Terry Stotts says Batum scored or assisted on the Blazers last 19 points.
Nicolas Batum had a hand in Blazers last 19 pts (thru scoring or an assist). Damian Lillard went 1/13 FGs for 5 pts but he did have 18 rebs
Blazers win 98-93 in overtime. Aldridge had 29pts, Batum with 20points, 7rebs, 8ast. Lillard 18rebs, 5pts. Who knows?
Have always liked Batum's game. Wonder how he would do popularity wise in a big market
Nicolas Batum starteed this game and Nicolas Batum is finishing this game.
Game-changer for the Blazers if Batum is back to being himself.
Nico freakin’ Batum
Batum is taking over.
Nicolas Batum with a monster block and then he steps into a 3. Wow.
If a team takes Lillard out of the game this is what has to happen for Portland to succeed with Batum handling.
Damian Lillard grabs his 17th rebound. Batum fires a lob to Aldridge...Blazers up 93-89 with 2:02 left in OT. What a fun, bizarre game.
Batum morphed into Dre Miller in OT
So DeAndre Jordan backs off Batum on tying three and doesn't try to score potential game-winner. Uh ... nice.
That ball is pretty clearly off Batum. Clippers will have the ball in the corner. Game tied at 87 with 2.5 seconds left.
Wonder if Batum tries the sly run into the screen on DJ again?
Wi 25.1 seconds left in the and the Clippers up by three points, 87-84, Nicolas Batum made an uncontested three pointer to tie the game.
Afflalo scores inside against Austin Rivers, Lillard grabs his 15th rebound -- near turnover -- and then Batum ties it with a 3. Yikes.
Redick misses - Batum for 3 - 87-87 25.1 left - fun
Batum has got to help by making plays like that if Portland wants to come back. Great feed to Aldridge.
Clippers 68, Blazers 66 - End 3rd: Aldridge 21pts, 8rebs, Lopez 11pts, 6rebs, Batum 10pts. Lillard 0-for-8 FGs. Reddick 24pts, CP3 22pts
Clippers up 48-46 at the half. Aldridge 11pts, Batum 10pts, Lopez 9pts, 5rebs; Chris Paul 17pts, Reddick 14pts.
Positive start for Batum and the Blazers. Portland up 28-24 after 1. 10 points for Batum.
Blazers 28, Clippers 24 - End 1st: Batum 10pts, Aldridge 9pts, 4rebs; CP3 9pts, 3ast, Reddick 7pts.
Batum hits another 3. He has 8 on 3-3 shooting.
Blazers starters doing work on the glass early. Batum, Lopez and Aldridge each have 2, Lillard has 3 and Matthews has 1. Clips have 4 total.
Batum making his presence felt early.
Batum foul trouble leads to Alonzo Gee's first meaningful Blazers minutes. He's checking Rudy Gay.
Starters: Kings - Gay, Landry, Thompson, McLemore, McCallum Portland - Batum, Aldridge, Lopez, Matthews, Lillard
GREAT D from Batum on Westbrook there.
Serge Ibaka and LaMarcus Aldridge get techs. After Ibaka gave an extra slap to Batum and LA came over to discuss that decision.
Tied at 103 with 4:32 to play. Blazers going with a small lineup (Wright/Batum at the 4) and the space on offense has been the difference.