The best of MoPete

MIKE KOREEN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:38 AM ET

When Morris Peterson wakes up this morning, he'll be all over the highlight reels.

The Raptors guard did something very difficult last night -- make a fantastic running dunk and then miss another running jam in equally spectacular fashion in the same game.

The miss came in the dying seconds with the Raptors up 109-103 against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Air Canada Centre. Peterson coasted down the floor and missed a one-hander with no Clippers near him. The Clippers then nailed a three-pointer with less than a second to go and the Raptors escaped with a 109-106 win.

"They (his teammates) gave me a tough time," Peterson said. "I don't know what happened. I should have pumped my pumps a little bit tighter.

"I was a little tired. They kind of ragged on me when I came to the locker-room. They said, 'how you going to have two plays in the top-10? One dunk and the other one missing a dunk. They said that might be the first time in history somebody's done that.

"I'm really looking forward to seeing that. I want to see what happened because I feel like I blanked out."

RAPTORS SOUTH?

The Raptors occasionally have been referred to as Clippers north, but perhaps the reverse name could work as well.

The Clippers now have three players once owned by the Raptors, including last night's starting point guard, Rick Brunson. He started in place of Marko Jaric, who was out with an injured foot.

Ex-Raptors centre Mamadou N'Diaye (back spasms) is on the Clippers injured list, while Clippers forward Zeljko Rebraca was once Raptors property, but never played for Toronto.

BRIEFLY

The Clippers are in the midst of an NBA season-high nine-game road swing. Last night marked the sixth game.


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