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Five takeaways from the Clippers' 99-89 loss to the Trail Blazers
Five takeaways from the Clippers' 99-89 loss to the Trail Blazers

Here are five takeaways from the Clippers' 99-89 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday at Staples Center. It was the Clippers' final preseason game. Their regular-season opener is Thursday at home against Oklahoma City at 7:30 p.m. The Clippers need to improve their rebounding The Clippers were outrebounded in all eight of their preseason games, most recently by a margin of 49-39. DeAndre Jordan led the league in rebounds last season, but the Clippers' center can't control the boards by himself. It's a problem the Clippers must solve if they want to go far in the deep Western Conference. Rivers said rebounding was going to be his top focus during...

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