The Los Angeles Clippers have lost two in a row after winning their season opener in Oakland; they'll welcome the Portland Trail Blazers tonight at the Staples Center, looking to pull back to .500 for the season. The Clipps will have their hands full, as the Blazers have started off the season hot, winning all three of their games and scoring over 100 points in all of them. Blake Griffin has led the Clippers in points in their first three games, which includes a double double last game, but it's going to take more than Griffin and Chris Paul to shut down the hot Blazers.
This is the second home game for the Clippers in a four game homestand. They'll welcome the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, and then the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. Both of those games will be broadcast nationally on NBA TV, as well as Fox Sports which will also broadcast tonight's game.
DeAndre Jordan going up against ex-Clipper Marcus Camby will be an important matchup tonight. Camby is known as a defensive center, and the Clippers only true center is averaging about nine points per game. The Clipps have three guards and two forwards averaging double digit points, but a defensive center like Camby can shut down the game in the paint if his defensive assignment isn't a true scoring threat.
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