Preview | Clippers vs. Trail Blazers

by Travis Reder

Matchup: LA Clippers (39-29) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (40-26)
Location: STAPLES Center
Time: 7:30PM PST
Watch & Listen: Fox Sports Prime Ticket & AM 570 LA Sports

After scoring a season-high 140 points on Monday against the Celtics, the Clippers go for their sixth straight victory as they host the Blazers.

The Clippers have won nine of their last twelve games, posting the fourth-best net rating in the NBA during that timeframe.

Williams Sets Record

Lou Williams scored 34 points against the Celtics, passing Dell Curry to become the top bench scorer in NBA history. He became just the fourth player in the past 35 seasons to score 34 or more points off the bench in consecutive games – Williams scored 40 points Friday night against the Thunder.

Opponent Outlook

The Trail Blazers come into Tuesday night having won seven of their last 10 games. Their dynamic backcourt of Damian Lillard (26.1 points per game) and C.J. McCollum (21.2 points per game) lead the charge, and center Jusuf Nurkić (15.3 points and 10.2 rebounds per game) has provided the team with a reliable third option.

Injury Report

Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) is out.

Rodney Hood (hip) and Evan Turner (knee) are both day-to-day.


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