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Batum has a triple double to lead Blazers over Clippers 101-100

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    Los Angeles Clippers guard Willie Green reacts after he is called for offensive charging during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)The Associated Press

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    Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, left, blocks a shot by Portland Trail Blazers center J.J. Hickson during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)The Associated Press

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    Los Angeles Clippers guard Willie Green, middle, goes up for a shot between the Portland Trail Blazers Damian Lillard, left, and J.J. Hickson during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)The Associated Press

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    Portland Trail Blazers center J.J. Hickson, left, shoots against Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)The Associated Press

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    Los Angeles Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro yells from the bench during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)The Associated Press

Nicolas Batum had 20 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists for his second triple-double in a week and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Los Angeles Clippers their fourth straight loss with a 101-100 victory on Saturday night.

The Clippers, playing without guard Chis Paul for the third straight game because of a bruised right kneecap, trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half but reclaimed the lead in the fourth quarter.

They held off the Blazers until Wesley Matthews pulled Portland within 100-99 with a layup and free throw.

J.J. Hickson made a pair of foul shots to give the Blazers back the lead with 45 seconds left and Jamal Crawford missed a 19-foot jumper for the Clippers with 0.9 seconds left for the final margin.

Blake Griffin had 24 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds for the Clippers, just shy of his third career triple-double.