Raptors vs. Clippers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Raptors vs. Clippers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
© Provided by HoopsHype The Toronto Raptors (38-30) play against the Los Angeles Clippers (35-35) at STAPLES Center

Game Time: 10:30 PM EDT on Wednesday March 16, 2022

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Toronto Raptors 0, Los Angeles Clippers 0 (10:30 pm ET)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

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LAL lose another road game here in Minnesota, with 3 more to come (TOR, WAS, CLE) on this trip. – 10:31 PM Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers

Let’s take care of business.

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📺 @BallySportWest | #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/e0LjzDl28b – 10:30 PM

Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers

Pregame vibes.

🕦 7:30PM PT | 📺@BallySportWest pic.twitter.com/U5uAmmgSEE – 10:25 PM

Raptors vs. Clippers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
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Go time 🤟🏾 pic.twitter.com/36gAhbp0Tb – 10:23 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps

The guy walking past me in a Jamario Moon black Raptors jersey is not something you see every day – 10:19 PM Toronto Raptors @Raptors

Tonight’s @invisalign Starting Lineup pic.twitter.com/6PruoAciRt – 10:11 PM Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers

Hometown hoops.

🕦 7:30PM PT | 📺 @BallySportWest pic.twitter.com/LjsMqt6Mt9 – 10:11 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps

Birch back to start against Zubac, joined by VanVleet, Trent, Barnes, Siakam for the Raptors – 10:07 PM Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

Khem Birch returns to the starting lineup. VanVleet and Trent are active and will start. Barnes and Siakam round out that first unit vs the Clippers. – 10:06 PM Michael Grange @michaelgrange

Raptors starters vs Clips: FVV, Trent Jr., Scottie, Pascal, Birch. – 10:05 PM Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose

Nick Nurse has done it! He will start Khem Birch over Precious Achiuwa. He’s always said he was open to changing his lineup night to night based on the opponent but had never actually done it… until tonight – 10:05 PM Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers

Ready and focused.

🕢 7:30PM PT | 📺 @BallySportWest pic.twitter.com/PNwas359ad – 10:02 PM

Raptors vs. Clippers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
© Provided by HoopsHype Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

Raptors are 7th in the East and have a 1 1/2 game lead over the Nets. Coach Nick Nurse admits he looks at the standings “a lot.” pic.twitter.com/K79FGbeNL7 – 10:02 PM

Raptors vs. Clippers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
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#Cavs now need help from old buddy Ty Lue’s Clippers who play the Raptors. Cavs also have the season tiebreaker over Toronto. But this race for sixth is getting TENSE. – 10:01 PM Toronto Raptors @Raptors

Clocking in for work 👆🏾 pic.twitter.com/fdP093gdZw – 9:59 PM

Raptors vs. Clippers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
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© Provided by HoopsHype Michael Grange @michaelgrange

Sixers finish off Cavs. Raptors will start their game against the Clippers a half-game behind Cleveland for sixth place in the East, can pull even with the win. Cleveland holds the tie-breaker in the season series. – 9:58 PM Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson

Ty Lue on Raptors rookie Scottie Barnes: “The scouting for him is he’s a winner. And so if you get a rookie who’s all about winning and not worrying about personal accolades and just worried about winning, and team, everything team first, that’s a great pick.” pic.twitter.com/BJBbdUbSrI – 9:43 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

The Lakers trail the Clippers by 5 1/2 games for the 8th seed. That has made Clippers coach Ty Lue more comfortable with finding rest days for players since “we’re pretty much locked into the 8th seed.” – 9:41 PM Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers

The 411 on tonight’s matchup.

#GetItLocked | @betwayusa – 9:38 PM Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

The Cavs lose a nail-biter at home to Philly, meaning the Raptors can move into a tie for the 6th seed with a win over the Clippers tonight. Note: Cleveland owns the tiebreaker, though. – 9:33 PM Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob

Cavs lose to Sixers, Raptors can match their record with a win tonight.

(would still be behind having lost the tie breaker) – 9:32 PM Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

Clippers coach Ty Lue snickered after he asked what he thinks of the play-in tournament: “Now that we’re in eighth, I don’t like it. If we were ninth or 10th, I would love it. Whatever is best. Mr. Silver understands whatever is best for the league.” – 9:31 PM Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers

Midweek fits.

📸| @Lexus Looks pic.twitter.com/yfFPQK6Ahf – 9:31 PM

Raptors vs. Clippers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
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© Provided by HoopsHype Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose

Raptors fans might want to turn on this Cavs game – 9:16 PM Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

Still not a lot of clarity on timetable for Anunoby’s return. With Raps in LA, Nurse says OG saw the specialist again. His fractured finger is “getting better everyday”, but still not fully healed. He was limited in practice yesterday, trying to figure out how he can manage it. – 9:15 PM Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose

Nick Nurse says he may go with both Precious Achiuwa and Khem Birch tonight. I think he’s joking. Maybe not. Very confusing – 9:13 PM Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU

Before Nick Nurse can explain Norman Powell’s work ethic and progression, he had to ask which championship Raptor was coming to the Clippers next 😅 pic.twitter.com/uIlfvDN5zB – 9:10 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

Clippers reporter asks about Norm Powell and points out that they’ve now had 3 members of the Raptors’ championship roster. Nurse jokes, “Who are you guys taking this year? Can we stop this?” – 9:09 PM Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson

Nick Nurse on Norman Powell — “First of all, who you taking this year?” … he’s kidding. More seriously, says he heard a story at UCLA this week that Norm would be at volleyball games, waiting to get on the court for late-night shooting. A sign of his work ethic. – 9:08 PM Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose

Nick Nurse asks Clippers media who they’re planning on taking from the Raptors this year? Asks the Clippers to stop doing that. – 9:07 PM Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

Nick Nurse says VanVleet and Trent aren’t doing great – Fred with the sore knee, Gary with the non-COVID illness – but they’re both gonna try to give it a go tonight. Trent’s symptoms have been “really bad” at points over the last 24 hours, per NN. – 9:05 PM Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson

Toronto’s Nick Nurse, ahead of tonight’s Clippers matchup: “I know this team plays really hard, they’re very well coached, they really compete. That’s good. I’m glad. I hope they do. I hope we do.” – 9:04 PM Eric Koreen @ekoreen

Fred VanVleet (knee soreness) and Gary Trent jr. (non-Covid illness) are likely to play, and OG Anunoby (right ring finger fracture) will not vs. Clippers on Wednesday. Trent hasn’t been feeling well and is a bit more iffy. – 9:04 PM Michael Grange @michaelgrange

VanVleet and Trent Jr. are both going to try to play, says Nurse. “Both are not great.” VanVleet a little better off, Trent Jr. has been feeling pretty sick the last 24hrs. – 9:04 PM Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob

Nick Nurse says both VanVleet are both “not great” but will give it a go tonight. Also says Fred feels better than Gary. – 9:03 PM Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose

Fred VanVleet and Gary Trent Jr. “aren’t great” but both will give it a shot. Gary is probably worse off of the two, Nick Nurse says. Not feeling great – 9:02 PM Doug Smith @SmithRaps

Raptors update the injured list with VanVleet and Trent probable and Anunoby out for the Clippers game soon – 8:54 PM Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU

Raptors backdrop 🖤 pic.twitter.com/AVYg7vUGJv – 8:52 PM

Raptors vs. Clippers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
© Provided by HoopsHype Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU

Same starters as usual for Clippers (Jackson, Coffey, Batum, Morris, Zubac)

But a fuller rotation behind them (Mann, Covington, Kennard, Hartenstein, Boston) – 8:47 PM Toronto Raptors @Raptors

You know he ready @ScottBarnes561 pic.twitter.com/JKfT9Tnvab – 8:43 PM

Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers

That LA 𝓢𝓽𝔂𝓵𝓮. 🔥

📸 | @Lexus Looks pic.twitter.com/JUZc5NgW6A – 8:37 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

OKC: SGA, Mann, Wiggins, Bazley, Roby

Spurs: Murray, Vassell, Richardson, Johnson, Poeltl – 8:36 PM Jay King @ByJayKing

Ime Udoka: “You’d like homecourt advantage (in the first round), but staying in the top six is crucial.” Celtics just 2.5 games up on seventh-place Toronto. – 8:36 PM Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

Lakers last three 1st Q’s, 3-pointers:

at PHX: 1 for 10

vs. TOR: 0 for 13

at MIN: 0 for 8 (3:03 to play) – 8:33 PM Brad Turner @BA_Turner

Clippers said guard Norman Powell had his boot taken off his left foot that was fractured. – 8:21 PM Toronto Raptors @Raptors

En Route ft. LA TRAFFIC 😴 pic.twitter.com/LnMI6iNEkt – 8:19 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors

Stars on top, like the roof of a wraith ✨ pic.twitter.com/fhqRC8Y4lI – 7:46 PM

Raptors vs. Clippers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
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© Provided by HoopsHype Eric Koreen @ekoreen

The Raptors have signed Armoni Brooks to a second 10-day contract. He started on Saturday in Denver, and has appeared in four games for the Raptors. With Fred VanVleet possibly needing occasional games off, it makes sense to keep the guard. – 7:46 PM Doug Smith @SmithRaps

Raptors make official the signing of Armoni Brooks to a second 10-day contract.

He’s had one start out of nowhere on this trip, with questions about the availability of Trent and VanVleet for later tonight, he might get a second – 7:35 PM Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops

Patrick Williams will work with Windy City, Toronto is a reach, and then next week is a wait-and-see. – 7:34 PM Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

The Raptors have officially signed Armoni Brooks to a second 10-day contract. – 7:20 PM Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose

Raptors confirm Armoni Brooks has signed a second 10-Day contract as @BlakeMurphyODC reported earlier today – 7:18 PM Toronto Raptors @Raptors

Great prizes from @McDonaldsCanada are up for grabs in Game Time.

Play while you countdown to tip-off for the chance to WIN.

📲: https://t.co/zknfYiw24l pic.twitter.com/S1Kqd7BHMQ – 6:00 PM Toronto Raptors @Raptors

Back again with our second @BioSteelSports Fit Month at-home workout.

Let’s get it: https://t.co/3jLcBGOQYE pic.twitter.com/jf7J0zZ6x2 – 5:00 PM

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