Crazy night at Staples Center with a suspense game from beginning to end facing the Blazers. With a max of 9 difference for the Clippers and +7 for the Blazers, both teams were also held in rebounds (47 against 41), and equal to 2 points (50%). Los Angeles could count on Chris Paul (25 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists), Jamal Crawford (25 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists), DeAndre Jordan (12 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists) and JJ Redick, who registered the basket of the victory at the buzzer!
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) 25 mars 2016
After a balanced first quarter (18-21), the Clippers have taken the lead with a shot from Jordan in the second (36-35). After a 16-4 in 5 minutes, LA wins the second quarter-time and 28-18 leads at halftime 46-39.
Portland quickly rebuilt its delay after the break and Lillard has 3 points allows his men to board in front 48-50 after a 11-2 start to the third quarter. Both teams are at some points until the end of the third quarter (19-26), and Allen Crabbe 3-point equates to 65-65 at the start of the last quarter. After 11 minutes in which neither team makes the hole, everything is played in the final. Lillard succeeded his 3 points (91-94 at 00’24 « ) before Crawford enters his (94-94 at 00’11 »). After a final time-out Clippers to 00’02 « Redick stands out and makes a successful jump shot at the buzzer! 96-94 victory over the wire!