The Clippers have won three games in a row and are in fifth place in the Western Conference with a record of 40-21, a half-game behind the fourth-place Trail Blazers (39-19), who have also won three straight.
The Clippers will be without superstar power forward
In his absence, the Clippers have won seven of 10 games. Over that stretch,
The Clippers have won eight of their last 11 against the Trail Blazers, including both meetings this season -- a 100-94 victory on Jan. 14 and a 106-102 win on Nov. 8.
An interesting matchup will be between Paul and Portland point guard