L.A. Clippers 93, Portland 88

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, January 1, 2012 9:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #62 Brian Forte, #67 John Goble, #49 Tom Washington
Attendance - 19060

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Portland 17 19 16 36 88
L.A. Clippers 21 23 25 24 93

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Portland 3-1 3-0 0-1 L1
L.A. Clippers 2-2 1-1 1-1 W1

Recap

Blake Griffin had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Chris Paul hit a late driving layup to help the Los Angeles Clippers hand Portland its first loss of the season with a 93-88 triumph on Sunday night.

Caron Butler scored 19, Paul had 17 and seven assists, and Mo Williams, starting for the second consecutive game for the injured Chauncey Billups, had 13 points, eight assists and four rebounds.

The Clippers used a big third quarter to lead by as many as 17 before holding off the Trail Blazers.

Portland had won nine of the last 10 games against the Clippers and was seeking its first 4-0 start in 12 seasons.

Sixth man Jamal Crawford led Portland with 23 points. LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and nine rebounds, Nicolas Batum had 15 points and eight rebounds, and Wesley Matthews and Raymond Felton each scored 12.

The Clippers went on an 8-0 run to start the third quarter for a 52-36 lead and built it to 69-52 after three quarters before the Trail Blazers stormed back behind Batum and Crawford.

Griffin gave the Clippers a 90-81 lead but the Trail Blazers again fought back and Crawford's free throws made it 90-86 with 1:57 remaining. Aldridge got Portland to 90-88 but Paul's driving layup gave the Clippers a 92-88 lead with 9.3 seconds left

Top Game Performances

Portland   L.A. Clippers
Jamal Crawford 23 Scoring Blake Griffin 20
Raymond Felton 8 Assists Mo Williams 8
LaMarcus Aldridge 9 Rebounds DeAndre Jordan 11
Jamal Crawford 8 Free Throws Made Blake Griffin 8
Gerald Wallace 3 Steals DeAndre Jordan 3
Marcus Camby 1 Blocks Randy Foye 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Portland 88 42.3 4-15 18-22 20 46 2 9 21
L.A. Clippers 93 48.0 6-24 15-24 25 38 2 11 21

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game at home against Houston. The Clippers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Portland will play their next game on the road against Oklahoma City . The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .667 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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