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PORTLAND -- LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 10 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers prevailed for a 116-112 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday night.

The Blazers have won seven of their last eight games.

The Clippers mounted a challenge after trailing by as many as 11 points early in the second half.

Portland clung to a 114-112 lead with 13.4 seconds left and padded it with Wesley Matthews' foul shots.

Photos: Blazers beat Clippers 116-112 in OT

Chris Paul mailed a 21 foot shot from the corner with 9.3 seconds left abut then he missed a 17 footer to send the game int overtime.

The Blazers prevailed in OT. This is the first of three meetings between the two teams this season.

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The Trail Blazers, who can notch their best 29-game start since going 26-3 in 1990-91, are led by the one-two scoring punch of LaMarcus Aldridge and last season's rookie of the year, Damian Lillard.

I didn't know that this would happen going into Christmas but it feels good, said Lillard, averaging 33.7 points in his last three games after he had 29 in Saturday's 110-107 win over New Orleans.

Lillard's backup, Mo Williams, sat out Monday's practice with a bruised right hip and his status is uncertain.

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