Portland visits Los Angeles following George’s 41-point showing
Portland Trail Blazers (1-1, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (0-2, 12th in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Monday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles plays the Portland Trail Blazers after Paul George scored 41 points in the Clippers’ 120-114 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Los Angeles went 27-15 in Western Conference play and 26-10 at home during the 2020-21 season. The Clippers averaged 114.0 points per game last season, 16.2 on free throws and 42.9 from 3-point range.
Portland finished 42-30 overall and 23-19 in Western Conference play during the 2020-21 season. The Trail Blazers averaged 116.1 points per game last season, 17.8 from the free throw line and 47.1 from deep.
INJURIES: Clippers: Kawhi Leonard: out (right knee), Keon Johnson: day to day (illness), Jason Preston: out (foot), Serge Ibaka: out (back).
Trail Blazers: Tony Snell: out (right foot).