Chris Paul led the way for the Clippers with 25 points. The home side were out of the blocks in prompt fashion leading the way 22-17 after the first quarter. The interval saw LA up 47-43.

CP3 pours in 25 PTs to go w/ 5 ASTs as LAClippers defeat TrailBlazers 102-81 to take a 2-0 series lead. pic.twitter.com/N5wsLLIpRF

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Th LA Clippers blaze the trail in the NBA playoffs

Th LA Clippers blaze the trail in the NBA playoffs
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The Los Angeles Clippers hosted the Portland Trail Blazers at the Staples Center for game two of their best-of-seven Western Conference playoffs in the NBA.

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The Los Angeles Clippers hosted the Portland Trail Blazers at the Staples Center for game two of their best-of-seven Western Conference playoffs
in the NBA. **> Just another night at the office for Chris Paul. #PointGodpic.twitter.com/TJB6Zbsnhf > > — LA Clippers (LAClippers) <a href="https://twitter.com/LAClippers/status/723018493751222273">April 21, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b>Chris Paul led the way for the Clippers with 25 points. <b>The home side were out of the blocks in prompt fashion leading the way 22-17 after the first quarter. <b>The interval saw LA up 47-43. <b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"la-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">CP3 pours in 25 PTs to go w/ 5 ASTs as <a href="https://twitter.com/LAClippers">LAClippers defeat TrailBlazers</a> 102-81 to take a 2-0 series lead. <a href="https://t.co/N5wsLLIpRF">pic.twitter.com/N5wsLLIpRF</a></p>&mdash; NBA (NBA) April 21, 2016

**Portland made up some of the deficit after the restart, but in the final quarter it was Los Angeles that secured their grip on the match to win 102-81. **> “We know we'll have a chance.”
>
> Dame on the series going forward » https://t.co/JlcYDuIwjvpic.twitter.com/yDl6cfhyTi > > — Rip City (@RipCity) April 18, 2016

The Clippers lead 2-0 in the series with the next match in Rip city on Saturday.******

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