Recap - Clippers Defeat Portland 93-77
|Recap - Clippers Defeat Portland 93-77|
Los Angeles got 22 points from Caron Butler en route to a 93-77 victory over Portland on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.
The match was decisive in favor of Los Angeles, but bettors saw the game push as the margin of victory was the same as the closing point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 205.5.
Los Angeles got 16 points from Blake Griffin and another 10 points from DeAndre Jordan. Chris Paul contributed 11 assists, while Lamar Odom cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
Portland got 17 points from Will Barton in a losing cause and another 13 points from Joel Freeland. Damian Lillard contributed 8 assists for the Trail Blazers, while J.J. Hickson had 6 rebounds.
The Clippers hit the break leading 54-37 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Los Angeles as they grabbed 51 boards, while Portland only had 33.
Next game, Los Angeles takes its act on the road to face Sacramento looking for another win. For Portland, they head home to face Golden State.