Los Angeles Clippers vs Portland Trail Blazers takes place on Thursday evening with the Clippers hoping to overcome their horrendous form on the road against the Trail Blazers and claim a win. Tip off is scheduled to take place at 10.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The Clippers beat the Trail Blazers 74-71 on Feb. 16, however, prior to that win they had lost six straight games against Portland on the road. But the Clippers are currently unbeaten on the road and will be attempting to extend that run tonight.
The Trail Blazers will be in no mood to give the Clippers an inch though, and they themselves will be looking to maintain their unbeaten home record so far this season. Portland will also be confident coming into this match up having beaten the Clippers in 26 out of their last 32 games at home.
The key to the Clippers gaining a win here could be in their defense. The LA defense was spectacular in their last game, which allowed the team to gain a good win 106-84. That win allowed them to move to fourth in the NBA with 104.6 points per game. Their defense constantly rushed and pressured the Spurs' offense, forcing them to drop to just 41.1 percent shooting.
The Clippers claimed 20 turnovers as the Spurs' offense fell apart, and that last result lifted their average to 18.8 turnovers per game on average this season.
It should make for an interesting contest, as the Trail Blazers have been good at keeping the ball this season so far; only giving opponents 13.3 turnovers per game - the fifth ranked in the NBA.
The Los Angeles Clippers vs Portland Trail Blazers tips off at 10.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.