Clippers roll past Blazers 111-80, improve to NBA-best 7-1
LOS ANGELES (AP) Blake Griffin had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Chris Paul added 19 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers rolled past the Portland Trail Blazers 111-80 on Wednesday night to improve to an NBA-best 7-1 with their fourth straight win.
It was the Clippers' second victory over the Blazers this season.
This one was never close.
The Clippers stunned Portland from the opening tip, shooting 59 percent in the first quarter. They built a 32-point lead in the first half when Griffin had 17 points.
Los Angeles' bench opened the second quarter on a 14-2 run to go up 50-18 before extending the lead to 61-32 at halftime.
Portland's Damian Lillard, the NBA's second-leading scorer at 32.8 points, was held to eight points. CJ McCollum, who was averaging 22.9 points, also scored eight.