Lillard leads Blazers over Clippers, 94-84

Damian Lillard scored 12 of his 16 points in the third quarter
to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 94-84 exhibition victory
over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.

Lillard scored nine consecutive points in the period as the
Blazers pulled away after trailing by a point at halftime. Nicolas
Batum scored 14 points and Robin Lopez added nine points and 10
rebounds as Portland built a 17-point lead with less than 10
minutes left in the game.

The Los Angeles bench, led by Darren Collison, cut the deficit
to four points, but Portland finished the game on a 10-2 run.
Collison led all scorers with 31 points and added six assists.

Blake Griffin was the only other Clippers player to score in
double digits, finishing with 18 points and six rebounds in 25
minutes. Chris Paul added seven points and four assists in 30
minutes.