Clippers 118, Blazers 112: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Clippers 118, Blazers 112: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Clippers 118, Blazers 112: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Los Angeles Clippers (13-9) play against the Portland Trail Blazers (10-10) at Moda Center

Game Time: 10:00 PM EST on Tuesday November 29, 2022

Los Angeles Clippers 118, Portland Trail Blazers 112 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers made only two subs in the 4th quarter
– Morris for Covington at 5:16 (Mook was a +10 from there)
– Coffey for Powell at 16.3
– Jackson, Batum, Diabaté played entire fourth quarter. Jackson played entire second half, Diabaté did not play in first half – 3:26 AM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Up now on @RoseGardenReprt: The Blazers’ worst loss of the season and a learning experience for Anfernee Simons rosegardenreport.com/p/trail-blazer…2:49 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Asked Reggie Jackson whether he’d undergone concussion testing at half; he said no, saying he felt his fall in his back more than anything, with spasms at first.
“Boy am I going to feel that one on the plane!” he said on his way to the locker room. latimes.com/sports/clipper…2:35 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Here’s what Ty Lue said about Jason Preston, Moussa Diabate, riding the hot hand — even if it kept Zubac on the bench — and what he liked from the comeback. pic.twitter.com/iCkwFueAD92:14 AM

Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Another chance in 24 hours
@CarMax Quote of the Night 💬 pic.twitter.com/MYQXlUA0AU2:06 AM

Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Closed it out and got the dub.
📽 @honey highlights vs. Portland pic.twitter.com/ZvZfj6Tehy2:00 AM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
After Portland took 91-73 lead with 3:13 left in 3Q:
– Both Clippers and Blazers made exactly 3/11 3s (this was not 3-point comeback)
– Powell outscored Blazers 24-21 (Powell: 8/10 FGs, POR: 8/28 FGs)
– Simons missed 9 of last 10 shots (5 of last 6 3s)
– Jackson 8:1 AST-TO – 1:04 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Robert Covington’s return to Portland:
– season-high 15 points
– 6/8 FGs
– 1 steal
– 3/4 3s
– +10 in 17:50 – 12:57 AM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Nassir Little doesn’t seem to think his injury is anything too serious. – 12:57 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Ty Lue says they played Moussa in the fourth quarter because he felt LAC needed energy and they wanted his switchability. – 12:53 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Here’s the thing about Norm…
He had the Portland #RevengeGame and all. But the Trail Blazers were not the team he was circling on his calendar.
December 27 at Toronto – 12:52 AM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Bad loss by the Blazers. Up 18 at home. No Kawhi, George, Wall. Portland got outplayed 35-17 in the 4th. Can’t happen. Blazers need every game possible without Dame. – 12:50 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Norm Powell didn’t just outscore Portland’s bench for the game 32-11
He outscored Portland’s entire team 22-17 in the fourth quarter. pic.twitter.com/hBclt2jVZS12:49 AM

NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA
Norman Powell outscored the entire Blazers team in the fourth quarter 🔥
Powell’s 22 points are the most by a Clippers player in the 4th quarter in the last 25 seasons. pic.twitter.com/JRbnWzur1y12:47 AM

Dan Favale @danfavale
“if you want a big h̶a̶t̶ house, let me know”
-norm powell (basically) pic.twitter.com/RCO5Mb4RJC12:45 AM

Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Instead of being thoroughly embarrassed for blowing an extra large second-half lead, many of the Blazers hung around on the court afterward hugging the Clippers. Makes me ill!! – 12:44 AM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
There have been two totally different versions of the Clippers over the last couple of seasons and they’re both good. Role Player Clippers love the whole big comeback thing, and Superstar Clippers just kinda grind you into goop. – 12:42 AM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Jerami Grant has made at least 4 threes in 8 of his last 11 games. He had 8 games of at least 4 threes all of last season.
A career 35.7% shooter from deep currently hitting 47.8% this season. – 12:41 AM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Norman Powell drops 32 and a casual F-Bomb. pic.twitter.com/E92yzMdqxQ12:41 AM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Tomorrow night in downtown Los Angeles:
Portland Trail Blazers (led by 18 in third quarter in home loss vs Clippers) at Los Angeles Lakers (led by 17 in fourth quarter home loss vs Pacers) – 12:40 AM
Ralph Lawler @Ohmeomy
How about that 118-112 Clipper win after being down to Blazers in Portland by 18? Norman Powell went for 22 in the deciding 4th Q. Tough turn around at Utah tomorrow night. – 12:37 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers are roaches. They are never going away.
Portland led Clippers 91-73 with 3:13 left in 3rd quarter.
Clippers close game on 45-21 run in last 15:13 and win 118-112
#RevengeGame achieved for Norman Powell: 32 points, 10/16 FGs, 4/5 3s, 8/10 FTs. Outscored PDX bench by 21 pic.twitter.com/oRcoypfgGg12:37 AM

Dan Favale @danfavale
norm powell dropping 22 fourth quarter points on the blazers
pic.twitter.com/NRtLTkCoGH12:37 AM

Casey Holdahl @CHold
Clippers 118, Blazers 112: FINAL. 37 points, 4 assists for @Anfernee Simons. 32 points, 3 rebounds for @Jerami Grant. 13 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists for @Jusuf Nurkic. 10 points, 13 rebounds for @Justise Winslow. Portland outscored by Norm Powell 22-17 in the fourth. – 12:35 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Jerami Grant last 3 games:
44 PTS | 3 3P
29 PTS | 5 3P
32 PTS | 5 3P pic.twitter.com/PVoQlRP2NY12:34 AM

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Final: Clippers improve to 13-9 after a 118-112 win. They overcame an 18-point deficit in the final 15 minutes. – 12:34 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Norman Powell off the bench:
32 PTS
10-16 FG
4-5 3P
Top 5 in bench points this season. pic.twitter.com/nw22AoVLwe12:33 AM

Dan Favale @danfavale
nic batum continuing to have one of the more very impactful 1-of-3 fga games you’ll see pic.twitter.com/4BsPiMSy7v12:33 AM

Sean Highkin @highkin
Reggie Jackson played the entire second half for the Clippers btw – 12:33 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Norman Powell splits another pair of free throws.
Clippers up 116-112 with 24.6 seconds left.
So yeah, this will come down to turnovers and free throws for Clippers. – 12:31 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Key blocks down the stretch from Clip Team France of Batum and Diabaté 🇫🇷🇫🇷 – 12:30 AM
Dan Favale @danfavale
trade kawhi and pg and rebuild around moussa diabaté and fourth-quarter norm powell – 12:28 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
21 fourth quarter points is the most points in any quarter in Norman Powell’s career. #RevengeGame12:28 AM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
NORMAN POWELL 🤯 – 12:27 AM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
NORM 3️⃣
NORM 3️⃣
NORM 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/0aBnCM0AK612:26 AM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
I’m not going to beat the dead horse about Reggie Jackson looking very out of gas (0/5 FGs). It is what it is at this point.
Chauncey takes the before 3:00 timeout with Blazers holding onto 110-108 lead. – 12:25 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Reggie Jackson gets his Patrick Beverley on, draws disqualifying sixth foul on Jerami Grant.
Again, Reggie Jackson has played every minute of second half. – 12:23 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
19 points by Norm Powell in the fourth quarter and he’s up to 29 for the game. – 12:23 AM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Jerami Grant fouls out with 32 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists/blocks/steals in 38 minutes. – 12:22 AM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Jerami Grant called for a charge for his sixth foul. Doesn’t look like Billups is going to challenge it. He’s done for the night. Nurkic back in. – 12:22 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Moussa Diabaté is battery packing the Blazers. – 12:21 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Jerami Grant has 5 fouls – 12:20 AM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Nassir Little (hip strain) will not return. – 12:20 AM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Blazers are calling Nassir Little’s injury a right hip strain. He’s out for the rest of the night. – 12:20 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
The Batum-Covington lineups hadn’t been great entering tonight, with Clippers being outscored 237-222 in 101 minutes.
Different story tonight. Another plot twist when it comes to Tyronn Lue’s rotation possibilities. – 12:20 AM
Portland Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR
INJURY UPDATE: 11/29 @Portland Trail Blazers vs. LAC:
Nassir Little (R Hip Strain) will not return. – 12:19 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers went on 12-0 run ultimately, then took a brief lead after Powell and-one.
But Grant and Simons are still here. Grant has 32 points and 5 3s. Simons has 37 points and 9 3s.
Clippers only have 11 3s as a team.
Portland up 108-103 with 4:43 left. – 12:18 AM
Mike Richman @mikegrich
The TNT broadcast is obsessed with the Clippers bringing back Zu despite the small lineup changing the game for the Clippers. Portland can only hope Ty Lue agrees. – 12:15 AM
Ja Morant @JaMorant
this blazers/clippers game lit too 🔥 – 12:14 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Norm Powell scores and and-1 and lets out a roar toward the crowd. It’s a 28-9 run for the Clippers in the last 8:39. – 12:13 AM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Clippers are selling out on Ant and Grant and daring someone else to make a play. So far, no one has. – 12:11 AM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Clippers have now erased a 13-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter. – 12:11 AM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Clippers with all the momentum in the fourth quarter. Portland’s lead down to 1. – 12:10 AM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
BALL DON’T LIE
Coach Billups on the 🎙️ on @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/c3RcoqWQrQ12:09 AM

Casey Holdahl @CHold
Meanwhile, the Clippers have gone 11-3, with Norm and RoCo providing all 11, to cut Portland’s lead to 98-93 with 8:58 to play. This one a long way from over. – 12:08 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Norman Powell hits the #OnFire, 7-0 personal run.
Nassir Little injured as Portland calls timeout. Clippers have cut an 18-point deficit to 98-93 with 8:58 left to play. – 12:07 AM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Nassir Little is down now. Got hit in the midsection area in some capacity. – 12:05 AM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
This finish by Reggie Jackson was TOUGH 🥶
pic.twitter.com/LFVpAeua3x12:05 AM

Sean Highkin @highkin
Nurkic just tried to grift off a three-point attempt. Refs weren’t buying it. Foul called on the floor. – 12:04 AM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers lead, which was at 18, is now down to 9 and that will bring Grant and Hart back into the game. Any idea that the Clippers might pack it in is wishful thinking. – 12:04 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Both teams have increased their scoring in each quarter. Advantage Portland, who has won each of the first three quarters and lead 95-82.
Anfernee Simons with 34 points on 12/16 FGs, 8/11 3s.
For perspective: Dame has played LAC 40 times, and most 3s he made vs Clippers is 6. – 12:01 AM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers 95, Clippers 82: end of third quarter. 34 points, 4 assists for @Anfernee Simons. 22 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists/blocks for @Jerami Grant. 13 points, 9 rebounds, 5. assists for @Jusuf Nurkic. 7 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal for @Josh Hart. – 11:58 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Moussa Diabaté checks in ahead of Moses Brown to close third quarter – 11:56 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Are we really expected to be surprised as TNT’s announcers at how well Jerami Grant is playing? He won a gold medal on the USA 2020 Olympic team, for crying out tears… – 11:55 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Moussa Diabate has checked in for the Clippers. – 11:55 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Well, Batum and Covington in together and Clippers go on 6-0 run. Chauncey agitated enough to call timeout with 76 seconds left in third quarter. Portland lead down to 91-79. – 11:54 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Just think, if Medical Bill Walton were in uniform tonight, he’d be on the bench injured for both the Blazers & the Clippers… – 11:48 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Remember the NITRO? 4+ 3s in a quarter vs Clippers?
Anfernee Simons has made 5 of 6 3rd quarter 3s. Game blown wide open with Simons and Grant duo outscoring Clippers 24-20 in the period.
Portland up 91-73 before Ty Lue can even make a 2nd half sub. 3:13 left in 3rd quarter. – 11:48 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Anfernee Simons had been struggling with his shot but tonight vs. the Clippers he is 12 of 14 from the field and 8 of 10 on threes for 34 points and we’re still in the third quarter. Blazers lead 91-73. #RipCity pic.twitter.com/tQT7vH1sqy11:46 PM

David Morrow @_DavidMorrow
Anfernee Simons, man. Goodness. – 11:46 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Anfernee Simons is a star. This kid has developed so quickly. – 11:46 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Ant’s just getting ’em up now knowing they’re all going in. he’s got 34 points on 12-of-14 from the field and 8-of-10 from three, Blazers lead 91-73 with 3:13 to play in the third. – 11:45 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
As Jerami Grant, a 2d round draft pick by Philly in 2014, stuffs the stat sheet as a Blazer, a moment of sullen silence to recall the Knicks’ trade of Tim Hardaway to Atlanta in 2015, which became Harvey Grant’s other son, whose name nobody can recall. – 11:43 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Josh Hart comes away from that last foul with a bloody nose, and that’ll bring Nas Little off the bench. – 11:42 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers already have 22 points in the quarter with nearly six minutes to play in the third. – 11:41 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Blazers opened the second half hot and have expanded the lead to 17. It wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world for them to be able to call it a night early with a game in LA tomorrow. They haven’t had many blowouts this season. – 11:39 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
That’s seven-straight points for @Jerami Grant and an 11-2 run for Portland – 11:36 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Sunday was nice and all, but back to regularly scheduled programming for Clippers without Kawhi/PG.
Grant with the rare block of a Morris pullup — Mook is 0/8 FGs. Then Grant got a layup, and following a Zubac travel, capped a 7-0 Blazers run with a 3.
Portland up 70-57. – 11:34 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Reggie Jackson does not look right. He’s out there just wandering around. Not sure what tests the Clippers staff did or didn’t run but he doesn’t look to me look he should be out there. – 11:33 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Unsurprisingly, Reggie Jackson is starting the second half. – 11:29 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Reggie Jackson is going to try to give it a go despite taking a hard fall. He’s checking in to start the second half. pic.twitter.com/lVSNWGKrsC11:29 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
Reggie Jackson is back out on the court warming up with the Clippers before the second half. – 11:27 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Worth noting the center splits in first half for Clippers. (They’re not great!)
– Ivica Zubac: -13 in 18:07
– Moses Brown: -2 in 3:23
In the 2:30 with both Zubac and Brown on bench, Clippers outscored Portland 9-2. We’ll see the RICO lineup again in second half. – 11:25 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Marcus Morris Sr. has been in a slump since Kawhi’s return vs Pistons.
Before that game, Morris had 15ppg on 51.3% FGs. Since, he is down to 13.7ppg on 41.3% FGs.
And Morris missed all 7 first half shots in Portland tonight. Clippers need him to even up Jerami Grant. – 11:21 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Blazers up 61-53 vs. Clippers. Halftime. Simons has 19 points. Nurkic has 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Blazers 8 of 15 on threes. Clippers 8 of 14 on threes. Mann and Covington each has 11 points. #RipCity11:19 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Portland leads Clippers 61-53 at halftime. Ultimately, another bad second quarter for the NBA’s worst second quarter team.
Anfernee Simons leads all scorers with 19 points on 7/8 FGs. Portland should be up by double figures, as they’re shooting 52.4% FGs to only 40% for Clippers – 11:15 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers 61, Clippers 53: halftime. 19 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds for @Anfernee Simons. 13 points, 1 rebound/assist for @Jerami Grant. 11 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists for @Jusuf Nurkic. – 11:13 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Halftime in Portland: Portland 61, Clippers 53
Terance Mann and Robert Covington each have 11, with Ivica Zubac nearing a double double (8 points, 9 rebounds). – 11:13 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Reggie Jackson remains on the bench. – 11:11 PM
Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
That is so scary, with Reggie Jackson. Hope he’s alright, and that they check him for a concussion. – 11:10 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers call timeout inside of one minute left in 2nd quarter after Reggie Jackson took a hard fall making a layup.
Portland used a 10-3 run to boost lead to 59-53.
Powell is coming in for Jackson to finish last 49.9 of first half. – 11:10 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Reggie Jackson was down by the basket for that entire possession. No one on the Clippers noticed to foul to stop play, and then when they got the ball back it took several seconds for Lue to call timeout. Jackson being helped off the floor now. – 11:09 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Reggie Jackson with a hard fall after finishing a layup. Blazers play on, get a three, Clippers seem like they’re going to do the same before thinking better of it and calling a timeout. – 11:08 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Zubac, Coffey, Powell, Covington and Batum all ran over to help Jackson up. He is walking with a significant limp back to the bench. – 11:08 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Reggie Jackson has remained down and on the court for about 20 seconds on the baseline. – 11:08 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Blazers got into the bonus with 8 and a half minutes left in the quarter and haven’t gotten to the line once since then. – 11:05 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Acting assistant coach @Damian Lillard checks in with the @NBAonTNT crew 🎧 pic.twitter.com/3Khn9v2lrH11:03 PM

Casey Holdahl @CHold
Clippers now 8-of-11 from three, that good enough to win no matter how many players are out. – 10:52 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Can’t tell what’s better the block or the finish! 😮‍💨
@Jusuf Nurkic x @Justise Winslow pic.twitter.com/CbfpQOHpDr10:51 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
3 3s for Robert Covington … as Nicolas Batum said, the RICO is BACK – 10:51 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Josh Hart back in now. Ankle must be OK. – 10:49 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Blazers in the bonus for 8 and a half minutes now. – 10:48 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers went on game-tying 8-1 run featuring rainbow 3s from Powell and Covington from left corner and RoCo baseline cut dunk from Norm.
But Clippers call timeout after Nurkic blocks Brown dunk to ignite a rare fast break bucket for Winslow.
Portland up 37-33, 9:28 left in 2nd – 10:46 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Portland leads Clippers 30-25 through one quarter of play.
Anfernee Simons lit Clippers up for 15 points, including an and-one through Covington, while finding time to add two dimes.
Once again, Clips having issues forcing turnovers (0 for TO-prone Portland) while having 4 TOs. – 10:39 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Great way to close the quarter
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/0jY6TBzsCr10:36 PM

Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
According to the Blazers, Josh Hart (left ankle sprain) will return. He was injured in the first quarter against LaC. – 10:36 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers 30, Clippers 25: end of first quarter. @Anfernee Simons with 15 points on 6-7 shooting, 2 assists, 1 rebound. 9 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds for @Jusuf Nurkic. – 10:36 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Portland says Josh Hart (left ankle) will return tonight. – 10:36 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Anfernee Simons has 15 first-quarter points. He’s made six field goals, two fewer than the Clippers. – 10:36 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Blazers say Josh Hart is available to return. – 10:35 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Anfernee has 15 points in the first quarter against LAC. He is 6 of 7 from the field. – 10:35 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
What Anfernee Simons is doing in the first half is what he usually does in the second half. – 10:35 PM
Portland Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR
INJURY UPDATE: 11/29 @Portland Trail Blazers vs. LAC:
Josh Hart (L Ankle Sprain) will return. – 10:35 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Jusuf Nurkic gave Jason Preston all kinds of space, and Preston finally decided to take the 3 for his first career bucket. – 10:35 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Jason Preston in the game for the Clippers. He’s still looking for his first NBA points, but he’s already accomplished something MUCH more important: He’s the first Basketblogger to make it to the NBA:
foxsports.com/stories/nba/la…10:34 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Josh Hart now back on the bench after getting his ankle looked at by the training staff in the locker room. – 10:32 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Drew Eubanks has 3 fouls already – 10:32 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Jason Preston makes his second appearance of the season, and first since Oct. 23, with a lineup of Zubac-Morris-Batum-Powell to end the first quarter. Without John Wall tonight, the Clippers needed ballhandler help. – 10:32 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
First quarter Jason Preston minutes for the first time. – 10:31 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers need one of those vintage Shaedon Sharpe games – 10:31 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Shaedon Sharpe – 10:30 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Nicolas Batum at the 3 with Morris and Zubac. Reading rotation tea leaves, that should leave a spot for Robert Covington as Morris’ backup after RoCo was a DNP-CD Sunday.
Moses Brown played earlier Sunday than he had all season, but let’s see how Moussa Diabaté figures in. – 10:29 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Josh Hart appeared to injure his ankle on a Zubac dunk and is headed to the locker room. – 10:27 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Norm Powell gets hit with a take foul and technical, a call that has led to a lengthy conversation with official J.T. Orr. – 10:24 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Josh Hart appeared to injure his ankle. He got up and continued playing but was clearly limping and still is. Shaedon Sharpe is checking into the game for Hart. – 10:24 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Damian Lillard, sidelined since Nov. 19 with a calf strain, is targeting to return Sun., Dec. 4 against the Pacers, per @Chris Haynes.
That’s Game 5 on the Pacers’ 7-game road trip. – 10:24 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Josh Hart crumples to the floor after rolling his ankle, which has been an issue for a few games already. – 10:23 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Josh Hart hurt his ankle. Appears to be trying to fight through it but clearly is in some pain. We’ll see how long that lasts. – 10:23 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Nice cheers for Norman Powell as he checks in. – 10:22 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Three-ball looking smooth 👁️👁️
#RipCity | @Jusuf Nurkic pic.twitter.com/HDVkc0tgjS10:22 PM

Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Nurk is 1/3 on threes 6 minutes into LAC game. Billups said before the game that he’s okay with Nurkic shooting 3s late in the clock and if wide open. Billups, however, said Nurkic doesn’t have the green light because he knows teams would gladly leave him open all night. – 10:20 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
OKC owns the top spot for most 15+ point comeback wins since the start of the 2021-22 season with 11. The next closest is eight by both Toronto and the Los Angeles Clippers. The Thunder is currently tied with Sacramento for the most 15+ point comeback wins this season with three. – 10:20 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers are tied at 13 in Portland.
Zubac with a bucket and 3 rebounds already.
Portland using plenty of zone early. Mann looking to slash.
Nurkic has already attempted 3 3s, making one. – 10:19 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Jusuf Nurkic is taking an average of 1.6 three-pointers per game. He’s taken 3 already in 6 minutes, the Clippers content to keeping Zubac in the paint instead of going out to the perimeter. – 10:18 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Reggie Jackson wearing two different colorways of the same shoe, always surprised more guys don’t do that. Also, Nurk three. – 10:16 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Two early three attempts for Nurkic. 1-for-2. – 10:16 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
10 players are averaging double digits in points and rebounds this season and Jusuf Nurkic and Ivica Zubac are two of them. Ty Lue knows he can’t get 31 points and 29 boards from Zubac every night, but pregame said he wants Zubac to play w/ the same intensity offensively as Sun. – 10:13 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Justise Winslow once again starting in Dame’s place. – 10:06 PM
Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
If you thought this TNT game was good, just wait until you see Moussa Diabate and Jason Preston minutes in the next one. – 9:55 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Clippers will again start Amir Coffey, Marcus Morris, Ivica Zubac, Terance Mann and Reggie Jackson tonight in Portland. Another game coming tomorrow in Utah without their injured trio. Earliest opportunity to see Kawhi, PG and Luke Kennard is Saturday’s home game vs. Sacramento. – 9:53 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Starters for Clips-Blazers
LAC
Amir Coffey
Marcus Morris Sr.
Ivica Zubac
Terance Mann
Reggie Jackson
POR
Josh Hart
Jerami Grant
Jusuf Nurkic
Justise Winslow
Anfernee Simons – 9:42 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
4th straight game for Clippers starting Jackson, Mann, Coffey, Morris Sr., Zubac.
Portland starting former Agua Caliente Clipper Anfernee Simons, #RevengeGame candidate Justise Winslow, Josh Hart, Jerami Grant, Jusuf Nurkic pic.twitter.com/hWxGUgqkk89:34 PM

Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
🏀 #RipCity  vs. @Los Angeles Clippers
⌚️ 7:00PM PT
📺 @NBAonTNT
📻 @RipCityRadio620 pic.twitter.com/aFgDjp0Ob49:16 PM

Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Who’s fit is your favorite? 🤔
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/Cdkx5NuFJA9:10 PM

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Ty Lue called it likely that Moussa Diabate and Jason Preston will see time vs. the Trail Blazers. He said Diabate had improved most since training camp with his activity on offense boards + understanding the NBA game. Lue likes how Preston has made good choices running offense – 8:34 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Ty Lue watching his friend Chauncey Billups hold his pregame media availability in Portland. pic.twitter.com/Acgc9205TB8:21 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
LeBron James and Anthony Davis are both probable for tomorrow’s game against Portland, per the Lakers. – 8:10 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Lakers say LeBron James (left Adductor Strain) and Anthony Davis (low Back Tightness) are both PROBABLE for game vs Portland – 8:07 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
LeBron James, who turned his ankle Monday vs. IND and had it evaluated Tuesday, is listed as probable for the Lakers’ game Wednesday against POR – 8:07 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Both LeBron James and Anthony Davis are PROBABLE for Wednesday’s game against the Trail Blazers. – 8:04 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron and AD are both probable to play tomorrow against Portland. – 8:03 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Rip City! Until 11:59 p.m. tonight, save up to 30% on select games in the 2022-23 season, and $1 will be added to the Trail Blazers Racial Equity Fund for each ticket sold through this promotion.
Use code: SHOTCLOCK
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Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Rip City! Until 11:59 p.m. tonight, save up to 30% on select games in the 2022-23 season, and $1 will be added to the Trail Blazers Racial Equity Fund for each ticket sold through this promotion.
🔗: https://t.co/LL2m1rr9np pic.twitter.com/FLs80Tt1se7:32 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Shaquille O’Neale says the Clippers need to play 30 games fully healthy to be in good shape for the playoffs.
Charles Barkley says they need to play the entire second half of the season or he’s writing them off.
Sounds like a good mark to also measure the Nets against. – 7:27 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Updating injuries and talking Kawhi Leonard and Paul George on NBA Today with @Malika Andrews @Tim Bontemps and @Jamal Collier pic.twitter.com/vvOPVr36OO4:55 PM

Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Today, Portland holds the 9th largest Native American population in the country. Join us as we highlight our diverse Native American community! pic.twitter.com/16Sx0McqRT4:51 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Today, Portland holds the 9th largest urban Indian population in the country. Join us as we highlight our diverse Native American community. pic.twitter.com/sAmG8PGVVq4:11 PM

Josh Hart @joshhart
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