Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 4/17/13
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Caron Butler scored 18 of his 22 points in the third quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers routed the Portland Trail Blazers 93-77 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. Blake Griffin added 16 points, DeAndre Jordan had 10 points and nine rebounds, and Chris Paul had 11 assists for the Pacific Division champions, who finished their home schedule with a 32-9 record. They end the regular season on Wednesday at Sacramento, and another win would ensure the Clippers have home-court advantage to start the playoffs. Will Barton scored 17 points and Joel Freeland added 13 points for the Blazers, who never led while losing their 12th in a row. The Clippers were dominant in the paint (46-30) and on the boards (51-33) while wrapping up the season series 3-1. Five of the previous six meetings between the teams in Los Angeles had been decided by 10 points or fewer. It was never that close after the second quarter, when the Clippers pulled away on the strength ...
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