Clippers-Blazers open thread

USA TODAY Sports

The Clippers need two more wins to be assured of opening the playoffs at home. The Blazers will be missing at least one and as many as three starters. If the Clippers can avoid a letdown, they should get one step closer to their goal.

2012/2013 NBA Regular Season
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54-26

33-47
April 16th, 2013, 7:30 PM
STAPLES Center
Prime Ticket, TNT, KFWB 980 AM, KWW 1330 AM
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Probable Starters
Chris Paul PG Damian Lillard
Chauncey Billups SG Will Barton
Caron Butler SF Victor Claver
Blake Griffin PF J.J. Hickson
DeAndre Jordan C Meyers Leonard
Advanced Stats (through games of April 15)
91.1 (19th of 30) Pace 91.4 (18th of 30)
110.6 (4th of 30) ORtg 106.1 (13th of 30)
103.6 (8th of 30) DRtg 109.3 (26th of 30)
Injuries/Suspensions/Other
Chauncey Billups (groin) probable
LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) questionable


Nicolas Batum (shoulder) out


Wesley Matthews (ankle) questionable


Nolan Smith (knee) out


Elliot Williams (Achilles surgery) out

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