PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Wesley Matthews scored seven points during a game-closing 16-3 run Thursday that lifted Portland to a 108-93 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Both Matthews and LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28 points in Portland's fourth straight win.
Portland took a 13-point lead into the fourth period only to see the Clippers close to within two with 4:30 to play. The Trail Blazers then pulled away to halt the three-game Clippers winning streak.
Los Angeles was led by 35 points from Eric Gordon and 20 from Blake Griffin.