LOS ANGELES (AP)—Brandon Roy scored 22 points and the Portland Trail Blazers spoiled the NBA debut of Blake Griffin with a 98-88 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.
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Griffin had 20 points and 14 rebounds, a year after his rookie season was supposed to begin. The No. 1 pick in the 2009 draft broke his left kneecap in the Clippers’ final preseason game and missed all of last season.
Eric Gordon led Los Angeles with 22 points and Rasual Butler scored 16.
Roy added 10 rebounds. He went 0 for 8 from the floor in the second half.
LaMarcus Aldridge added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Blazers, who gave Nate McMillan his 200th victory as coach.
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