A RECORD NIGHT VERSUS LAKERS
For the second time this season the Clippers set a number of team and franchise records in a lopsided victory, defeating the Lakers 142-94 on Mar. 6, 2014. Here is a look at some of the most notable:
- The 48-point (142-94) victory was the largest in franchise history, surpassing their 45-point victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Feb. 9, 2014. It was the third time this season the Clippers have set the franchise record for largest winning margin. They won by 39 points on Nov. 24 against the Chicago Bulls.
- It was also the worst loss in Lakers franchise history. They lost 129-83 to the Portland Trail Blazers on Jan. 9, 1995.
- The Clippers have defeated the Lakers by a combined 84 points in the last two meetings, marking back-to-back occasions that the Clippers set the series record for margin of victory. It was also the second game in a row that they have led by 40 points or more against the Lakers. They have won six of seven games in the series overall.
- The Clippers outscored the Lakers, 44-13, in the second quarter. The 31-point advantage matched the second most lopsided quarter in franchise history and matched the team high since they moved from Buffalo. The franchise record is 35 points, set when the Buffalo Braves outscored the Boston Celtics, 58-23, in the fourth quarter on Oct. 20, 1972. The Clippers had a 46-15 lead over Philadelphia at the end of the first quarter on Feb. 9.
- Blake Griffin scored 20 points, extending his team record with his 21st consecutive game of 20 points or more.
- Griffin’s 20 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in 26 minutes marked the first time since Jan. 11, 1990 that a player had those statistical minimums while playing 27 minutes or fewer in a game. Fat Lever last did so on Jan. 11, 1990 with the Denver Nuggets.
- The Clippers had a 73-40 lead at halftime. It was the second time in franchise history they have led by 33 points or more at intermission. The record was a 39-point lead against the 76ers on Feb. 9.
- Matt Barnes had 17 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals. He has never reached those statistical minimums in a game in his career. It was also the 30th double-double of his career and first of the season.
- DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 12 rebounds, extending his career high to 32 double-doubles. His previous best was 12 in 2012-13.
- The Clippers scored 142 points. It was a season-high and the most since they scored 152 against the Toronto on Mar. 13, 1998.
- In the game's second and third quarters, the Clippers outscored the Lakers, 80-33, becoming the first team in the NBA's shot-clock era (beginning 60 years ago) to outscore its opponent by as many as 47 points over the two middle quarters, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The old record of 44 points had been established by the Lakers against the Nuggets in 1982.