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NBA : ATS Matchup
Saturday 8/8/2020Line$ LineOU LineScore




LA CLIPPERS (46 - 22) vs. PORTLAND (32 - 38)
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Saturday, 8/8/2020 1:00 PM
HP Field House - Orlando, FL
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713LA CLIPPERS-5.5231
LA CLIPPERS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games46-22-4.837-3030-38116.259.346.5%56.5109.654.943.7%53.6
Road Games21-15-9.820-1615-21115.059.746.1%55.4110.655.343.6%54.3
Last 5 Games3-2-34-13-2119.864.048.1%54.8108.253.644.5%48.4
LA CLIPPERS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)116.259.342-8946.5%12-3337.1%21-2679.2%561124227145
vs opponents surrendering112.156.441-8946.1%12-3435.8%18-2377.5%531024218145
Team Stats (Road Games)115.059.741-8946.1%12-3336.8%21-2779.5%551023227134
Stats Against (All Games)109.654.939-9043.7%12-3534.2%19-2576.0%541124238145
vs opponents averaging112.356.341-8946.1%12-3435.8%18-2377.5%531024218145
Stats Against (Road Games)110.655.339-9043.6%12-3634.2%20-2677.4%541124228144

PORTLAND - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games32-38-7.530-3739-30114.357.346.2%53.6115.558.145.3%55.6
Road Games14-24-9.417-1920-17112.355.945.6%52.1116.258.546.3%57.0
Last 5 Games4-1+34-03-2124.058.648.4%53.4117.057.046.0%51.2
PORTLAND Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)114.357.342-9146.2%13-3437.8%17-2279.9%541021226136
vs opponents surrendering111.756.141-8946.0%12-3435.6%18-2377.4%531024218145
Team Stats (Road Games)112.355.942-9245.6%12-3336.3%17-2178.2%521020226126
Stats Against (All Games)115.558.142-9245.3%13-3537.9%19-2577.1%561225207125
vs opponents averaging112.156.241-8946.1%12-3435.7%18-2377.5%531024218145
Stats Against (Road Games)116.258.542-9046.3%13-3536.8%20-2676.0%571225207135
Average power rating of opponents played: LA CLIPPERS 96.6,  PORTLAND 96.3
LA CLIPPERS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
7/30/2020*LA LAKERS101-103L4.5W218U32-7443.2%552032-8239.0%5316
8/1/2020*NEW ORLEANS126-103W-8.5W239U37-8742.5%561038-8544.7%5918
8/14/2020*OKLAHOMA CITY              

PORTLAND - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
8/8/2020*LA CLIPPERS              
LA CLIPPERS: LAST SEASON: 48-34, lost 4-2 to Golden State in Western Conference first round.
COACH: Doc Rivers (seventh season with Clippers, 307-185; 21st season overall, 894-658).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: F Kawhi Leonard (30.5 ppg with Toronto), F Paul George (23.7 with Oklahoma City), G Patrick Beverley (7.6), G Landry Shamet (9.1), C Ivica Zubac (8.9).
KEY LOSSES: G Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, F Danilo Gallinari, F Wilson Chandler, G-F Garrett Temple, G Sindarius Thornwell, G Tyrone Wallace.
KEY ADDITIONS: Leonard, George.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: It's all about newcomers Leonard and George. They'll be the top two options on offense. Leonard is coming off a season in which he led Toronto to its first NBA championship (and earned his second ring). Leonard returning home was contingent upon pairing with George, also an LA-area native. George, who finished third in MVP voting last season, can guard nearly any position while being a huge scoring threat. Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell, the NBA's top bench-scoring duo last season, will get starter-level minutes again.
OUTLOOK: No more watching other teams go deep in the playoffs. The NBA's balance of power has shifted to the Clippers, who have never advanced beyond the second round let alone won a championship. All that's expected to change behind Leonard and George, both regarded as two of the best two-way players in the league. The Clippers had to give up talented veteran Gallinari and star-in-the-making Gilgeous-Alexander, but they kept Harrell, Williams and re-signed Beverley, whose sole job will be using his tenacious D to keep others from scoring. The Clippers are favorites to win it all, a stunning shift for a franchise that has spent much of its existence as a punch line.
PORTLAND: LAST SEASON: 53-29, lost 4-0 to Golden State in the Western Conference finals.
COACH: Terry Stotts (eighth season with Trail Blazers, 325-249; 12th season overall, 440-417).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Damian Lillard (25.8 ppg), G CJ McCollum (21.0), F Rodney Hood (11.2), F Zach Collins (8.6), C Hassan Whiteside (12.3 with Miami).
KEY LOSSES: F Al-Farouq Aminu, F Evan Turner, F Maurice Harkless, C Meyers Leonard.
KEY ADDITIONS: Whiteside, C Pau Gasol, F Anthony Tolliver, G Kent Bazemore.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: The Blazers will count on Whiteside at center while Jusuf Nurkic recovers from a broken leg he suffered during a game in March. Nurkic probably won't return until January, at the earliest. The Blazers added some insurance at the position by signing Pau Gasol, who is also making his way back from surgery. Portland will look to Zach Collins to take the next step in his third season in the league. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum form one of the best backcourt duos in the league.
OUTLOOK: In the loaded Western Conference, the revamped Trail Blazers, with a total of seven new players, will have to come together sooner rather than later. A key will be how Whiteside gels with the rest of the team. The 7-footer was acquired in a trade with the Miami, where his production fell off last season after three strong seasons. The Blazers will again emphasize defensive improvement going into the season, something Stotts has routinely preached each fall camp. Lillard signed a supermax extension in the offseason, and appears to be a Blazer for the long haul. Expectations are high for Portland after making the Western Conference finals last season, and players say they're not going to be satisfied with simply making the playoffs, the goal now is to go deep into the postseason.
Lillard, Blazers continue playoff push vs. Clippers

The Portland Trail Blazers will attempt to continue their surge for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference on Saturday afternoon when they face the Los Angeles Clippers near Orlando.

Both clubs recorded wins Thursday. But as far as individual performances, Damian Lillard delivered in impressive fashion, scoring 45 points, recording 12 assists and leading the Trail Blazers past the Denver Nuggets 125-115. Lillard connected on 13 of 21 shots, including 11 of 18 3-pointers. The 3-pointers made equaled Lillard's club record.

Lillard struggled offensively in Portland's previous three contests but not this time.

"In the first three games, the ball I thought was coming off my hands really well. I just wasn't making (shots)," Lillard told reporters after the game. "I think it was timing and the fact we haven't been playing in games, (without) a lot of live action it just takes time. But it felt good. I knew eventually it would click and the ball just would go in and it would feel great."

Portland made 23 of 39 shots from behind the arc, setting a franchise record.

The win put the Blazers (32-38) a half-game back of the Memphis Grizzlies for the No. 8 seed entering Friday's games.

Gary Trent Jr. finished with 27 points off the bench on 10-of-15 shooting, converting 7 of 10 3-pointers for the Blazers, who prevailed for their third win in four contests since the NBA restart.

"He just continues to grow," Portland coach Terry Stotts said of Trent, who matched his career best for 3-pointers. "He turned the tide in the first half. We played really well for the rest of the first half in large part because of his impact on the game at both ends of the floor."

Jusuf Nurkic scored 22 points and collected seven rebounds for Portland. He also had a posterizing dunk on Denver's Bol Bol.

The Clippers are coming off a 126-111 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Kawhi Leonard had 29 points, six rebounds and five assists, while Paul George added 24 points, seven boards and six assists for the Clippers (46-22).

Clippers center Ivica Zubac had an outstanding game, contributing 21 points on 10-of-10 shooting from the floor and 15 rebounds. Zubac's field goals made tied Charles Smith for the franchise record for most attempts without a miss. Smith performed the feat April 11, 1992, against the Nuggets.

Zubac is ready to compete with some of the elite big men as the Clippers head toward the NBA playoffs, his teammates believe.

"I think he's ready at this point in his career," said George, according to the Los Angeles Times. "He's still got a ways to go. He's going to make mistakes now, he's going to make mistakes in the playoffs, as we all are. I think, again, a good thing about it, he's got so much playoff experience around him that our job is to make this process easy for him.

"Again, everyone's going to make mistakes. I'm still learning the game. It's going to come natural. But I think he's ready for the experience."

The Clippers remain without forward-center Montrezl Harrell but he could return next week, according to Yahoo Sports reporter Chris Haynes. Harrell left the NBA bubble because of the passing of his grandmother.

Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley (calf) will likely miss his second straight game.

--Field Level Media

Last Updated: 9/18/2020 3:31:06 AM EST

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