BLAKE Griffin had 22 points and 13 rebounds while Chris Paul scored 19 as the Los Angeles Clippers cemented its Western Conference lead with its fourth straight win, beating the Portland Trailblazers, 111-80, on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).
The Clippers, now with an NBA-best 7-1 record, led by as many as 32 points in the contest that snapped the Blazer’s three-game winning streak. It was the Clippers' second victory over the Blazers this season.
The Clipper bench opened the second quarter on a 14-2 run to go up 50-18 before extending the lead to 61-32 at halftime.
Shabazz Napier was the lone Portland player to score in double figures with 11.
Portland's Damian Lillard, the NBA's second-leading scorer at 32.8 points, was held to eight points.
CJ McCollum, who was averaging 22.9 points, also scored eight.