Clippers vs. Trail Blazers 10/24/14 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers
Friday October 24
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers wrap up the preseason Friday night at the STAPLES Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers are 3-3 in the preseason, which already includes a win over the Los Angeles Clippers. The Trail Blazers pretty much know what they are as a basketball team which is why a lot of their key guys haven’t been playing as much lately. LaMarcus Aldridge didn’t play in Portland's last game and Damian Lillard saw just 17 minutes of action. Hoping other guys would step up, Chris Kaman is 12-17 from the field in his last three games and Thomas Robinson continues to dominate the glass and bring the energy to the Trail Blazers in limited minutes. Will Barton is also a solid 9-16 from the field in his last three games, giving the Trail Blazers a solid backup shooting guard. The Trail Blazers are once again going to be a fun team to watch this season.
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The Los Angeles Clippers are just 2-5 in the preseason, which goes to show that the results are absolutely meaningless. The best player in all of the preseason has been Blake Griffin, who has dropped 62 points and 12 rebounds in his last two games. Griffin continues to improve every year and seems to be even more aggressive this season. Chris Paul is also coming off one of his better games in the preseason, shooting 12-18 from the field and dishing out nine assists. Although he didn’t play in the Clippers last matchup, DeAndre Jordan is an impressive 9-12 from the field in his last two games. Glen Davis continues to miss time with a groin injury and remains questionable for the season opener. Overall, the Los Angeles Clippers are a scary team entering the regular season.
With the way the Clippers starters have been playing, I have to go with LA in the last preseason game.