Trail Blazers Vs Clippers Game Thread
The Oregonian's Mike Tokito reports that the Clippers' superstar, Chris Paul, is likely out for their next two games, including this one against the Trail Blazers. That would likely mean that Damian Lillard will face off against Eric Bledsoe the majority of the game, which will be no easy task. But, don't it get twisted, there's a big difference between having to run a team and defend a player of CP3's caliber then doing so against the young Bledsoe. The Clips are also 3-1 without their floor general on the season so hopefully the Trail Blazers don't overlook LAC if Paul isn't available for action. It's been well documented throughout the season that our Blazers like to play to the level of their competition. If it is indeed Bledsoe that Lillard will be up against, watch out for the quick fouls. Bledsoe is quick with the dribble and unafraid of taking it hard to the rack. Dame needs to play off him a bit and force him to hit outside shots before giving up the drive. On offense, Damian should look for his shot early, much as he did against Indiana, and get to the rack. Even against the tall timbers the Pacers provided, Lillard was still able to slice and dice his way to multiple And-1's. If he can do the same, chances look good for another victory.
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