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Clippers Break Trailblazer’s Winning Streak

The Los Angeles Clippers came into this game off a win against the Wizards and winning 8 of their last 9 games while the Portland Trail Blazers were finally starting to find a groove winning 3 straight games with Carmelo Anthony injected into their roster.

Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers

97

Los Angeles Clippers

117

LA Clippers

There were only 6 lead changes in this game but the first half was very competitive.  The Clippers must have made some genius adjustments during halftime because they looked like a brand new team during the 2nd half and really ran away from the Trail Blazers.  The biggest lead of the night was 24 points and the Clippers ended up winning by 20.

Here is a visual graphic of the game flow thanks to NBA.com:

Trail Blazers vs Clippers game flow graphic

The Clippers were led in scoring by Montrezl Harrell who had 26 points on an extremely efficient 11 of 13 shooting from the field.  Harrell added 9 rebounds,  1 assist,  and 1 steal,  and keep in mind that he did all of this off the bench!

Paul George was next up for the Clippers with 25 points shooting 9 of 14 from the field and wild 6 of 7 from downtown.  George added 4 rebounds and 3 assists but his hot hand from three point range was the main takeaway from his game tonight.

Kawhi Leonard struggled mightily offensively tonight with only 11 points on 3 of 15 shooting from the field and 2 of 5 from downtown.  He did add 9 rebounds,  5 assists,  and 2 steals.

The Trail Blazers were led in scoring by CJ McCollum who had 20 points on 9 of 17 shooting from the field and 2 of 6 from three point range.  McCollum added 3 boards,  3 assists,  and a block.

Hassan Whiteside was next in scoring for Portland with 18 points on 8 of 12 shooting from the field.  Whiteside had a double double with 13 rebounds and a block.

Carmelo Anthony struggled a bit tonight with only 9 points on 2 of 9 shooting from the field.  He added 6 boards,  1 assist,  and 1 steal.

The Trail Blazers 3 game winning streak was broken and they fall to 8-13 on the season while the Clippers win their 2nd straight and advance to 16-6.

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