Terrence Ross ties Raptors record with 51 points in loss

Terrence Ross of the Raptors drives against J.J. Redick of the Clippers on his way to tying the...

Terrence Ross of the Raptors drives against J.J. Redick of the Clippers on his way to tying the franchise record of 51 points in Toronto on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. (Dave Thomas/QMI Agency)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:09 PM ET

TORONTO - Dwane Casey was probably the only person in the building who didn’t enjoy Saturday night’s Raptors-Los Angeles Clippers tilt.

Terrence Ross certainly enjoyed it.

In as entertaining a contest as the Air Canada Centre has seen in years, the teams played high-octane, all-out offensive basketball, but the undermanned Raptors came up short, losing 126-118 despite a franchise-record-tying 51 points by Ross.

Ross spearheaded the Toronto attack with his dazzling display, including a club-record seven three-pointers in the first half, in a performance reminiscent of the Vince Carter glory days. Ross tied Carter’s record, set in 2000 against the Phoenix Suns in a game televised across North America.

The loss was made worse by an ankle injury suffered by DeMar DeRozan, who had to exit the game early in the third quarter.

Jamal Crawford sizzled with 37 for the Clippers, while Blake Griffin added 30, mostly compiled in the paint.


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