Clippers Coach Doc Rivers recently said his team needs to perform better in third quarters.
In Monday's game against Portland, the Clippers outscored the Trail Blazers 25-15 coming out of halftime to take a 10-point lead into the fourth quarter and eventually win, 102-87.
The Clippers have won three games in a row, their longest win streak since opening the season 4-0. They are now 3-1 on their six-game homestand.
The Clippers led by as much as 15 points in the first quarter, but the Trail Blazers tied the score, 54-54, at halftime. The Clippers then outshot the Trail Blazers in the third quarter, 40.9% to 27.8%, to take a double-digit pad into crunch time. In the fourth...