Portland Trail Blazers (16-13) vs Los Angeles Clippers (17-12) Live | NBA Basketball | Monday, December 17, 2018 at 10:30 pm at STAPLES Center
The road was not favorable for the Portland Trail Blazers, but an impressive home win on Friday could be the boost the team needs before the Los Angeles Clippers visit on Monday. The Trail Blazers defeated the Toronto 128th Raptors (128-122), the best in the NBA, by avoiding a third consecutive loss.
Portland suffered a six-game road slide and scored 83 points, the lowest of the season, in Memphis on Wednesday, before making a brief stop in the northwest and illuminating the scoreboard. “Obviously, it was a very good win against a very good team,” Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “I felt very proud of our bank, they played incredibly, I was happy for them, it was difficult lately and they had a lot of paces, a lot of energy, they played well together, they played with confidence, to say the least, that made the difference in the game.” The Clippers are in freefall with three consecutive losses and five of their last six games, but they start a three-game family game against Portland and showed some spark in a loss in Oklahoma City on Saturday.
Television: 10:30 ET, NBCS Northwest (Portland), FS Prime Ticket (Los Angeles)
Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers: Odds
LINE: Clippers -2 Over/Under: 219
Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers: News
THE TRAIL BLAZERS (16-13):
Striker Zach Collins dominated four reserves with two digits with 16 points and the five joint bankers scored 22 of 36 points on Friday. “I think it was just our energy,” said goalkeeper Nik Stauskas, who scored 13 points. “We were moving the ball from one side to the other, we were making tight cuts, I think the most important thing was that we had stopped on the defensive side and we could go out in the transition.” without having to play so many games, I think that when we are more efficient, that is what we call playing. “I think that the more we can do that, the more we can be effective.” The bank was so good that no starter had more than victory 29 minutes from Damian Lillard.
THE CLIPPERS (17-12):
Los Angeles lost a total of 62 points against Toronto and San Antonio before facing the Thunder in a loss on Saturday 110-104. The Clippers shot 50.7% of the ground, including 13 of the 25 in a distance of 3 points, and three players scored at least 20 points on the reverse. “Seeing the entrance of the ball for a bunch of guys tonight was also a good sign of the confidence we’ve lost for some time,” Tobias Harris told reporters. “I thought that in the team everyone, including myself, we had too many turnovers, we just let the referees contact us and we let that interrupt our coldness in which we have to be better.” We are going to cut some of them. In general, it would have been a good game for us. ”
Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers: Betting
- Trail Blazers C Jusuf Nurkic is 5-for-30 from the frame in the last two games.
- SG Lou Williams (Hamstring) Clippers should miss his fourth straight game.
- The teams divided the first two games, Los Angeles won 104-100 in Portland in the last match of November 25.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers: Prediction
Trail Blazers 116, Clippers 108