(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Clippers still didn’t have Chris Paul back in the lineup, but they had enough to stop their losing streak.
The Clippers busted out of a four-game slide by defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 96-83 on Sunday at the Staples Center.
Paul missed his fourth straight game with a knee cap injury, but his replacement Eric Bledsoe had 10 points, five assists and five rebounds.
Los Angeles (33-13) lost a tight game to the Blazers the night before, but were able to pull away late in this one thanks to a 23-12 advantage in the third quarter.
Blake Griffin had 23 points and nine assists for the Clippers, despite not playing the entire fourth quarter.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 11 assists for Portland (22-22).
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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