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Clippers lose heartbreaker in Portland

Trail Blazers prevail 116-112 in overtime

Posted: December 26, 2013 10:51 p.m.
Updated: December 26, 2013 10:51 p.m.

Los Angeles Clipper Chris Paul (right) is guarded by Portland's Damian Lillard on Thursday night in Portland.

 

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 10 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers held on for a 116-112 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.

The Blazers have won seven of their last eight games and they've dropped just two games at home this season.

But the Clippers, playing the second of a back-to-back, mounted a challenge after trailing by as many as 11 points early in the second half. Blake Griffin had 35 points and 11 rebounds, while Chris Paul finished with 34 points and 16 assists.

Portland clung to a 114-112 lead with 13.4 seconds left and padded it with Wesley Matthews' foul shots. Paul missed a 3-point attempt as time ran out.

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