The Trail Blazers suffered their 12th consecutive loss Tuesday night, falling to the Clippers 93-77 at Staples Center. The Los Angeles bench scored 15 straight points in the second quarter after Portland had pulled within one at 30-29 with 10:36 left in the half. However, the Blazers went scoreless for 6:18 before Damian Lillard drained a 3-pointer, a trey that gave Lillard the franchise record for 3-pointers made in a season moving him ahead of Damon Stoudamire. Lillard made a pair of threes vs. the Clippers and now has 183 makes from beyond the arc this season.
Caron Butler scored 18 of his game-high 22 points in the third quarter when the Clippers extended their lead to 82-57 by the end of the period.
Will Barton led the Blazers with 17 points. Joel Freeland scored a career-high 13 points off the bench. The Trail Blazers again played without injured starters LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, and Nikolas Batum.
The 12-game losing streak is Portland's longest since 1986, Terry Porter and Jerome Kersey's rookie season. The Blazers hope to avoid the franchise's longest season-ending losing streak when they host the Warriors Wednesday night at the Rose Garden.
Game time is 7:30 p.m. KEX coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.