TO: 1.5 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 13.3

• Finished with 17 points, four rebounds, and three assists in 29 minutes Dec. 9 at Chicago. • Averaging 15.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 30.8 minutes in 12 games as a starter. • Has scored in double figures in 13 of the last 16 games (Nov. 8 – Dec. 9); averaging 15.9 points during this span.

G – KYLE LOWRY #7

MIN: 37.3 REB: 4.8 AST: 6.9 STL: 1.2 TO: 3.2 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 20.

• Recorded 11 points, seven rebounds and a team-high seven assists in 39 minutes Dec. 9 at Chicago. • Missed 11 games (Nov. 10 – Dec. 1) with a left thumb; distal phalanx fracture. • Needs one double-double to tie Antonio Davis (110) for third on the Raptors’ all-time list.

INJURY REPORT

Stanley Johnson (Left groin; stress reaction) – Out Patrick McCaw (Left knee; surgery) – Out Matt Thomas (Left middle finger; distal phalanx fracture) – Out Fred VanVleet (right knee contusion) – Questionable

2019-20 RECORDS

W-L

OVERALL EAST WEST

16-7 10-4 6-3

HOME 9-2 6-1 3-1

AWAY 7-5 4-3 3-2

OVERTIME 1-1 0-1 1-0

SERIES RECAP VS. LA CLIPPERS

OVERALL HOME ROAD

2019-20

0-1 0-0 0-1

ALL-TIME

27-20 16-7 11-13

STREAKS Lost 1 Won 1 Lost 1

LAST WIN: February 3, 2019 (121-103)

LAST HOME WIN: February 3, 2019 (121-103)

LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +25, February 1, 2013

LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -32, March 13, 1998

LAST TIME VS. LA CLIPPERS

GAME 10 – NOVEMBER 11, 2019 LA CLIPPERS 98, TORONTO 88

LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard struggled on 2-for-11 shooting and had nine turnovers, but Lou Williams led a big effort from the bench with 21 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Toronto Raptors 98-88 … Leonard finished with 12 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists … The Clippers shot just 37% but dominated the boards 66-38, led by 12 each from Patrick Beverley and JaMychal Green … Los Angeles’ bench outscored Toronto’s reserves 56-35 … Leonard missed his first six field goal attempts and finally scored on a coast-to-coast layup midway through the third quarter to put the Clippers up 62-55 … From there, the Raptors outscored Los Angles 23-11 the rest of the period … Pascal Siakam had seven points and Fred VanVleet added five in the spurt as neither team led by more than two until Matt Thomas’ 3-pointer and basket sent the Raptors into the fourth leading 78-73 … Siakam had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Norman Powell added 15 points and VanVleet had 14 points for the injury-depleted Raptors, who had their three-game winning streak snapped … Toronto was 4 of 24 from the floor in a fourth quarter … The Raptors tied the game for the last time at 82 on Chris Boucher’s 3-pointer … They managed just three field goals the rest of the way.

1 2 3 4 TOT

TORONTO 23 23 32 10 88

LA CLIPPERS 15 36 22 25 98

23 FRED VANVLEET

Position: Guard Height: 6-0 Weight: 195 College: Wichita State Birthday: 2/25/1994 NBA EXP: 3

2019-20 SEASON:

• Sat out Dec. 9 at Chicago due to right knee contusion; sustained the injury early in the second quarter Dec. 8 at Philadelphia.

• Became the first player in Raptors history to make at least one 3-point field goal in each of the team’s first 21 games of a season (Oct. 22 – Dec 8), breaking Danny Green’s franchise record of 20 straight games to begin last season. • Scored 21 points and tied a season high with 11 assists Dec. 1 vs. Utah. • Recorded a career-best seven steals Nov. 29 at Orlando.

• Scored 20+ points in three straight games (Nov. 20-25); averaging 24.3 points. • Finished with 25 points and nine assists Nov. 23 at Atlanta; set career highs in both free throws made and attempted (9-for-9).

• Scored 30 points Nov. 13 at Portland. • Logged a career-high 45 minutes Nov. 11 at LA Clippers.

• Recorded second consecutive double-double (Nov. 8-10) with 23 points, 10 assists and a career high-tying seven rebounds Nov. 10 at LA Lakers.

• Totaled 12 points and matched a season high with 11 assists Nov. 8 at New Orleans. • Recorded 13 points and a season-high 11 assists Oct. 30 vs. Detroit.

• Made first career opening night start Oct. 22 vs. New Orleans; scored a career-best 34 points (12-18 FG, 5-7 3PT, 5-6 FT) in 44 minutes. • DNP once.

LAST FIVE GAMES

Date Opp. MIN FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB AST ST BS PTS

Dec. 1 UTA 32:27 6-10 5-7 4-4 5 11 1 0 21

Dec. 3 MIA 43:24 5-16 3-9 6-7 1 6 3 0 19

Dec. 5 HOU 38:29 7-13 3-7 3-4 6 5 3 1 20

Dec. 8 @PHI 12:07 0-1 0-1 2-2 1 2 1 0 2

Dec. 9 @CHI DNP – Right knee; contusion.

9 SERGE IBAKA

Position: Forward-Centre Height: 6-10 Weight: 235 Country: Republic of Congo Birthday: 9/18/1989 NBA EXP: 10

2019-20 SEASON:

• Tallied 11 points and a season-best 14 rebounds Dec. 9 at Chicago.

• Missed 10 games (Nov. 10-29) due to a right ankle sprain; sustained the injury late in the first half Nov. 8 at New Orleans.

• Led the bench in scoring the first seven games of the season; averaged 14.9 points and scored in double figures six times during this span.

• Scored a season-high 21 points and grabbed six rebounds Nov. 6 vs. Sacramento.

• Blocked a season-best four shots Nov. 2 at Milwaukee.

• Recorded nine points and a then season-high 10 rebounds Oct. 28 vs. Orlando. • Inactive 10 times.

LAST FIVE GAMES

Date Opp. MIN FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB AST ST BS PTS

Dec. 1 UTA 20:52 5-14 2-5 1-1 4 3 1 0 13

Dec.3 MIA 22:00 4-8 2-3 3-4 9 0 0 1 13

Dec. 5 HOU 17:22 4-10 0-2 2-2 5 2 0 0 10

Dec. 8 @PHI 27:46 5-15 2-5 0-1 7 3 0 0 12

Dec. 9 @CHI 18:32 3-11 1-1 4-4 14 1 0 0 11

0 TERENCE DAVIS ll

Position: Guard Height: 6-4 Weight: 205 College: Mississippi Birthday: 5/16/1997 NBA EXP: R

2019-20 SEASON:

• Scored in double digits in four-of-five games (Nov. 18-27); averaging 13.4 points.

• Finished with 15 points and a team-high five assists Nov. 27 vs. New York; led the team in assists for the first time.

• Set career highs with 19 points (7-10 FG, 3-5 3PT, 2-2 FT) and eight rebounds in 27 minutes Nov. 20 vs. Orlando.

• Recorded 16 points and a career-best seven assists Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte; scored all 16 points in the fourth quarter.

• Totaled five points (2-6 FG, 1-3 3PT) and five rebounds in 15 minutes in NBA debut Oct. 22 vs. New Orleans.

LAST FIVE GAMES

Date Opp. MIN FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB AST ST BS PTS

Dec. 1 UTA 23:02 5-7 2-3 1-2 4 3 0 1 13

Dec. 3 MIA 14:47 0-3 0-2 2-2 3 1 0 0 2

Dec. 5 HOU 14:14 2-6 2-5 0-0 3 0 1 1 6

Dec. 8 @PHI 16:57 3-5 0-0 0-0 3 3 1 0 6

Dec. 9 @CHI 12:04 1-2 0-1 0-0 1 0 0 0 2

4 RONDAE HOLLIS-JEFFERSON

Position: Forward Height: 6-7 Weight: 217 College: Arizona Birthday: 1/3/1995 NBA EXP: 4

2019-20 SEASON:

• Tied a season high with 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Nov. 25 vs. Philadelphia.

• Finished with 15 points and eight rebounds Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte.

• Posted first double-double as a Raptor with season highs of 16 points and 11 rebounds in 26 minutes Nov. 13 at Portland.

• Scored 10 points Nov. 10 at LA Lakers.

• DNP (left groin soreness) Nov. 8 at New Orleans.

• Played four minutes in Raptors debut Oct. 26 at Chicago.

• Inactive for the first two games of the season (Oct. 22-25) with left groin soreness.

• Inactive three times. DNP four times

. LAST FIVE GAMES

Date Opp. MIN FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB AST ST BS PTS

Dec. 1 UTA 23:30 4-7 0-0 2-2 6 2 1 2 10

Dec. 3 MIA 16:45 3-4 0-0 0-2 3 1 0 0 6

Dec. 5 HOU 11:27 1-6 0-0 0-0 5 0 0 0 2

Dec. 8 @PHI 16:02 4-6 1-2 3-3 2 1 1 1 12

Dec. 9 @CHI 16:58 3-7 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 6

2019-20 TORONTO RAPTORS ROSTER

NO. PLAYER POS HT WT BIRTHDATE PRIOR TO NBA/HOME COUNTRY NBA EXP.

3OG Anunoby F 6-8 232 7/17/1997 Indiana / England 2

25 Chris Boucher F 6-10 200 1/11/1993 Oregon / Canada 2

12 Oshae Brissett* F 6-8 210 6/20/1998 Syracuse / Canada R

0 Terence Davis ll G 6-4 205 5/16/1997 Mississippi / USA R

33 Marc Gasol C 7-1 255 1/29/1985 Akasvayu Girona / Spain 11

20 Dewan Hernandez C 6-11 235 12/9/1996 Miami / USA R

4 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson F 6-7 217 1/3/1995 Arizona / USA 4

9 Serge Ibaka F-C 6-10 235 9/18/1989 Ricoh Manresa (Spain) / Republic of Congo 10

5 Stanley Johnson F 6-7 245 5/29/1996 Arizona / USA 4

7 Kyle Lowry G 6-1 196 3/25/1986 Villanova / USA 13

22 Patrick McCaw G 6-7 185 10/25/1995 UNLV / USA 3

13 Malcolm Miller G-F 6-7 210 3/6/1993 Holy Cross / USA 2

11 Shamorie Ponds* G 6-1 180 6/29/1998 St. John’s / USA R

24 Norman Powell G 6-4 215 5/25/1993 UCLA / USA 4

43 Pascal Siakam F 6-9 230 4/2/1994 New Mexico State / Cameroon 3

21 Matt Thomas G 6-4 190 8/4/1994 Iowa State / USA R

23 Fred VanVleet G 6-0 195 2/25/1994 Wichita State / USA 3

* Two-way player


L.A. Clippers (18-7) at Toronto Raptors (16-7) Regular Season Game 26; Away Game 12 Scotiabank Arena; Toronto, ON Wednesday, December 11, 2019 – 4:00 p.m. (PST) TV: Prime Ticket / ESPN; Radio: AM 570 L.A. Sports


CLIP BOARD • 12/9 at Indiana, Paul George became the first Clipper in franchise history to make 7+ three-pointers and have 7+ rebounds in a game. • 12/3 vs. Portland, the Clippers won their ninth straight home game and improved to an NBA best 13-1 home record. • 12/1 vs. Washington, the Clippers scored 82 first-half points, the most by any team in the NBA this season They finished with 150 points for the second time this season. • 11/27 at Memphis, Lou Williams collected a career-high 13 assists in the contest.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Landry Shamet (High Ankle Sprain) OUT: Rodney McGruder (Right Hamstring Strain)

L.A. CLIPPERS 2019-20 RECORD BREAKDOWN

OVERALL: EASTERN: WESTERN: DIVISION:
W-L 18-7 7-2 11-5 2-1
HOME 13-1 5-1 8-0 1-0
ROAD 5-6 2-1 3-5 1-1
OT 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0

LAST GAME’S STARTERS

8 MAURICE HARKLESS F • 6-7 • 208

2019-20 Regular Season Stats
MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3PT% FT%
23.2 5.7 3.5 1.1 1.0 0.8 .483 .366 .500
LAST GAME: Tallied 8 points (3-8 FG, 0-2 3PT, 2-4 FT), 14 rebounds and 1 block in 34:47 minutes.

PLAYER NOTES • Currently ranks fourth on the Clippers in steals (1.0) and in FG% (48.3). • 12/9 at Indiana, appeared in his 500th NBA game setting a first-half career high with nine rebounds. • 11/13 at Houston, made his first start of the season scoring 9 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist in 24:05 minutes.

54 PATRICK PATTERSON F • 6-8 • 235

2019-20 Regular Season Stats
MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3PT% FT%
14.0 5.0 2.7 0.8 0.2 0.1 .387 .411 .667
LAST GAME: Tallied 5 points (1-5 FG, 1-4 3PT, 2-2 FT) and 1 steal in 14:52 minutes.
PLAYER NOTES • Ranks second on the Clippers in 3 PT FG% (.411) and ninth in rebounds (2.7). • 10/24 at Golden State, set a career high with six 3PM. • Appeared in 63 games for Oklahoma City last season, averaged 3.6 points and 2.3 rebounds in 13.7 minutes.

40 IVICA ZUBAC C • 7-0 • 265

2019-20 Regular Season Stats
MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3PT% FT%
16.8 8.4 6.6 0.9 0.2 1.1 .588 .000 .836

LAST GAME: Tallied 13 points (5-7 FG, 3-3 FT), 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block in 20:51 minutes.

PLAYER NOTES • Currently second on the Clippers in blocks (1.1) and ranks tied for third in rebounds (6.6). • 11/7 vs. Portland, became the first Clipper to have 15+ points and 13+ rebounds in under 20 minutes of action. • 10/28 vs. Charlotte, tallied a career-high five blocks in the contest.

13 PAUL GEORGE G • 6-8 • 220

2019-20 Regular Season Stats
MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3PT% FT%
29.7 23.9 6.4 3.6 1.4 0.4 .446 .419 .912
LAST GAME: Tallied 36 points (10-26 FG, 7-16 3PT, 9-11 FT), 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals in 35:45 minutes.
PLAYER NOTES • 12/9 at IND, became the first Clipper in franchise history to make 7+ three-pointers and have 7+ rebounds in a game. • 12/8 at WAS, 2nd player in NBA history to have 25+ points, 5+ rebounds, 5+ assists and 4+ steals in under 26 minutes. • 11/16 vs. ATL, scored the most points in a Clippers home debut and was the 1st Clipper to hit 30+ in his first 2 games.

21 PATRICK BEVERLEY G • 6-1 • 180

2019-20 Regular Season Stats
MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3PT% FT%
29.9 7.6 6.4 3.3 1.5 0.5 .396 .316 .609
LAST GAME: Tallied 11 points (5-7 FG, 1-2 3PT), 5 assists, 12 rebounds and 3 steals in 39:20 minutes.
PLAYER NOTES • 12/3 vs. Portland, appeared in his 400th career game tallying 11 points with 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. • 11/20 vs. Boston, became the third guard in NBA history to have 16+ rebounds, 7+ assists, 3+ steals and 2+ blocks. • 11/6 vs. Milwaukee, scored a season-high 20 points in route to collecting his 3,500th point of his career.

2 KAWHI LEONARD FORWARD • 6-7 • 230 • SAN DIEGO ST. • 9

2019-20
• 12/8 at Washington, Leonard became the first Clipper since Blake Griffin on 4/6/11 at OKC to have 30+ points, 10+ rebounds, 5+ assists while shooting at least 65% from the floor. • 11/7 vs Portland, recorded a season-high 13 rebounds.
• 10/31 vs San Antonio, became the first Clipper since Blake Griffin on 11/25/15 vs. Utah to have 38+ points and 12+ rebounds. Recorded a double-double with 7:47 remaining in the third quarter. According to Elias, it is the third fastest double-double in his career. Recorded a season high 38 points and 15 FGM.
• 10/22 vs Lakers, made his Clippers debut recording 30 points and 6 rebounds in 31 minutes. • Missed three game due to Load Management Knee (10/30, 11/6, 11/14). Missed three game due to left knee contusion (11/14-18). Missed two games due to Injury Management: Left Knee Soreness (11/27, 12/9).
2018-19
• In 60 games (all starts), averaged career highs of 26.6 points and 7.3 rebounds, along with 3.3 assists, 1.8 steals in 34.0 minutes
• Tied for sixth in the NBA in scoring, ranked seventh in steals per game and tied for 19th in minutes per game
• Inactive 18 times, was a DNP in three games and DND once
• Sat out 15 games for injury (rest – load management)
• Shot .495 (560-1129) from the floor, .371 (112-302) from three-point distance and a team-high .854 (364-426) at the free throw line • Scored in double digits in all 60 games, 20 or more in 51 contests and 30+ 22 times
• Led the team in scoring in 47 games – the most by a player in first season with Toronto
• Voted by the fans, media and players as a starter for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte – his third career All-Star selection (all starts); totaled 19 points and five rebounds in 19 minutes • Named Eastern Conference player of the Week twice
• Reached 8,000 career points Mar. 14 vs. LA Lakers
• Scored 15 of his game-high 38 points in the fourth quarter Mar.1 vs. Portland; made the game-winning jumper with three seconds remaining
• Recorded 30 points and a career-high eight assists Feb. 11 vs. Brooklyn; converted the go-ahead jumper with 4.4 seconds left
• Scored a team-high 24 points Feb. 5 at Philadelphia; made a career-high 16 free throws and tied a career high with 17 attempts
• Led all Eastern Conference players averaging 30.2 points in January – the highest scoring month of his career; joined Vince Carter (30.7, December 2000) as the only players in team history to average 30.0 points in a calendar month
• Scored 20+ points in a career-long 22 straight games (Nov. 29 – Jan. 27)
• Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Jan. 7-13; averaged team highs of 30.7 points and 8.7 rebounds in three wins
• Scored a career-high 45 points (16-22 FG, 13-17 FT) Jan. 1 vs. Utah; also set career highs in made field goals (16) and free throws attempted (17)
• Sat out two games with a bruised right hip (Dec. 11- 12)
• Posted a double-double in a career-long three straight games (Nov. 23-27)
• Had 31 points and a season-high 15 rebounds, including a career-high 14 defensive rebounds, Nov. 16 at Boston; became the third player in franchise history to record 30+ points and 15+ rebounds in the same game, along with Vince Carter and Chris Bosh
• Missed two games (Nov. 4-5) due to left ankle soreness
• Contributed 24 points and a team high-tying 12 rebounds in 37 minutes in Raptors debut Oct. 17 vs. Cleveland.
• PLAYOFFS: Averaged 30.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists during 24 playoff games while shooting 29% from the field.
• Won the NBA Championship and captured the Finals MVP honor
• In 24 games he recorded two games with 40+ points, 12 games with 30+ points and eight games with 20+ points.
• Recorded nine double-doubles

DATE OPP. W/L MIN FG FGA 3FG 3FGA FT FTA OR- DR- TOT A ST BS TO PF PTS

9-Dec at IND W Inactive – Injury Management: Left Knee Soreness

8-Dec at WAS W 31:36 12 18 3 6 7 8 0 11 11 5 1 0 4 2 34

6-Dec at MIL L 29:30 5 14 1 2 6 6 1 4 5 4 2 2 5 0 17

3-Dec vs POR W 28:08 3 15 2 5 3 4 1 8 9 5 2 0 1 0 11

1-Dec vs WAS W 26:28 14 21 2 5 4 4 2 4 6 3 1 0 1 3 34

23 LOU WILLIAMS GUARD • 6-1 • 175 • SOUTH GWINNETT HS (GA) • 15
2019-20:

• 11/27 at Memphis, recorded a career-high 13 assists.

• 11/6 vs Milwaukee, recorded a season high in points (34), rebounds (6), assists (11), FGM (9) and 3PM (4).
2018-19:

• 4/15 at Golden State, logged playoff career-highs in points (36) and assists (11) in Game 2. His 29-point second half is a franchise postseason record for any half and his 17 point third quarter tie the Clippers franchise postseason record for points in a quarter. He became the the second player since 1985 to log 30+ points and 10+ assists off the bench in a playoff game

. • 4/13 at Golden State, Montrezl Harrell (26) and Williams (25) became the first pair of reserve teammates on record to each score 25+ points in a postseason game (bench stats first recorded in 1970-71). LA’s reserves tallied 65 points, the ninth-most of any team in a postseason game since 1985.

• 4/7 at Golden State, started in his first game of the season and 20th as a Clipper.

• 3/26 at Minnesota, recorded his 182nd career game with 20+ points off the bench, tying Ricky Pierce for 2nd-most-all-time.

• 3/17 vs Brooklyn, recorded his first career game-winning walkoff buzzer beater.

• 3/11 vs Boston, passed Dell Curry to became the NBA’s all-time leading bench scorer. He finished the night with 34 points and a season-high 14 FGM. He also became the 4th player in 35 years to score 34+ points off the bench in consecutive games and the fourth to score 34+ points in 23 minutes or fewer.

• 3/8 vs Oklahoma City, recorded his second 40+ point game off the bench, moving past Jamal Crawford for No. 2 most bench points on record. He also recorded his 13,000 career point and a season-high four steals. This game is Williams’ 28th career game with 30+ points off the bench passing Ricky Pierce for most on record.

• 2/22 at Memphis, tied Terry Dehere (262) for No. 11 on the Clippers all-time three-pointers made leader board.

• 2/13 vs Phoenix, became the only player in NBA history to record 30 points and 10 assists in fewer than 23 minutes played. He also tied Ricky Pierce for most 30+point games off the bench (27).

• 2/11 at Minnesota, recorded a season-high 45 points and tied his career-high of 16 made free-throws. His 45 points are the most by any • player off the bench since 2009, and mark his NBA record fourth career game with 40+ points off the bench. Only eight reserves have • reached 45 points in a single game over the last 35 seasons.

• 1/25 at Chicago, recorded the first triple double of his career while matching his career-high of 10 rebounds. He is the second player in NBA history (Detlef Schrempf) to record a 30+ point triple double off the bench. At 904 career games, only one player in league history • (Zach Randolph) has notched their first career • triple-double later in their career. • 1/14 vs New Orleans, marked his 900th career game, making him one of only three players since 1985-86 to appear • in over 900 games, but start in fewer than 125 (Steve Kerr, Dell Curry) • 11/8 at Portland, notched his 12,00th career point in the 1st Q.

• 10/30 at Oklahoma City, became the third player since 1970-71 to score over 10,000 career points off the bench • (Dell Curry and Jamal Crawford). • Missed one game (3/28) due to load management. Missed four games (12/11 – 12/17) due to a sore left • hamstring. Left 12/10 at Phoenix early due to injury. Missed two games (1/18-1/20) due to a sore right hamstring.


DATE OPPONENT W/L MIN FG FGA 3FG 3FGA FT FTA OR- DR- TOT A ST BS TO PF PTS

9-Dec at IND W 32:32 2 19 0 5 2 2 0 1 1 6 0 1 1 2 6

8-Dec at WAS W 29:49 7 17 2 5 2 2 0 1 1 6 0 0 1 1 18

6-Dec at MIL L 23:13 5 13 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 5 2 11

3-Dec vs POR W 25:15 4 14 0 4 1 1 0 4 4 7 1 0 3 2 9

1-Dec vs WAS W 23:17 6 10 2 3 8 9 0 1 1 8 0 0 4 1 22

5 MONTREZL HARRELL FORWARD/CENTER • 6-8 • 240 • LOUISVILLE • 4
2019-20

• 12/1 vs Washington, recorded a career-high 15 rebounds. This was the first time that he recorded a double-double in the first half (12 points/10 rebounds). He also became the first player in Clippers history to have 20+ points and 15+ rebounds off the bench.

• 11/24 vs New Orleans, matched his career-high of 34 points and became the fourth player in NBA History to have 34+ points, 12+ rebounds, and 2+ blocks off the bench.

• 11/18 vs Oklahoma City, became the seventh Clipper in team history to finish with 28 points, 12 rebounds (including a career-best eight on the offensive glass) and five assists.

• 11/6 vs Milwaukee, recorded a career-high 34 points as well as season-highs in assists (5) and FGM (13). He also became the first Clipper since Blake Griffin to record 30+ points, 12+ total rebounds and 6+ offensive rebounds.
2018-19

• 4/15 at Golden State recorded a franchise record for most makes without a miss in a playoff game and recorded a career playoff-high of 10 rebounds.

• 4/13 at Golden State, tallied a playoff career-high 26 points, in addition to five rebounds, two blocks and two steals in Game 1. He’s the second player since 1985 to log 25+ points, 5+ rebounds, 2+ blocks and 2+ steals off the bench in a postseason game (Blair Rasumussen, 4/22/86) and the only player to do so in 30 or fewer minutes played. Lou Williams (25) and Harrell (26) became the first pair of reserve teammates on record to each score 25+ points in a postseason game (bench stats first recorded in 1970-71). LA’s reserves tallied 65 points, the ninth-most of any team in a postseason game since 1985

•3/19 vs Indiana, recorded his 17th double-double of the season and 20th of his career. •2/27 at Utah, recorded his 1,000 career rebound. • 1/20 at San Antonio, made first start of the season and scored 18 points, his most in 19 career starts. • 1/8 vs Charlotte, became the only player to log 20+ points, 10+ rebounds, 5+ assists and 2+ steals off the bench this season.

• 12/23 at Golden State, reached 2,000 career points in 3,551 minutes, becoming one of nine active players to reach 2,000 points in as few minutes behind Vince Carter, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Kyrie Irving, Karl-Anthony Towns, Joel Embiid and Donovan Mitchell.

• 12/22 vs Denver, recorded his 10th 20-point game and eighth double-double of the season, finishing the night with 20 points and 10 rebounds. He also became one of five players since 1984-85 and the first player in Clippers history (1984-present) with 20+ points and 10 rebounds in under 20 minutes

. • 12/2 at Dallas, marked his third time in his career with consecutive 20+ point games (3/6/18-3/9/18, 11/10-11/12). • 11/20 at Washington, scored 14 points in the 4th Q, which marks the highest scoring 4th Q of his career.

• 11/19 at Atlanta, recorded career-highs of five steals and 15 made free-throws. Became only player in NBA history with 25+ points, 11+ rebounds, 5+ steals & 2+ blocks as a sub.


DATE OPPONENT W/L MIN FG FGA 3FG 3FGA FT FTA OR- DR- TOT A ST BS TO PF

PTS 9-Dec at IND W 29:44 12 22 0 0 2 5 3 5 8 1 0 1 1 3 26

8-Dec at WAS W 25:11 8 12 0 1 4 7 2 3 5 0 0 1 1 3 20

6-Dec at MIL L 23:34 3 7 0 0 5 7 2 5 7 2 0 1 0 3 11

3-Dec vs POR W 29:50 11 13 0 0 4 12 4 5 9 1 1 0 0 3 26

1-Dec vs WAS W 27:18 9 15 0 2 5 9 3 12 15 1 1 1 2 0 23

CONNECTIONS:
• Clippers guard Lou Williams played the 2014-15 season with the Raptors, winning the NBA’s Kia Sixth Man of the Year Award.
• Raptors guard Norman Powell played collegiately for four seasons at UCLA.
• Clippers assistant Rex Kalamian coached Raptors forward Serge Ibaka in the same capacity in Oklahoma City for six seasons (2009-15).
• Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard spent last season with the Toronto Raptors, winning the 2019 NBA Championship.
• Clippers forward Patrick Patterson spent parts of four seasons as a member of the Toronto Raptors (2014-17).
• Clippers forward JaMychal Green and Raptors center Marc Gasol were teammates on the Memphis Grizzlies for parts of five seasons (2015-19).

CLIPPERS 2019-20 ROSTER

NO. PLAYER POS HT WT BIRTHDATE PRIOR TO NBA/HOME COUNTRY YRS

21 Patrick Beverley G 6’1″ 180 7/12/1988 Arkansas / USA 7

7 Amir Coffey (2W) G 6’7″ 210 6/17/1997 Minnesota / USA R

13 Paul George F 6’8″ 220 5/2/1990 Fresno State / USA 9

4 JaMychal Green F 6’8″ 220 6/21/1990 Alabama / USA 5

8 Maurice Harkless F 6’7″ 208 5/11/1993 St.Johns / USA 7

5 Montrezl Harrell F/C 6’7″ 253 1/26/1994 Louisville / USA 4

25 Mfiondu Kabengele F 6’9″ 250 8/14/1997 Florida State / Canada R

2 Kawhi Leonard F 6’7″ 225 6/29/1991 San Diego State / USA 8

14 Terance Mann G 6’5″ 215 10/15/1996 Florida State/ USA R

19 Rodney McGruder G 6’4″ 205 7/29/1991 Kansas State/ USA 3

15 Johnathan Motley (2W) F 6’8″ 230 5/4/1995 Baylor / USA 2

54 Patrick Patterson F 6’8″ 235 3/14/1989 Kentucky/ USA 9

1 Jerome Robinson G 6’4″ 190 2/22/1997 Boston College / USA 1

20 Landry Shamet G 6’5″ 190 3/13/1997 Wichita State/ USA 1

10 Derrick Walton Jr. G 6’0″ 185 4/3/1995 Michigan/USA 1

23 Lou Williams G 6’1″ 175 10/27/1986 South Gwinnett HS (GA) / USA 14

40 Ivica Zubac C 7’0″ 265 3/18/1997 Mega Leks (Serbia)/ Croatia 3

Head Coach Doc Rivers Marquette

Assistant Coaches Tyronn Lue Nebraska Rex Kalamian Cal Poly Pomona Sam Cassell Florida State Brendan O’Connor Saint Anselm Armond Hill Princeton Casey Hill Trinity University John Welch UNLV Jeremy Castleberry SDSU J.P. Clark Flagler Vice President of Player Performance / Assistant Coach Todd Wright Springfield Vice President, Integrated Development & Evaluation Dee Brown Jacksonville University Director of Rehabilitation Maggie Bryant Minnesota Director of Medical Services/Head Athletic Trainer Jasen Powell Cal Poly Pomona Assistant Athletic Trainer Tommy Murdock Chapman University Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Daniel Shapiro Seattle Pacific University Strength & Conditioning Coach Brent Tanaka UCLA