When moving to Portland, the Clippers have equal game with their opponent before cracking in any end game.
In the first quarter, the Clippers will have up to seven point lead (13-20) with the firing of Austin Rivers. But a 8-0 Blazers allows them to board ahead 21-20, before the period ends with a 23-23 score of parity. Both teams go blow for blow in the second quarter, Blake Griffin (21 points, 7 assists, 7 rebounds) scoring a good first half. 25-24 for premises in the first quarter-time which lead to one point at halftime 48-47.
On resumption, Portland gets ahead and widening the gap to 13 points (63-56) before the Clippers do not react in the last 5 minutes of the third quarter-time and repass in front 72-73 on March 1 points Jamal Crawford (20 points on 1/7, 5/8 to 3 points). The Blazers led by 2 points at the start of the last 12 minutes 75-73. Both teams are again neck and neck (90-87 at 3’15), before Damian Lillard will fit two 3 points. The gap of 10 points (101-91) without the Clippers did manage to reverse the game (12-4 in 3 minutes). The game ends on two free throws by McCollum and a score of 102-91. Luc Mbah a Moute (10 ‘, 2 points, 4 rebounds) and Clippers enchainent one second defeat and now have as many wins as losses (6/6).
Match next Sunday November 22 facing the Toronto Raptors.