Top Headline: Clippers beat Blazers, winning streak at three
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J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer
Portland took the fouling gimmick to the extreme, forcing DeAndre Jordan to shoot a Clippers franchise record 34 free throws. "It gets boring," Jordan said. "And it makes me miss my reservations for after the game."
Blake Griffin scored 23 points, DeAndre Jordan had a season-high 24 rebounds along with 18 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 102-87 on Monday night for their th
J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer
No real update from Clippers on Chris Paul's rib muscle strain. They say he will be evaluated during the week.
Final: Clippers 102, Trail Blazers 87
Chris Paul left with a strained rib muscle but Blake Griffin dropped 23 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists while DeAndre Jordan had 24 rebounds and 34 free throw attempts for the L.A.'s third-straight win. Box score
Damian Lillard left with abdominal pain and Chris Paul followed him off the floor with a strained muscle in his rib cage in the third quarter of the Clippers' 102-87 win over the Trail Blazers.
John Gibson made 25 saves for his third career shutout to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.
USC named Clay Helton its permanent football coach on Monday, just days after he led the Trojans to the Pac-12 South championship.
Kevin Arnovitz ESPN Staff Writer
A rough night for All-Star point guards at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Damian Lillard exited the game soon into the third quarter with abdominal pain. A few minutes later, Chris Paul left with a rib muscle strain.
Clippers reasserting lead over Blazers
DeAndre Jordan is up to 20 rebounds with just under 6 minutes left in the third quarter. His previous season high was 18. The Clippers have taken a 7-point lead. Follow live
Clippers and Blazers even through half
Los Angeles led by as many as 15 points but Portland climbed all the way back, tying the game at 49 on a late C.J. McCollum 3 just before the halftime buzzer. Halftime stats
Trail Blazers (7-10) at Clippers (9-8)
Los Angeles has won back-to-back games for the first time since starting the season 4-0. But they'll have their hands full in Portland's backcourt. Damian Lillard is 8th in scoring (25.4 points) and C.J. McCollum 20th (20.4 points). Follow live
Helton's hire has an emotional component that will be welcomed by players and staff. But take away the goodwill: did USC get this decision right?
Age didn't impact Adrian Gonzalez in 2015
Some argued his 33 years hindered him against the Mets' starters in the postseason. But remember New York overpowered the young Cubs, too. In short, Gonzalez played just as he usually does, which puts him on this list. Top 10 first basemen
Reliever Jim Johnson agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal to return to the Braves, who traded him to the Dodgers at last year's trade deadline.
Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer
Pau Gasol was asked what he will remember most about playing with former Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant: "How competitive he is," Gasol said before Monday's game against the San Antonio Spurs. "He'll continue to be no matter what he does. That's just his spirit. He's a hard-working guy. He wants to be the best. He doesn't settle for anything less. He's always going to try to be, and will be, exceptional."
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