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LOS ANGELES — Serge Ibaka had 25 points and nine rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors cruised past the Los Angeles Clippers 123-99 on Tuesday night without injured Kawhi Leonard. Kyle Lowry added 21 points, making four of the Raptors' 14 3-pointers. Leonard sat out with a bruised right hip that he hurt
Serge Ibaka scored 22 points and Kawhi Leonard had 20 for the Raptors, who have lost two straight, the second time this season they've suffered consecutive defeats. Toronto, which lost 106-105 at Brooklyn on Friday, dropped three straight from Nov. 12 to 16, losing at home to New Orleans and Detroit
Unfortunately, it was one of those evenings for Joel Embiid in Toronto. The Sixers' four-game winning streak was snapped in a turnover-ridden 113-102 loss to the Raptors Wednesday (see story). To pour more salt in the wound, Raptors starting center Serge Ibaka (18 points on 7 of 13) and backup five Jonas Valancunias (26 points on 9 of 13) both got the better of Embiid.
Kawhi Leonard insisted he doesn't try to do anything extra in big games. Leonard had 36 points, Jonas Valanciunas scored 18 of his season-high 26 in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors beat Philadelphia 113-102 on Wednesday night, handing the 76ers their 13th consecutive loss in Canada. Serge Ibaka added 18 points as the Raptors bounced back from Monday's loss to Denver to win for the ninth time in 10 games.
Here are our Eastern Conference power rankings going into the weekend. The Raptors lost three straight but came back with four wins in a row – albeit against inferior teams. Kawhi Leonard's presence has really helped the games of Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka.