National Basketball Association
Portland 105, L.A. Clippers 97
When: 10:00 PM ET, Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Where: Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
# Tre Maddox, #38 Michael Smith, #65 Sean Wright
Gerald Wallace scored 20 points and LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 to help the Portland Trail Blazers remain unbeaten at home with a 105-97 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night.
Wesley Matthews had 18 points and Raymond Felton added 17 as Portland improved to 6-0 at the Rose Garden. Marcus Camby finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Caron Butler scored 20 points and Chauncey Billups chipped in 19 for the Clippers, who had won three straight.
Wallace’s layup gave the Blazers a 78-71 lead heading into the fourth. It hovered in the same range until the Clippers scored seven straight, pulling to 82-80 on Billups’ 3-pointer with 7:15 to play.
Felton stopped the run with a pair of free throws, Matthews added a pair from the stripe and Felton nailed a 3 from the top of the key to push the lead back to 89-80.
Billups got Los Angeles as close as 100-97 with a jumper and free throw with 26.9 seconds remaining. But Matthews went to the line following an intentional foul and made both.
Wallace bounced back after being held scoreless in a Jan. 1 road loss to the Clippers.
The Clippers held a 39-34 edge in on the boards, marking the first time this season they have outrebounded an opponent.
Top Game Performances
Caron Butler 20
Gerald Wallace 20
Chauncey Billups 4
Raymond Felton 8
Blake Griffin 12
Marcus Camby 11
Chauncey Billups 7
||Free Throws Made
Wesley Matthews 7
Chris Paul 2
Raymond Felton 3
DeAndre Jordan 3
LaMarcus Aldridge 1
Team Stats Summary
Portland will play their next game at home against Orlando. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .667 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
L.A. Clippers will play their next game at home against Miami. The Clippers have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .500 after a loss.