NBA Game Summary - Portland at LA Clippers
(Monday, January 26th)
Final Score: Portland 113, LA Clippers 88
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Travis Outlaw scored 16 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, when the Trail Blazers pulled away for a 113-88 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Brandon Roy scored 33 points on 11-of-15 shooting as Portland won its second straight and beat the Clippers for the fourth time in their last five meetings. Greg Oden contributed 16 points, making all seven of his shots, with six rebounds for the Blazers, who outscored the Clippers 36-15 in the final period and shot 58 percent for the game.
"I was making my shots early," said Roy. "I feel my rhythm is coming back. I was hoping we'd pull away earlier, but we'll take it."
Al Thornton had 23 points for the Clippers, who lost for the 16th time in their last 18 games. Steve Novak scored a career-high 21, and Fred Jones ended with 19 points and seven assists.
"Unfortunately we ran out of gas," said Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy. "We played well for three quarters, but then they banged down some shots and got the momentum. We didn't have any answer for it."
A dunk by LaMarcus Aldridge gave the Blazers a 73-71 edge in the final minute of the third, and Rudy Fernandez's three-pointer at the buzzer had the visitors ahead 77-73 moving to the fourth.
Portland opened distance by netting the first nine points of the fourth, including a three-pointer and a pair of jumpers from Outlaw. He accounted for eight of the points.
Outlaw's three-ball moved the lead to 96-80 inside of five minutes left and his dunk, which led to a three-point play, was the exclamation point with 2:51 remaining, bringing the score to 103-84.
The Clippers were ahead 22-21 after the first quarter, but the hosts were down 49-48 at the half.
Clippers guard Baron Davis, who hasn't played since the start of the new year, warmed up before the game and hopes to return Wednesday night when LA hosts Chicago...Fernandez had 11 points and Aldridge 10...Eric Gordon scored 11 and had seven assists for the Clippers, who also got 10 boards from Brian Skinner.
01/27 01:32:17 ET