The Los Angeles Clippers and the Toronto Raptors played their first preseason game today. Today's game drew attention with the new roster of the Los Angeles Clippers that feature Patrick Beverly, Danilo Gallinari, Lou Williams, and Milos Teodosic. Gallinari and Griffin had a great game but it was not enough to beat the red-hot Toronto Raptors.

Clippers new players shine in loss against Toronto

The Clippers had a number of new players this offseason as a result of the Cris Paul trade. They acquired Patrick Beverly, Milos Teodosic, Lou Williams, and Danilo Gallinari.

All of them suited up for their debut game with Clippers against the Toronto Raptors. Danilo Gallinari had a great game with 17 points, three rebounds, and one assist while shooting 33.3 percent from the field and 83.3 percent from the Free Throw Line (10/12).

Patrick Beverly also showed his offensive skills by registering 14 points, two rebounds, two assists, and one steal, while shooting 66.7 percent from the field and from the three-point line. Milos Teodosic was acquired by the Los Angeles Clippers to be a floor general and that was exactly what he did today as he dished out eight assists in today's preseason game. And Lou Williams shows his scoring prowess by contributing 17 points, four rebounds, six assists, and two steals while shooting 44.4 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free throw line.

Griffin starts preseason with huge game

Griffin battled a number of injuries last season but now he has an additional burden on his shoulder with Chris Paul's departure. The franchise will now look to Blake Griffin to lead the Los Angeles Clippers this upcoming season. Griffin started the offseason with a great game by contributing 18 points, three rebounds, and one assist while shooting 60 percent from the field, 40 percent from the three-point line, and 80 percent from the charity stripe (4/5).

Toronto showcases team basketball in preseason game

The Toronto Raptors are looking to make a run this year especially with the east being weak this season. They may not have enough star power to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers but they do have a chance if they can play precise and exact team basketball, just like they did today.

The Raptors shared the ball in their win against the Clippers with seven players scoring double digits and the entire team shooting 50 percent from the field. Kyle Lowry leads all scorers with 17 points on 3/5 shooting and hitting eight free throws. Jonas Valenciunas also had a great game with ten points and ten rebounds.