Clippers beat Trail Blazers 107-101 for Rivers' 900th win

Paola Ditto
Novembre 8, 2019

They are coming off a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in a game that Kawhi Leonard sat out, and will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Trailblazers, which will snap their losing streak and give them their third win in their last four games.@Jmyke1 is touting a league-best 54.8 3P% (min. 25 3PA) so far this season. "Lou also made a big 3 for us", Leonard said. He is also averaging five rebounds and 7.3 assists per game.

The Clippers rallied from eight points down early in the fourth, taking their first lead on Leonard's basket.

"Well, he looked well-rested", Portland head coach Terry Stotts said of Leonard, who also scored 18 points in the fourth quarter of a win over Utah on November 3.

Perhaps no series summed up the sloppiness more than a 15-second stretch with less than three minutes remaining in the first half, when McCollum bricked a 13-foot pull-up jumper, Whiteside had consecutive shots at the rim blocked, Lillard missed a technical free throw and Whiteside was whistled for a travel, ending the disgusting Blazers run in fitting fashion: with a turnover.

Meanwhile, Leonard made 6 of 10 shots and all six of his free throw attempts, and grabbed six of his rebounds in the quarter. Like I said, I don't read into it.

The Blazers regained the lead in the third, outscoring the Clippers 36-23. "Surprised the foot made it up that high", said the 6-foot-8 Patterson. "I didn't do it on goal.". Sportsbooks list the Clippers as 5.5-point home favorites, holding steady from the opener, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 231 in the latest Clippers vs. Blazers odds.

Portland was able to stay close despite shooting 32 percent from the floor compared 38.3 percent for Los Angeles in the first half.

Clippers: Leonard went over 3,000 rebounds in his career, while Ivica Zubac went over 700 boards.

Rivers got doused by Montrezl Harrell in the postgame locker room to celebrate his milestone.

Recent head-to-head history favours the Trail Blazers, who are seeking to win their sixth successive road match against Rivers' outfit. "The players are the most important".

But in the end, Williams delivered the Clippers an impressive win with a couple clutch last-minute shots.

To celebrate the franchise's 50th anniversary, the Clippers wore Buffalo Braves-styled orange and black trimmed jerseys representing their years in NY state from 1970-78. The Blazers also are marking 50 years in existence.

Trail Blazers: Host the Brooklyn Nets on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) in the second game of a back-to-back, their second of the season.

After the National Basketball Association said the Clippers were compliant with league rules in holding Leonard out of Wednesday's nationally televised game against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks, Rivers said before that game that Leonard "feels great", that there was no reason to be concerned and that the team must make sure Leonard stays feeling great.

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