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IN PHOTOS: Blazers' Clip job


Ho-hum? Not exactly.

Predictable? Getting to be.

Looking familiar? Very much so.

That describes the Trail Blazers' performance and the outcome Thursday night at Moda Center, where Portland rallied to take the Los Angeles Clippers to overtime and then beat the visitors 116-112.

Portland retained the best record in the NBA, moving to 24-5, with defending league champion Miami due to visit Saturday night.

Photos by Meg Williams:

  • Chris Paul and Blake Griffin leave the court defeated.

  • Blazers (from left) Mo Williams, Nicolas Batum, Wesley Matthews and Damian Lillard slap hands after a free throw.

  • Robin Lopez works inside for a shot.

  • Damian Lillard gets around DeAndre Jordan of the Clippers.

  • LaMarcus Aldridge has little trouble with the Clippers defense.

  • Blake Griffin tries to power past LaMarcus Aldridge.

  • Blazers center Robin Lopez (left) gets fired up in overtime.

  • Wesley Matthews (left) works to stay up with Clippers point guard Chris Paul.

  • Robin Lopez (right) tries to impede the progress of Blake Griffin.