L.A. Clippers 96, Portland 83

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, January 27, 2013 9:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #18 Matt Boland, #24 Mike Callahan, #66 Haywoode Workman
Attendance - 19060

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Portland 27 23 12 21 83
L.A. Clippers 33 22 23 18 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Portland 22-22 15-8 7-14 L1
L.A. Clippers 33-13 20-5 13-8 W1

Recap

Clippers 96, Trail Blazers 83: Blake Griffin had 23 points and nine assists as Los Angeles defeated Portland to end a four-game losing skid.

Caron Butler scored 12 points and Eric Bledsoe tallied 10 as the Clippers played without point guard Chris Paul (knee) for the fourth straight game. Los Angeles also avenged Saturday’s 101-100 loss in the front end of the home-and-home, a contest in which the Trail Blazers scored the final 10 points.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Damian Lillard scored 16 points and J.J. Hickson added 15 for Portland.

Griffin scored Los Angeles’ final 11 points of the first half for a 55-50 lead at the break. Willie Green’s 3-pointer gave the Clippers a 10-point lead less than a minute into the third quarter and a 10-2 surge later in the stanza made it 74-59 with three minutes left.

A 3-pointer by Lillard pulled the Trail Blazers within 84-71 with 8:06 to play. Matt Barnes followed with back-to-back hoops and a layup by Ronny Turiaf gave Los Angeles a 19-point lead with 6:22 remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Griffin racked up 19 assists in the back-to-back games with the Trail Blazers. … Portland was 3-of-15 from 3-point range and committed 19 turnovers. … Los Angeles had a 56-24 edge in points in the paint.

Top Game Performances

Portland   L.A. Clippers
LaMarcus Aldridge 21 Scoring Blake Griffin 23
Nicolas Batum 8 Assists Blake Griffin 9
LaMarcus Aldridge 11 Rebounds Lamar Odom 13
J.J. Hickson 5 Free Throws Made Blake Griffin 5
Wesley Matthews 3 Steals Caron Butler 2
LaMarcus Aldridge 1 Blocks Matt Barnes 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Portland 83 43.9 3-15 22-29 28 39 4 9 19
L.A. Clippers 96 51.2 6-17 6-9 33 37 2 8 13

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Clippers have a W/L % of .848 after a win and .385 after a loss.
  • Portland will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .455 after a loss.