TORONTO — Jamal Crawford had a season-high 37 points and 11 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers overcame Terrence Ross' 51 points to beat the Toronto Raptors 126-118 on Saturday night.
Ross matched Vince Carter's franchise record set 14 years ago and nearly doubled his previous career high of 26 points against Portland on Jan. 2, 2013.
The second-year guard connected on 16 of 29 field goal attempts, made 10 of 17 from 3-point range and went 9 for 10 at the free throw line. But he missed his final foul shot with 4 seconds left, failing to top the 51 points Carter scored in a 103-102 win over Phoenix on Feb. 27, 2000.
Ross' big night wasn't enough for the Raptors, though.
Blake Griffin scored 30 points and J.J. Redick had 18 as the Clippers won for the 10th time in 13 games and snapped a four-game losing streak in Toronto. Los Angeles improved to 8-3 without star guard Chris Paul, sidelined with a separated shoulder.
Darren Collison added 12 points and Matt Barnes 11 for the Clippers.
Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and 12 rebounds, Kyle Lowry added 11 points and 12 assists, and DeMar DeRozan scored 10 points before leaving with a foot injury as the Raptors lost for the first time in three games.
DeRozan sprained his left foot when he landed awkwardly on Hedo Turkoglu's leg after attempting a jump shot with 7:53 remaining in the second quarter. DeRozan stayed in the game but was replaced with 2:58 left in the half and headed to the locker room for treatment. He started the third, but left again at 10:06 and did not return.
Bothered by back spasms, Redick was limited to two points in 4 minutes of action in the first half but returned to shoot 6 of 11 in the second half.
Toronto led 107-106 on an alley-oop dunk by Valanciunas at 6:36 of the fourth. After a Clippers timeout, Redick hit a 3-pointer, Collison made a jumper and Redick connected again, putting Los Angeles up 113-107 with 5:09 remaining.
Valanciunas stopped the run by making one of two at the line, but Griffin hit back-to-back jumpers to put Los Angeles up 117-108 with 3:56 to go.
Ross matched a Raptors record for 3-pointers in a quarter by making five in the first, including a buzzer-beater that gave Toronto a 37-36 lead after one. Crawford had 11 points in the first and Griffin scored 10 for Los Angeles.
Ross made two more from beyond the arc in the second, setting a team record for 3-pointers in a half, but Crawford had 15 points for the Clippers, who led 71-65 at halftime.
Los Angeles started the second half with a 6-0 run and led 77-65 when DeRozan checked out, but the Raptors reeled off nine straight points to cut it to 77-74 at 6:47, causing Clippers coach Doc Rivers to call a timeout.
After the stoppage, Toronto took the lead on back-to-back dunks by Ross, who electrified the crowd with a putback of Lowry's 3-point miss, then capped a 13-0 Raptors run with an alley-oop from Lowry, putting Toronto up 78-77 at 5:54.
Ross had 13 points in the third and finished the quarter with a flourish, beating the buzzer with his eighth 3 to tie it at 93 heading to the fourth.
NOTES: Crawford's career high is 52 points, set Jan. 26, 2007, against Miami. ... Donyell Marshall holds the Toronto record for 3-pointers in a game, hitting 12 against Philadelphia on March 13, 2005. .. Marshall (2005) and Damon Stoudemire (1996) are the other Raptors players to make five 3-pointers in a quarter. ... Six of Toronto's next nine games are on the road. They're 11-11 away from home this season. ... Actor Laurence Fishburne attended the game. ... Rap duo Tag Team performed at halftime.