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Clippers end preseason with a 99-89 loss to the Blazers

The Los Angeles Clippers are one of the few teams that are predicated to contend for the NBA championship this season, but you probably wouldn’t be able to tell by their preseason performance. The Clippers lost to the Portland Trailblazers on Friday, 99-89, bringing the final preseason record to 2-6.

Blake Griffin had a strong preseason and continued his impressive play by scoring 21 points in just 25 minutes. Chris Paul led the Clippers with 11 assists, but only had 8 points on the night. Jared Cunningham scored 12 points off the bench.

The Blazers were led by point guard Damian Lillard who scored 21 points in just 23 minutes. Chris Kaman filling in for LaMarcus Aldridge who was given the night off, scored 13 points and 9 rebounds.

The Clippers will open up the 2014-15 NBA season on Thursday at Staples Center when they play the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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