The Los Angeles Clippers have a challenging schedule ahead of them this week, with games against three playoff teams. They travel to Portland Tuesday night to face the Trail Blazers, return home Wednesday to battle the Miami Heat, then host the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday. Here are the relevant details of Tuesday's contest in Portland:
Records: Clippers (4-2); Blazers (6-2)
Location: The Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
Time: 7 p.m.
TV: Prime Ticket
Offensive Efficiency: Clippers, 109.3 points per 100 possessions (second in NBA); Blazers 103.8 (13th)
Defensive Efficiency: Blazers 97.8 (fourth); Clippers 105.7 (24th)
Streaks: The Clippers have won their last three games, but have also lost their last five games in Portland, with their last win at the Rose Garden a 117-109 double-overtime victory on December 12, 2008. Meanwhile, the Blazers are 5-0 in Portland this season.
Previous Meeting: The Clippers beat the Blazers 93-88 at Staples Center on January 1. Los Angeles managed to hold Gerald Wallace to zero points on 0-of-5 shooting. Wallace also only had one point on 0-for-6 shooting in Friday's loss in Phoenix. Wallace has averaged 19.8 points in Portland's six wins, and has one total point in their two losses.
Lofty Air: At 4-2, the Clippers are two games over .500 for the first time since November 7, 2007, when they opened the season 4-0.
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