NBA: Los Angeles Clippers 74, Portland 71

Feb. 17, 2012 at 1:46 AM

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Blake Griffin had 21 points and 14 rebounds Wednesday and the Los Angeles Clippers came back from an 18-point third-quarter deficit to beat Portland 74-71.

Mo Williams finished with 17 points and six rebounds and Chris Paul had 13 points to go with six rebounds in the Clippers' fourth win in their last five games.


Nicolas Batum and Jamal Crawford each scored 19, and Wesley Matthews scored 16 for the Trail Blazers, who lost for the third time in four games. Raymond Felton was held scoreless on 0-for-7 shooting from the field in 24 minutes of action.

LA held Portland to 17 points in the third quarter and 11 in the fourth.

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