PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Blake Griffin done a 3-pointer as time lapsed and a Los Angeles Clippers remained dominant with a 104-103 feat over a Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night.
Griffin, who scored 16 of his 25 points during a fourth quarter, got a round on a left side of a building and strike a 3-pointer only inside a line, a game’s sixth lead change during a final dual minutes.
DeAndre Jordan had 7 points and 18 rebounds for Los Angeles, that during 4-0 is one of dual dominant teams remaining in a NBA. Danilo Gallinari and Austin Rivers had 16 points every for a Clippers.
Damian Lillard scored 14 of his 25 points during a third entertain for Portland (3-2). C.J. McCollum had 23 points, though missed one of dual giveaway throws with 5 seconds remaining that could have given a Blazers a three-point lead.
All 5 Portland starters scored in double figures. Ed Davis had 10 rebounds.
Neither group led by some-more than 5 points in a fourth entertain was a parsimonious conflict where conjunction group led by some-more than 5 points. Portland wiped out an 89-84 necessity when a clear-path tainted led to a five-point possession for Al-Farouq Aminu.
Griffin gave a Clippers a 101-100 lead with a notation to play, though McCollum put a Blazers in front when he strike an uncontested 12-foot jumper with 44 seconds remaining. Following an descent tainted by Rivers with 5 seconds left, McCollum done 1 of 2 giveaway throws, opening a doorway for Griffin’s winner.
The Clippers never trailed in a initial half after Gallinari strike dual giveaway throws for a 14-13 lead. Portland’s sharpened problems were partial of a issue, as a Blazers strike only 10 of their initial 35 shots.
The Blazers sealed within dual points twice during a second quarter, though Los Angeles always had an answer. The Clippers outscored Portland 9-3 during a final 3 mins to take a 62-53 halftime lead.
Clippers: With ensure Milos Teodosic out indefinitely (plantar fascia/right foot), there’s regard about Los Angeles starters logging complicated minutes. The Clippers’ starters played 190 of 240 mins in Tuesday’s win over Utah, and 184 opposite Portland. . Los Angeles authorised a top indicate sum of a season. The Clippers came into a diversion giving adult an NBA-low 88.0 points per game. . Griffin has led a Clippers in scoring during their initial 4 games.
Blazers: Forward Meyers Leonard sat out after spraining his right ankle during Wednesday’s practice. . Portland has mislaid 7 uninterrupted games to a Clippers . Before a game, Lillard was respected as a 2016-17 Magic Johnson Award winner, given by a Professional Basketball Writers Association to a actor who total on-court opening with grace and team-work in traffic with a open and media.
Clippers: Hosts Detroit on Saturday to open a five-game homestand.
Blazers: Hosts Phoenix on Saturday. Portland kick a Suns 124-76 in a deteriorate opener.