Clippers-Trail Blazers open thread

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The Clippers have lost four straight and really need a win against the Blazers tonight, especially considering that they blew a nine point lead to this very team last night in Portland.

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January 27th, 2012, 6:30 PM
STAPLES Center
Prime Ticket, KFWB 980 AM, KWKW 1330 AM
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Probable Starters
Eric Bledsoe PG Damian Lillard
Willie Green SG Wesley Matthews
Caron Butler SF Nicolas Batum
Blake Griffin PF LaMarcus Aldridge
DeAndre Jordan C J.J. Hickson
Advanced Stats through Jan. 25
91.9 (11th of 30) Pace 91.2 (21st of 30)
109.8 (4th of 30) ORtg 104.6 (15th of 30)
101.4 (5th of 30) DRtg 106.5 (20th of 30)
Injuries/Suspensions/Other
Chris Paul (knee) DTD
Elliot Williams (Achilles surgery) out
Chauncey Billups (Achilles surgery) out
Sasha Pavlovic (plantar fasciitis) doubtful
Trey Thompkins (knee) out

The Clippers need this win for a lot of reasons. Without Chris Paul, Blake Griffin will have to be big, but someone else has to step up to help Griffin and Jamal Crawford with the scoring load.

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