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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- LA CLIPPERS 38 17 24 21 100 PORTLAND 20 25 32 30 107 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: LAC - MAURICE TAYLOR 23, TROY HUDSON 22, LAMAR ODOM 16 POR - ARVYDAS SABONIS 23, STEVE SMITH 17, TWO PLAYERS WITH 15

HIGH REBOUND: LAC - LAMAR ODOM 7, THREE PLAYERS WITH 5 POR - RASHEED WALLACE 13, BRIAN GRANT 6

HIGH ASSISTS: LAC - LAMAR ODOM 6, DEREK ANDERSON 5 POR - DAMON STOUDAMIRE 7, SCOTTIE PIPPEN 6

ATT: 20,310


Extended Box

LA CLIPPERS (100) AT PORTLAND (107)

LA CLIPPERS REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

ODOM F 45 6-14 2-2 3 4 7 6 3 1 1 16 TAYLOR F 40 11-19 1-2 1 4 5 1 2 4 4 23 CLOSS C 12 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 ANDERSON G 40 7-14 0-0 2 3 5 5 6 3 1 14 HUDSON G 39 7-15 2-2 0 1 1 4 1 1 1 22 OLOWOKANDI 28 4-8 2-2 2 3 5 0 6 0 2 10 SKINNER 11 2-3 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 PIATKOWSKI 20 5-11 0-0 2 2 4 3 4 0 1 11 JONES 5 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 AVENT DNP - COACH'S DECISION MURDOCK DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE NESBY DNP - CRACKED RIGHT BIG TOE

TOTALS 240 42-85 7-8 11 18 29 19 25 10 11 100 (.494) (.875) TEAM REBS: 2 TOTAL TO: 14(22 PTS)

PORTLAND REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

PIPPEN F 30 3-5 2-2 0 4 4 6 1 0 2 9 WALLACE F 37 6-12 3-4 5 8 13 4 1 0 4 15 SABONIS C 23 9-9 5-6 1 2 3 0 2 1 2 23 SMITH G 27 5-7 6-6 1 1 2 0 1 0 2 17 STOUDAMIRE G 30 2-8 2-2 2 0 2 7 1 0 2 6 ONEAL 15 1-4 2-2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 4 ANTHONY 20 3-5 0-0 0 3 3 3 2 1 0 7 WELLS 14 2-9 2-2 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 6 B GRANT 20 2-2 1-2 2 4 6 1 1 0 1 5 SCHREMPF 24 3-7 9-10 1 2 3 2 2 0 1 15 AUGMON DNP - FLU KLEINE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 36-68 32-36 13 26 39 26 13 4 16 107 (.529) (.889) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 16(15 PTS)

LA CLIPPERS 38 17 24 21 - 100 PORTLAND 20 25 32 30 - 107

BLOCKED SHOTS: LA CLIPPERS - OLOWOKANDI 3. PORTLAND - WALLACE, SCHREMPF, WELLS, ONEAL, SMITH. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: LA CLIPPERS 9-20 (.450), ODOM 2-3, ANDERSON 0-2, HUDSON 6-11, PIATKOWSKI 1-3, JONES 0-1. PORTLAND 3-10 (.300), PIPPEN 1-3, SMITH 1-1, STOUDAMIRE 0-1, ANTHONY 1-2, WELLS 0-2, SCHREMPF 0-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: HUE HOLLINS, LEON WOOD, JIM CLARK. A - 20,310. T - 2:17.


Box Score

LA CLIPPERS (100) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Odom 45 6-14 2-2 3-7 6 3 16 Taylor 40 11-19 1-2 1-5 1 2 23 Closs 12 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 2 0 Anderson 40 7-14 0-0 2-5 5 6 14 Hudson 39 7-15 2-2 0-1 4 1 22 Olowokandi 28 4-8 2-2 2-5 0 6 10 Skinner 11 2-3 0-0 1-1 0 1 4 Piatkowski 20 5-11 0-0 2-4 3 4 11 Jones 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Avent DNP - coach's decision Murdock DNP - sprained left ankle Nesby DNP - cracked right big toe _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 42-85 7-8 11-29 19 25 100 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.494, FT-.875. 3-Point Goals: 9-20, .450 (Odom 2-3, Anderson 0-2, Hudson 6-11, Piatkowski 1-3, Jones 0-1). Team rebounds: 2. Blocked shots: 3 (Olowokandi 3). Turnovers: 14 (Taylor 4, Olowokandi 2, Anderson, Closs, Hudson, Odom, Piatkowski). Steals: 10 (Taylor 4, Anderson 3, Hudson, Jones, Odom).

PORTLAND (107) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Pippen 30 3-5 2-2 0-4 6 1 9 Wallace 37 6-12 3-4 5-13 4 1 15 Sabonis 23 9-9 5-6 1-3 0 2 23 Smith 27 5-7 6-6 1-2 0 1 17 Stoudamire 30 2-8 2-2 2-2 7 1 6 Oneal 15 1-4 2-2 1-2 1 0 4 Anthony 20 3-5 0-0 0-3 3 2 7 Wells 14 2-9 2-2 0-1 2 2 6 B Grant 20 2-2 1-2 2-6 1 1 5 Schrempf 24 3-7 9-10 1-3 2 2 15 Augmon DNP - flu Kleine DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-68 32-36 13-39 26 13 107 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.529, FT-.889. 3-Point Goals: 3-10, .300 (Pippen 1-3, Smith 1-1, Stoudamire 0-1, Anthony 1-2, Wells 0-2, Schrempf 0-1). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 5 (Wallace, Schrempf, Wells, Oneal, Smith). Turnovers: 16 (Wallace 4, Pippen 2, Sabonis 2, Smith 2, Stoudamire 2, Wells 2, B Grant, Schrempf). Steals: 4 (Wells 2, Anthony, Sabonis). ____________________________________________ La Clippers 38 17 24 21 - 100 Portland 20 25 32 30 - 107 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 20,310. T: 2:17. Officials: Hue Hollins, Leon Wood, Jim Clark.


Game Story

PORTLAND, Oregon (Ticker) -- Arvydas Sabonis could not miss.

The 7-3 center hit all nine of his shots, scoring 23 points as the Portland Trail Blazers clinched the NBA's best record at the All-Star break with their 11th straight home win, 107-100 over the Los Angeles Clippers, who own the worst record in the West.

Sabonis scored 15 points in the third quarter, when the Trail Blazers cut a 10-point halftime deficit to two entering the final period.

"Sabonis did what he is supposed to do -- come up big and he did that in the third quarter," Portland guard Damon Stoudamire said. "It was a good victory."

Greg Anthony's 3-pointer with 9:43 to play put Portland ahead to stay, 84-83, as it improved to 38-11 -- one-half game better than the Los Angeles Lakers (37-11) for the league's best mark.

"A win is a win," Anthony said. "We came out sluggish. We showed a lot of pride coming back after being not ready for them early. Our depth is our trademark."

Sabonis, who missed one of six free throws, played just 23 minutes for the Blazers, who have not lost here since a 110-102 setback to Phoenix on December 17.

Steve Smith scored 17 points and All-Star Rasheed Wallace added 15 and 13 rebounds for Portland, which enters the break with 10 wins in 11 games. The Blazers were 35-14 after 49 games last season.

Troy Hudson scored 16 of his career-high 22 points in the first quarter as the Clippers ran out to a surprising 38-20 lead after 12 minutes.

"They hit every shot in the first quarter," Smith said. "Hudson was shooting extremely well. They were extremely loose. Our second unit gave us a chance to get back in the game. Teams just come in here and want to make a statement. They come out hard, jump out on us but we usually wake up and get back in the game."

"I don't think the Blazers were sleeping early on," Hudson said. "They are a veteran team and veteran teams don't sleep. We just took it to them early our intensity was high."

Maurice Taylor had 23 points for Los Angeles (11-37), which has lost five in a row, 15 of 16 and 18 of 20 since a season-high three-game winning streak in December. It is 0-3 since Jim Todd replaced the fired Chris Ford as interim coach.

"The last few days the coaches have really been preaching defense, defense, defense and I think we responded, especially in the first quarter," Taylor said. "In the third quarter our offense just fell apart and we couldn't make any shots."

"I and my staff couldn't have been happier tonight," Todd said. "We came up here to give it a shot. We wanted to steal one before the break. When I took over, I told them all we're going to ask is to play 100 percent and if we lose, so be it."

The Blazers have won 12 of 13 meetings from the Clippers, including three encounters this season.

Detlef Schrempf scored 15 points off the bench for Portland, which shot 53 percent (36-of-68) and held a 39-29 advantage on the boards.

The Blazers went 6-of-13 from the floor in the first quarter while Hudson hit 5-of-7 shots. He made four 3-pointers, a pair of free throws and closed the period with a running jumper at the buzzer to make it 38-20.

"They really didn't want to hear what I had to say," Portland coach Mike Dunleavy said. "When I came in the locker room they were all in the shower and they hollered back, `We're on our break', and I told them, `We started our break at 7:00 p.m.' I want them to remember this game, not forget it. Taking people too lightly is a big problem and tonight we really put ourselves at risk."

Portland outscored Los Angeles, 25-17, in the second quarter to get back into contention before Sabonis began lighting it up in the third period. He made a free throw, a five-foot hook and dunked during a 12-2 run as the Blazers forged a 57-57 tie with 7:49 left in the quarter.

Sabonis added a layup and back-to-back hook shots as Portland pulled ahead, 67-62, with 4:20 left. His three-footer in the lane gave the Blazers a 77-76 lead with eight seconds left in the third quarter but Hudson again beat the buzzer to put the Clippers back in front entering the final period.

Derek Anderson's layup gave Los Angeles an 83-79 lead but Wells made a layup and Anthony connected from 23 feet to put the Blazers ahead to stay.

Rookie Lamar Odom scored 16 points and Anderson added 14 for the Clippers, who shot 49 percent (42-of-85) and yielded 22 points off turnovers.

"The mission tonight was to come in and steal a win," Odom said. "But they are a veteran team and as soon as you let them breath, they bite you."

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