Jordan Grabs 24 Rebounds, Clippers Beat Blazers 102-87
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 third straight victory.
Griffin, who began the day with an NBA-best .548 field goal percentage, made eight of 19 shots and grabbed eight boards. Chris Paul had 10 points and six assists in 24 minutes, leaving in the third quarter because of a strained rib muscle.
Griffin's 450 points are the most by a Clippers player through the first 18 games of a season since the franchise relocated from San Diego to Los Angeles in 1984-85.
The Clippers barely outrebounded Portland 55-54, the first time in 18 games this season that they had the advantage in that department — although they have finished on even terms three times.