Clippers had 3-1 edge over Portland, but that was regular season

DeAndre Jordan has 23 and 20 as Clippers down Mavericks

DeAndre Jordan of the Clippers, left, goes against Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks/Associated Press file photo


The Clippers lost to Portland in their first game this season, but defeated the Trail Blazers the final three for a 3-1 season edge. That doesn’t necessarily mean the Clippers will have additional confidence when they square off with Portland in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. Game 1 is Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at Staples Center.

“We’re confident,” Clippers center DeAndre Jordan said. “But it’s different in the playoffs. You have to go win games on the road. It’s a different environment. It’s tougher. But I feel like when we’re a healthy team, we can beat anybody. We have so much depth now, it’s going to be fun.”