The L.A. Clippers beat the Blazers 113-112 on Tuesday night at the Moda Center, a half earlier McCollum’s three-pointer a minute put the Blazers up by five, but Paul George lead the Clippers storm back and pull out the win. On the Clippers’ side, Leonard was out with right foot soreness. He missed four games last week — three because of the foot.
The Clippers were playing without Kawhi Leonard George also had 11 rebounds for Los Angeles, This is the Clippers’ sixth straight win over the Blazers. CJ McCollum scored 28 points but missed a pullup jumper at the final buzzer for Portland, which didn’t have Lillard for the game. Norman Powell added 23 points.
Carmelo Anthony’s 3-pointer and jumper gave the Blazers a 93-90 lead but before Clippers were up 86-82 heading into the final quarter, Powell’s layup extended it to 101-96 midway through the period.