It was an exciting game at the Rose Garden as the Portland Trial Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers battled it out on Thursday night. It was a game between All-Star candidates, and although both Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge have impressive numbers, it was the Blazers that won it 108-93 after regulation time. Portland pressed, and had four out of five starters score in double-digits. L.A.’s defense simply couldn’t contain the offensive onslaught they found on the court. The Blazers shot 56 percent from the field and finished the game on an 18-6 run to net their fourth consecutive win. Odds.
Occupying eighth place of the Western Conference standings, the Trail Blazers [24-20] focused solely on winning. That attitude came from Aldridge, who ignored facing off another All-Star candidate to contribute 28 points 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Wesley Matthews shone through with 28 points as well. Andre Miller all did his part with 15 points and 8 rebounds, while Rudy Fernandez had 17 points, including the last five of the game to seal the victory for his team. Scores.
Portland took the lead in the last minutes of the first half and never gave it back. This win represents the Blazers’ 11th out the last 13 games. That is not bad when you consider the fact that they are playing without Marcus Camby or All-Star Brandon Roy. Las Vegas odds.
The Clippers [15-26] did not provide much on defense, which lead to high scoring on Portland’s part. The lack of D also lead to the end of the team’s three-game winning streak. Griffin did his best to pull Los Angeles forward with 20 points and 18 rebounds. Eric Gordon helped with 35 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists despite a torn ligament in his finger. However in the end, the Clippers lost their fifth consecutive game to Portland in Oregon. For all the latest scores, lines and betting information on the Net, look no further than www.scoresandodds.com.