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Clippers to play the Portland Trail Blazers in final preseason game
Clippers to play the Portland Trail Blazers in final preseason game

The Clippers will play the Portland Trail Blazers in their final preseason game at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Staples Center. The Clippers, who are 2-5 in exhibition play, are coming off a 108-105 win over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. In that game, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul combined for 69 points. Griffin had 35 points and seven rebounds, while Paul had 34 points and nine assists. Rebounding and defense remain the team's Achilles' heel. The Clippers have been outrebounded in each of their exhibitions, most recently, 43-35, by the Suns. Matt Barnes, who Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said will start at small forward in the team's season opener Thursday against Oklahoma City, has...

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