PORTLAND, Ore., March 22 (UPI) -- A big game from LaMarcus Aldridge Friday allowed the Portland Trail Blazers to hold on for a 107-102 decision over the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Clippers shot 56 percent from the field in a losing cause, with Cuttino Mobley scoring 24 points and Josh Powell 21. It was Los Angeles' sixth straight loss.
Portland saw its 12-point lead starting the fourth quarter cut to three early in the period before pulling away.
The teams will play again Saturday in Los Angeles.