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Rivers joined the Clippers this summer when the Celtics agreed to let him out of his contract in exchange for a first-round draft pick in 2015. Rivers also serves as senior VP of basketball operations. Rivers joins a talent-laden team that had a club-record 56 wins and its first Pacific Division championship, but fell in the first round of the playoffs to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Clippers have 11 new players on their roster, building around the nucleus of Paul, Jordan and Blake Griffin. Willie Green and newcomer Jared Dudley rounded out the starting lineup on Monday night. The Blazers were also without new guard Mo Williams because of a sprained right ankle. Williams, a 10-year veteran, was signed as a free agent in the off-season after spending last season with the Utah Jazz. Forward Dorell Wright, also acquired this summer, was given the night off. Portlands top draft pick C.J. McCullom was absent after fracturing his left foot during practice. He will need surgery and his recovery time isnt yet known. Four of the Blazers starters return this season, including Aldridge, Batum, Lillard and Wesley Matthews. The Blazers added 7-foot centre Robin Lopez, acquired in a three-team deal from New Orleans in the off-season. Lopez finished with eight points and 10 rebounds. "I think maybe I was a little too overanxious," Lopez said. "I was moving too quickly. I wasnt stopping to think." Paul hit a 19-footer to give the Clippers an early 15-4 lead and Rivers kept his starters in for much of the first quarter. The Blazers cut the lead to 25-22 on Lillards layup, and evened it on Allen Crabbes put-back dunk. After Antawn Jamisons jumper for the Clippers, Crabbe hit a 3-pointer that gave Portland its first lead of the game at 28-27. But Portland stumbled over its own mistakes, with 17 first-half turnovers, and Greens 3-pointer put Los Angeles back up 43-36. Griffins dunk off a steal by Jordan put the Clippers up 53-20. 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Following this contest, the team will return home for next Sundays clash with NJIT, before opening up Patriot League action at Army on Jan. 3. Kansas is riding the wave of a seven-game win streak, with its latest triumph coming in a 63-60 final against fellow ranked foe Utah in Kansas City last Saturday. As a result, the Jayhawks own an 8-1 record -- their lone setback coming against No. 1 Kentucky back on Nov. 18. KU is hoping to continue its dominance over unranked, non-conference opponents at Allen Fieldhouse, as it is an astounding 92-4 in such bouts under current head coach Bill Self. This matchup marks the first meeting between these two schools in mens basketball. Lafayette put forth a solid effort at both ends of the court in its recent win over Susquehanna, as four players scored in double figures while the visitors were held to just 36.4 percent shooting for the game. Bryce Scott and Dan Trist netted 16 points apiece to pace the Leopards, who drained 11-of-28 3- point attempts while logging an 18-6 edge in points from the foul line. Seth Hinrichs tacked on 14 points, Joey Ptasinski 10, and freshman Matt Klinewski had the best performance of his young career in tallying niine points and 11 rebounds, the latter of which helped the Leopards easily win the battle on the boards, 53-32. Robert Ayers Jersey. Trist heads the teams scoring list after the first month, averaging 17.0 ppg, and he is also the clubs top rebounder (6.0 rpg). Hinrichs (12.2 ppg) and Ptasinski (12.0 ppg) round out the double-digit scorers for a Lafayette squad that is putting up 79 ppg while ranking ninth in the nation in 3-point FG percentage (.424) and 13th in overall FG percentage (.506). Defensively, the Leopards are yielding 72.2 ppg, with foes converting 35.1 percent of their long-range launches. Perry Ellis scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Kansas in both categories in its recent win over Utah. Jamari Taylor came off the bench to chip in 13 points and five boards, while Frank Mason III finished with 10 points and five assists. As a team, the Jayhawks drained 6-of-11 3-point tries and held a 21-14 advantage in points at the charity stripe. KU was red-hot from the field in the first half (.600), but cooled considerably after the break (.261). Fortunately, Selfs club was able to limit the Utes to 38.9 percent field goal efficiency, which included a dreadful 4-of-19 showing from beyond the arc. Kansas hasnt lit it up offensively this season, the team averaging just 69.3 ppg, but it has been strong at the defensive end in allowing only 63.2 ppg. Ellis (14.3 ppg) and Mason (10.6 ppg) are the only two double-digit scorers for the Jayhawks at the moment, with the former also spearheading their rebounding effort with 7.0 rpg. 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