NBA Capsules

Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 11:31 a.m. CDT

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.


ATLANTA (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points as Toronto ran all over playoff-bound Atlanta. The Raptors made two-thirds of their shots in the first half, sprinting to a 68-51 lead as DeRozan scored 19 points.

Atlanta fell into a tie with Chicago for the fifth spot. The teams finish the regular season on Wednesday. Chicago holds the tiebreaker.

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