Doc Rivers said that there were stretches he could have used Luc Mbah a Moute's defense during Wednesday's Game 5 loss.
Jamal Crawford said that the Clippers feel "really good" about their chances of securing a Game 6 win in Portland.
Blake Griffin will not require surgery to repair his left quad.
Blake Griffin (left quad tendon) was reportedly told he could re-tear his left quad by playing through injury.
Paul Pierce was an unexpected starter for the Clippers on Wednesday, but he failed to score in just 10 minutes of action.
Jamal Crawford moved into the starting lineup on Wednesday and proceeded to launch 23 shots, making six of them to finish with 17 points, four assists, three rebounds and two steals.
Austin Rivers started Wednesday's game in place of Chris Paul (broken metacarpal) and had 13 points, three rebounds, three assists and three turnovers in 37 minutes.
Jeff Green scored 17 points off the bench during Game 5, making 6-of-10 shots with six rebounds, three steals, two assists and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.
J.J. Redick scored a team-high 19 points for the Clippers during Game 5, making 7-of-17 shots with three 3-pointers, three rebounds, two assists and zero turnovers in 34 minutes.
Luc Mbah a Moute did not leave the Clippers' bench on Wednesday.
Blake Griffin had a bone marrow procedure on his injured left quad Wednesday morning.
Jamal Crawford will start Game 5 on Wednesday, alongside Austin Rivers, J.J. Redick, Paul Pierce and DeAndre Jordan.
Paul Pierce will start Wednesday's game in place of Blake Griffin (quad).
Austin Rivers will start Game 5 on Wednesday with Chris Paul (hand) done for the postseason.
Jeff Green is expected to move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's Game 5 against Portland.