Clippers beat Blazers 98-97 for 4th straight win

BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer Published:

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chris Paul made a driving layup with 5 seconds to go, lifting the Los Angeles Clippers over the Portland Trail Blazers 98-97 on Friday night as they tied their season high with their fourth straight victory.

Paul, Blake Griffin and Randy Foye led six Clippers in double figures with 20 points each. Caron Butler and DeAndre Jordan had 12 each, and Nick Young added 10.

The Clippers trailed by two when Paul got the ball to Foye, who hit a 3-pointer with 47 seconds left to put the Clippers ahead 96-95.

Jamal Crawford made a 22-footer with Foye's hand in his face and Portland led 97-96 with 13 seconds left.

Paul dribbled around before driving to the basket for the winner. Wesley Matthews missed a jumper in the waning seconds for Portland.

J.J. Hickson led the Blazers with a season-high 29 points and 13 rebounds.