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Jordan scores 16 and the Clippers open the preseason with an 89-81 win over Portland.

  • Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, left, looks to shoot as Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez defends during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

    Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, left, looks to shoot as Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez defends during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum, left, from France, drives on Los Angeles Clippers guard Willie Green during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

    Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum, left, from France, drives on Los Angeles Clippers guard Willie Green during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Clippers guard Willie Green, left, goes to the basekt past Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

    Los Angeles Clippers guard Willie Green, left, goes to the basekt past Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)  (The Associated Press)

DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and eight rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers opened the preseason with an 89-81 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.

Chris Paul added 15 points and eight rebounds as new Clippers head coach Doc Rivers got a look at his team after holding training camp last week in San Diego.

Nicolas Batum, who played for his native France this summer on the gold-medal winning European Championship team, led Portland with 12 points.

Blazers guard Damian Lillard, last season's NBA rookie of the year, added 11 points and six assists, but Portland was hampered by the absence of All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge, who was nursing a left quadriceps injury.