Five things to take from Clippers’ 109-98 victory at Portland

Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) blocks the shot of Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

DeAndre Jordan of the Clippers, 6, blocks the shot or Portland’s Maurice Harkless during the first half of the Clippers’ 109-98 victory Wednesday night at Portland/AP photo by Steve Sykes

 

– The Clippers (23-13) have now won seven consecutive games. The past six of those victories have come without the services of leading scorer Blake Griffin (partially torn left quad tendon). Impressive, to be sure.

Chris Paul had a terrific game. He not only led the Clippers with 21 points, but he doled out 19 assists. His career-high is 21, accomplished in a Nov. 6, 2007 game against the Lakers when he was with New Orleans/Oklahoma City.

DeAndre Jordan scored 14 points and pulled down 14 rebounds for his sixth consecutive double-double, the longest active streak in the league.

– Thirty-eight-year-old Paul Pierce came through with 17 points and made 5 of 6 from 3-point range. Over his past three games, Pierce is shooting 56.2 percent (9 of 16) from beyond the arc.

– Reserve guard Austin Rivers scored 16 points on 7 of 10 from the field. Over his previous four games he has scored 22, 9, 26 and 16 points on 28 of 46 (60.8 percent) – 11 of 17 (64.7 percent) from 3-point range. Rivers was 2 of 2 from long-distance in this game, and the Clippers shot 47.8 (11 of 23) overall from there.

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  • council

    crawford has way too much playing time and thus hurting the team. lance would have provided more hustle, rebound, D and assists if doc would be as tolerant w/him as he always is with jamal.

    • 49erMcKay

      Wtf? 7 Game win streak idiot. Lay off the 40oz in the AM please. ..