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Portland hops the team charter plane to Los Angeles for a 7:30 p.m. game against the Clippers at Staples Center (CSNNW).

It's the fourth game in six days, again, for the Blazers, and it will be their final game before the NBA All-Star break.

Portland is 36-16. The Clippers are 36-18.

Oklahoma City leads the NBA Western Conference at 42-12, and San Antonio is second at 37-15. Then come Portland, L.A., and Houston at 35-17 going into its home game Wednesday night against Washington.

L.A. has won at home the last four times against the Blazers. The last Portland road victory against the Clippers came on Oct. 27, 2010.

Clips guard Chris Paul returned Sunday afer missing 18 games with a separated shoulder. L.A. went 12-6 without him, but the Clippers beat Philadelphia 123-78 Sunday, with Paul getting seven points and eight assists in 23 minutes.

Ex-Blazers guard Jamal Crawford has averaged 24.3 points in starting the past three games for injured J.J. Redick.

Power forward Blake Griffin has had 28.6 points per game over his last 17 outings.

The Blazers could see the return of backup guard Mo Williams, who has been absent due to a family matter.


Portland completes its two-game trip to Prince George with a 7 p.m. game against the Cougars.

The Hawks are on a 13-game win streak, two shy of the franchise record.

Portland is 39-12-2-3 (83 points).

Prince George, which lost at home on Monday to the Hawks 8-4, is 24-27-2-5 (55 points) and trails No. 8 Tri-City by four points in the race for the final playoff spot in the Western Hockey League Western Conference.


Portland takes on Indy Eleven in a friendly at Tucson, Ariz. Kickoff is 5 p.m. PT at Kino Sports Complex. Then it's back home for the Timbers, for more preseason action leading up to the MLS opener March 8 at home against Philadelphia.

Boys basketball

Benson meets Madison at Marshall, 7:30 p.m., in PIL 5A action.

St. Helens visits Parkrose, 7:15 p.m., in the 5A Northwest Oregon Conference.

Girls basketball

David Douglas is at Gresham, and Gladstone plays at La Salle Prep, both 7 p.m.

Parkrose goes to St. Helens, 7:15 p.m.

Prep wrestling

Portland Interscholastic League dual meets have Cleveland at Wilson, Jefferson at Lincoln, and Benson at Franklin, all at 7:30 p.m.

Also in the PIL, Grant and Madison go to Roosevelt for a three-way meet, 4 p.m.