Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers
Portland Trail Blazers Preview
Carmelo Anthony looks to continue his strong play when the Portland Trail Blazers visit the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday. Anthony is averaging 17.7 points since joining the club, including a 22.3 mark during Portland’s three-game winning streak. He was selected the Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday for that three-game effort that also featured averages of 7.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists.
Portland center Hassan Whiteside set a franchise record with 10 blocked shots on Friday in a 107-103 home win over the Chicago Bulls. Whiteside has been strong in the interior on both ends of the floor and is averaging 14.8 points, 12.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots in 17 games. He has posted 11 double-doubles.
Los Angeles Clippers Preview
The Los Angeles Clippers aim for their ninth win in the past 10 games when they host the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday. The Clippers matched their season-best point total and fell two shy of the franchise mark on Sunday when they cruised to a 150-125 home win over the Washington Wizards.
Kawhi Leonard poured in 34 points while Paul George tallied 31 to bounce back from a season-low five points on 2-of-11 shooting in a Friday loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Lou Williams (22 points, eight assists vs. Washington) and Montrezl Harrell (23 points, career-best 15 rebounds) continue to provide big-time production off the bench