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Gameday Thread: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Clippers (Game 5)

All bets are off, as the Blazers make their push to steal a second-round playoff appearance.

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The first two games of the playoff series between the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers saw a familiar theme: After a close stretch, the Clippers have taken over late and dominated, winning both games by 20 or more.

The Blazers returned serve at home, winning the next two to knot the series. However, in a shocking turn, both Chris Paul (broken finger) and Blake Griffin (aggravated torn quad) were injured and shut down for the rest of this playoff series.

The teams pick it up in Los Angeles. Can the Blazers step on the gas and pass the Clippers? Or will LA's unusual lineups cause fits?

How To Watch Blazers vs. Clippers Game 5:

Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

Time: 7:00 pm, PDT

TV: NBA TV | KGW (in Portland)

Online Streaming: None

Radio: Rip City Radio, 620 am


The Rules!

There are a few extra rules we emphasize for Gameday Threads. We appreciate your support!

1. No videos or pictures please, including embedded stuff from Twitter.
2. No discussion of streams that aren't sanctioned by the NBA, or how to work around broadcast/streaming rules.
3. No swearing please. Yep, even when the game sucks or the refs mess up.
4. Please be cool to each other. For visitors from our SBN companions, please have a mutual respect and remember this is a Blazers community.

Have fun! -- Tim