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LOS ANGELES -- Blake Griffin has become the first player in the history of the Los Angeles Clippers franchise with three consecutive games of 30 or more points. Giovani Bernard Jersey . And hes made it look easy, even without Chris Pauls help. Griffin scored 19 of his 36 points in the first quarter and Jamal Crawford added 21, leading the Clippers to a 118-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors in a matchup of division leaders Friday night. "I expected greatness, but Blakes done some things we didnt know he could do," coach Doc Rivers said. "Clearly, were taking advantage of him in the open court with the ball. And hell be even better when Chris comes back." DeAndre Jordan had 18 points and 13 rebounds for the defending Pacific Division champions, who are 12-6 since Paul separated his right shoulder on Jan. 3. "When it first happened, we didnt know how long it would be at that time," Crawford said. "Me and Blake understood what it meant, and that more was expected of us. But its been a total team effort, and thats a credit to the coaching staff. They always keep us prepared. You saw how things went for Doc in the past with Boston when he lost Rondo and had K.G. in and out of the lineup. But he never made excuses, and he wasnt going to allow himself to make excuses this time no matter who was out." Griffin, who had 36 points at Denver and 43 against Miami in the Clippers previous two games, capped his dominant opening quarter on a 20-footer with 2.4 seconds on the clock to give the Clippers a 29-22 lead. Crawford, who had 37 points in the previous meeting between the teams, burned the Raptors for 14 points in the second quarter while starting again for the injured J.J. Redick. "Their bigs created some problems. And when youve got a player like Jamal Crawford, it can definitely get tough," Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan said. "Thats why you cant give them any leeway. Youve got to fight with them to the end." Jordan attempted 22 free throws and converted a career-high 10, after entering the game averaging 43.4 per cent from the foul line. "I think they started fouling him when they were down 18. And when they stopped it, they were down 17," Rivers said. "Its like when they intentionally walk people in baseball -- and thats no fun to watch. I would say it changed the rhythm of the game, because we had a great pace and we never got back to that. But as far as the score, it really didnt change anything." The Clippers, coming off a 116-112 loss to the NBA champion Miami Heat on Wednesday, are 4-6 against the other five first-place clubs. They havent dropped back-to-back home games in the regular season since Nov. 3-5, 2012, against Golden State and Cleveland. DeRozan had 36 points and eight assists for the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors, who concluded their 2-3 road trip with their fourth straight loss to the Clippers at Staples Center. They lead the Brooklyn Nets by three games in the standings. Terrence Ross, who tied Vince Carters single-season franchise record with 51 points in the Raptors 126-118 loss to the Clippers on Jan. 25 at Toronto, picked up two fouls in the first quarter and finished with nine points in 28 minutes on 3-for-10 shooting. Amir Johnson hit Griffin in the head with his left arm as the four-time All-Star drove the lane on an attempted slam dunk with 9:50 left in the third quarter. The call was a flagrant 1 foul after referees James Capers, Mark Lindsay and Matt Boland viewed the replay at the scorers table, and Griffin converted both free throws for a 75-56 lead. Less than 3 minutes later, Jordan blocked a short jumper by Kyle Lowry, leading to a 3-pointer by Matt Barnes that widened the gap to 82-60, the Clippers biggest lead of the game. Griffin got his fifth foul and took a seat with 5:16 left in the third, but by then the Clippers had built an 84-66 cushion. Toronto ended the quarter with a 10-1 spurt, slicing its deficit to 92-83, but they got no closer. Willie Green helped seal the victory with a pair of 3-pointers 1:24 apart. The Clippers were 9 for 24 from behind the arc, improving to 22-0 when making at least nine. NOTES: Paul was cleared on Thursday to play in Sunday nights game against Philadelphia, with the 18-32 Lakers serving as the opening act against Chicago in the Staples Center doubleheader. ... DeRozan is the first USC player to be selected to play in an All-Star Game since Gus Williams in 1983, when the Lakers hosted the event at the Forum. ... Ross will be trying to defend his All-Star slam-dunk title on Feb. 15 at New Orleans. Carlos Dunlap Jersey . Solomon Elimimian did not make the trip with the team after suffering what appeared to be a right leg injury in the teams regular season finale against the Calgary Stampeders. Jeremy Hill Jersey . Its Wu-Tang and Outkast in the final. Now, we all know youve played the role of Andre 3000 in the past, does that mean Outkast is getting your vote?AJ: You know it, you know it.Scott Arfield struck after just 58 seconds to ensure Burnley will remain on top of the Sky Bet Championship this weekend after beating Leeds 1-0 at Turf Moor. The recently-capped Canada internationals early goal took the Clarets on to 80 points, four ahead of Middlesbrough and five clear of Brighton, stretching their unbeaten run in the division to 18 games.It was Livingston-born Arfields eighth of the season and it came in front of watching Scotland boss Gordon Strachan, whose reluctance to bring him into his international fold led to the winger seeking recognition with Canada. For Burnley, it was another result they had to grind out as they edge closer to a top-flight return, and Leeds should have come away with a point as Chris Wood spurned two glorious second-half opportunities.The divisions top scorers had endured a frustrating 90 minutes here in midweek when Cardiff kept them at bay during a third successive draw, but, less than one minute in, Arfield beat the recalled Marco Silvestri in the visitors net. Mustapha Carayol tangles with George Boyd at Turf Moor The move started at the opposite end with Tom Heatons long kick found Sam Vokes who beat Sol Bamba in the air to find Andre Gray, who turned away from Liam Cooper and fed Arfield to fire a shot home across Silvestri.Bamba endured an eventful start to the game, drawing Heaton into a save before getting caught out of position again defensively as Matt Lowton struck an attempt at Silvestri when released by Gray.Leeds settled down after that frantic start, although they were fortunate that George Boyd rifled wide in an attack that was reminiscent of the opener, with Bamba again caught out as he rushed to clear. Leeds United manager Steve Evans gives his post-match thoughts after his sides defeat to Burnley Whites forward Wood lashed one effort over the crossbar from way out and should have done better when Stuart Dallas cross went over Michael Keane and reached the New Zealander. Carl Lawson Jersey. It was then an unmarked Bamba that was involved in the halfs final chance as he failed to properly connect with a corner sent in by Mustapha Carayol, with the defender punching the air in disappointment as the hosts cleared. Scott Arfield of Burnley celebrates the opening goal against Leeds with his team-mates Steve Evans side were growing into the contest, though, and after Wood smashed another shot over, he was presented with a second-half chance which really should have ended in the equaliser.Lurking behind Ben Mee, the striker reached Carayols cross only to divert it inches past the post with his shoulder.The Clarets needed to rally and they did with a move down the left. Arfield left the ball to the leagues leading marksman Gray and he fired into two Leeds defenders. Burnley manager Sean Dyche gives his thoughts after his sides 1-0 win over Leeds. Gray may have been having an off-day but Woods afternoon turned even worse when he somehow headed wide from six yards out 69 minutes in having been totally unmarked from Charlie Taylors centre.The visitors would not have another decent opening in the last 20 minutes - certainly not one as clear-cut as the chance Burnley substitute Ashley Barnes sent wide from close range in stoppage time - as the Clarets kept their spot at the summit ahead of their final five fixtures. Stitched JerseysCheap Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys 2019 Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys ' ' '