Portland takes on Los Angeles for conference showdown

Ruben Hill
November 8, 2019

The Portland Trail Blazers travel to California to take on the Los Angeles Clippers in a west coast battle.

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Leonard has averaged 29.3 points per game and 7.3 rebounds in his six matches and the Clippers are 5-1 in that run when he is in the team. Portland has lost 2 in a row, including a 127-118 loss on the road to the Golden State Warriors.

Lillard is third in the National Basketball Association standings for points per match at 31.1 and has also contributed 7.3 assists per game. CJ McCollum is averaging 20.7 points and 3.6 assists per game, while Hassan Whiteside is averaging 14.3 points and 12 rebounds per game. The Trail Blazers shot 44% from the floor and 32% from behind the arch. Portland had 16 assists on 47 made shots, while only committing 6 turnovers.

Los Angeles Clippers will look to continue their fine start to the National Basketball Association season when they host Portland Trail Blazers at the Staples Center. Harrell also pulled down 13 rebounds, which gave him a double-double on the night.

The NBA fined the club $50,000 on Thursday, one day after Rivers told media (per Clutch Points) that star forward Kawhi Leonard "feels great" even though he was missing Wednesday's nationally televised home game vs. the Bucks.

The Clippers have also played well on the defensive end, but they have struggled when Leonard is not in the lineup. The Clippers had 19 turnovers in the loss.

Trail Blazers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.

Clippers Trying To Snap Two-Game Losing Streak To TrailblazersThe Clippers haven't had a lot of success against Portland in recent games and have dropped their last two contests to the Trailblazers.

The Trail Blazers have done well ATS when playing the Clippers in L.A. The Trail Blazers are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in L.A. However, the Trail Blazers will be without Zach Collins in this one.

Leonard, who was the NBA Finals MVP last season during the Toronto Raptors' maiden title win, already sat out Los Angeles' loss to the Utah Jazz on October 30 due to a slight knee problem. The team is giving up 128 points per game in its last two games and will need to play significantly better to get past the Clippers on Thursday.

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