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.