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Ty Lue speaks on how Clippers stopped Damian Lillard

Clippers forward Paul George, left, and guard Luke Kennard defend Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard during the first half Monday at Staples Center.(Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

Los Angeles Clippers were able to register their first victory for the season in blowout fashion, as they prevailed over the Blazers with a 86-116 win.

Ty Lue revealed how the Clippers shut down Damian Lillard, who had another off night with 12 points, three assists, three assists, 4/15 FGs, and 0/8 from three.

(via Sports Illustrated):

“We just try to blitz him, keep the ball out of his hands as much as possible,” Ty Lue said. “We know he’s a dangerous scorer, he can get going at any time. We all know that and the world knows that… I thought our team defense did a good job.”

The defense was the key for the Clippers, as they saw Paul George and Reggie Jackson combining for 12-of-36 shooting. Jackson finished the game with 18 points and George had just 16.

The Clippers will face the Blazers again on Friday. It’s almost a certainty Lillard will try to bounce back, after his slow start in the season.

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