Raptors 106, Clippers 100
TORONTO (AP) _ Antonio Davis had 20 points and seven rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat the Los Angeles Clippers 106-100 Friday night.
Vince Carter added 19 points, snapping his team-record string of seven straight games with at least 20 points.
Del Curry, who had 16 points off the bench, hit a 29-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer of the third quarter to narrow the Clippers lead to 72-70. Curry hit two more 3′s in the fourth to help the Raptors pull away. Curry hit all four 3-pointers he attempted.
Davis had a pair of big baskets with four minutes left, including a big jam, to open up a nine-point lead for the Raptors.
Troy Hudson scored 14 of his 20 points in the third quarter, for the Clippers, who have lost five of their last six games. Brian Skinner had 18 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks, and Eric Piatkowski added 19 points.
Rookie Lamar Odom had 16 points and seven rebounds before fouling out with 2:12 left in the chippy game.
Teammate Michael Olowokandi, who was jawing with several Raptors in the fourth quarter, was given a big cheer when he fouled out with 3:18 left. The 7-foot center had only two points and one rebound in 15 minutes.
The Clippers missed 14 of their first 15 shots, highlighted by an easy dunk attempt that Skinnner banged off the rim, as the Raptors broke out to a 15-2 lead.
Notes: Carter missed half of the first quarter when he fell awkwardly on his left ankle on a lay-up attempt. ... Toronto’s Tracy McGrady returned to the lineup after missing one game with a sprained right ankle. ... The Clippers’ Tyrone Nesby was not with the team because his wife, Luanna, had a baby girl Thursday night. ... The Raptors begin a five-game, seven-day west-coast road trip on Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers. ... The Clippers snapped a four-game losing streak Wednesday with their first road win of the season against the Timberwolves.