Trail Blazers vs Clippers Saturday, 01/26/13 AT 07:00PM

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  1. Postgame Notes And Quotes: Another Big Triple-Double

    Written by ripcitysarah on Jan 26, 2013

    Nicolas Batum records his second triple-double in a week and Head Coach Terry Stotts, JJ Hickson and Batum talk to the media Continue Reading

  2. Batum Triple-Double, Late Run Help Trail Blazers Beat Clips

    Written by erikgundersen on Jan 26, 2013

    Nicolas Batum's second triple double of the week was finally one he wants to count. The Trail Blazers (22-21) outlasted Continue Reading

  3. Trail Blazers Face Clippers In First Of Home-And-Home

    Written by erikgundersen on Jan 26, 2013

    The Trail Blazers (21-21) take on the Los Angeles Clippers (32-12) tonight for the second time this season. The game will Continue Reading

  4. LaMarcus Aldridge Named To 2013 NBA Western Conference All-Star Team

    Written by trailblazers on Jan 24, 2013

    Portland Trail Blazers forward/center LaMarcus Aldridge was named a 2013 NBA All-Star reserve by a vote of Western Conference Continue Reading

  5. Trail Blazers, Banfield Pet Hospital Team Up For Fourth Annual Pet Appreciation Night

    Written by trailblazers on Jan 24, 2013

    The Portland Trail Blazers will host the fourth annual Pet Appreciation Night presented by Banfield Pet Hospital, benefiting Continue Reading

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Trail Blazers Vs Clippers Game Thread


The Oregonian's Mike Tokito reports that the Clippers' superstar, Chris Paul, is likely out for their next two games, including this one against the Trail Blazers. That would likely mean that Damian Lillard will face off against Eric Bledsoe the majority of the game, which will be no easy task. But, don't it get twisted, there's a big difference between having to run a team and defend a player of CP3's caliber then doing so against the young Bledsoe. The Clips are also 3-1 without their floor general on the season so hopefully the Trail Blazers don't overlook LAC if Paul isn't available for action. It's been well documented throughout the season that our Blazers like to play to the level of their competition. If it is indeed Bledsoe that Lillard will be up against, watch out for the quick fouls. Bledsoe is quick with the dribble and unafraid of taking it hard to the rack. Dame needs to play off him a bit and force him to hit outside shots before giving up the drive. On offense, Damian should look for his shot early, much as he did against Indiana, and get to the rack. Even against the tall timbers the Pacers provided, Lillard was still able to slice and dice his way to multiple And-1's. If he can do the same, chances look good for another victory.

So Rip City, what are your keys to victory?Continue>>>

My Starting 5

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Player Pts Ast RB
#12   LaMarcus Aldridge 12 3 6
#88   Nicolas Batum 20 12 10
#8   Luke Babbitt 0 0 0
#2   Wesley Matthews 18 2 1
#4   Nolan Smith 0 0 0
#21   J.J. Hickson 15 2 7
#0   Damian Lillard 20 2 0
#11   Meyers Leonard 6 1 4
#5   Will Barton 5 0 3
#18   Victor Claver 0 0 0
#19   Joel Freeland 0 0 0
#1   Jared Jeffries 2 0 1
#24   Ronnie Price 3 1 0
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