Clippers school the Blazers 103-90

Clippers school the Blazers 103-90

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by Associated Press

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Posted on November 9, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 9 at 8:41 AM

PORTLAND -- Jamal Crawford scored 25 points and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Portland Trail Blazers for a 103-90 victory last night.

De'Andre Jordan and Chris Paul had 21 points apiece for the Clippers, who led by 25 in the first half. Los Angeles improved to 4-2 in its first game away from Staples Center.

Nicolas Batum  had 23 points and nine rebounds for the Blazers, who mounted a second-half challenge but ultimately couldn't catch up.

Portland closed to 86-82 on Meyers Leonard's alley-oop dunk from Batum in the fourth quarter, but the rally fizzled and Paul sent fans streaming for the doors when his jumper with 2:51 left extended the lead to 98-85.
 

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