LaMarcus Aldridge led the Trail Blazers (22-22) with a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds. Unfortunately, 19 turnovers and 12-point third quarter was too much to come back from as they fell to the Clippers (33-13) 96-83. It was clear from the opening tip which team had lost the night before. The Clippers were the aggressors on both ends, getting into the chest of Portland's players on defense and getting to the rack on the offensive end. However, the Trail Blazers seemed unfazed in the first half with the pressure from the Clippers on both ends. They stayed with them, taking leads at times.
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