Lakers Gameday

25 - 52
Los Angeles Clippers

55 - 23

Tip-Off: 12:30PM PST

Sunday, April 6, 2014

STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA

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Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TOT
LAL 22 27 23 25 97
LAC 25 32 37 26 120
Los Angeles Clippers

55 - 23

Clippers beat Lakers 120-97 led by Griffin, Paul

By Beth Harris on April 06, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) Blake Griffin and Chris Paul scored 23 points apiece, and the Los Angeles Clippers hung another rout on the Lakers, winning 120-97 Sunday to take three of four games this season from their beleaguered Staples Center co-tenants.

It wasn't quite the blowout of the Clippers' previous two wins - 48 points on March 6 and 36 points on Jan. 10 - but they were easily in command as the designated home team.

J.J. Redick added 15 points and DeAndre Jordan had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Pacific Division-winning Clippers, who improved to 32-6 at home.

The injury-plagued Lakers were down to just eight players after guard Kent Bazemore got hurt in the second quarter. Jordan Hill led them with 22 points and Nick Young added 18 points off the bench.

The Lakers' lone win in the series, a 116-103 victory on opening night, came well before they lost Kobe Bryant and their season rapidly went downhill as the Clippers surged under new coach Doc Rivers.

The Lakers lost their fourth in a row overall, seventh straight on the road, and 10th in 13 games for their 52nd defeat of the season.

Having built a 22-point lead, the Clippers' starters rested in the fourth, having already had two days off since their previous game.

The Clippers reeled off eight straight points to open the third, including four by Griffin, for a 65-49 lead. Jordan dunked back-to-back, Paul made two 3-pointers, and Griffin hit 3 of 4 free throws, extending the lead to 84-65.

It grew bigger with a 10-3 spurt that sent the Clippers into the fourth leading 94-72.
The Clippers shot 62 percent and outscored the Lakers 37-23 in the third.

Young scored the first five points of the second quarter, giving the Lakers a two-point lead, their first of the game. They kept it close over the next 4 1/2 minutes before the Clippers used a 19-12 run to lead 57-49 at halftime. Griffin had eight points and Paul six in the team's first extended offensive burst of the game.

Notes: The Lakers said Bazemore sprained his right foot and will undergo an MRI on Monday. ... The Lakers were already thin, with Pau Gasol (vertigo), Steve Nash (nerve root irritation), Chris Kaman (strained right calf), Jordan Farmar (strained right groin), Xavier Henry (ligament, wrist and knee injuries), and Bryant sidelined. ... Paul and Redick started their 18th game in the backcourt together, but first since Nov. 27, with injuries having sidelined both at various times. ... Clippers F Danny Granger sat out with a strained left hamstring, while G Jamal Crawford remains out with a strained left calf. ... Paul McCartney and wife Nancy took in the game sitting midway up from the court.

Game Notes

2013-14 Series Notes: The Lakers trail two games to one.

All-Time Series Notes: Los Angeles lost the 2012-13 season series with the Clippers 0-4 after
taking the previous year’s three-game series 2-1 ... The two teams have met 199 times overall and
on 133 occasions since the Clippers moved to Los Angeles ... The Lakers lead the all-time series
144-55 (98-35 vs. LAC) ... The Lakers have lost three season series in franchise history (2012-13,
1992-93 & 1974-75) to the Clippers ... The Lakers are 3-7 in their last 10 games overall against the
Clippers ... The Lakers are 22-7 all-time against the Clippers in home games at STAPLES Center
but had their 9-game home win streak against the Clippers snapped in their first meeting of the
2012-13 season (11/2/12) ... On the road against the Clippers, the Lakers are 3-7 in their last 10
games as a visitor at STAPLES Center ... In recent series history, with a victory on 4/7/13, the
Clippers achieved their longest win streak (4 games) against the Lakers since moving to Los
Angeles from San Diego in 1984 ... During the 2009-10 season, for the third time in as many years,
the Lakers established a new largest margin of victory against the Clippers since they moved from
San Diego to Los Angeles prior to the 1984-85 season, defeating the Clippers by 40 points (126-86)
on 1/15/10 (previous largest margin of victories were 38 (117-79, 10/29/09) and 37 (119-82, 3/7/08))
... In their meeting on January 21, 2009, Bryant posted his 16th career triple-double with 18 points,
10 rebounds and 12 assists ... In 64 career games against the Clippers (56 starts), Bryant is
averaging 25.9 points ... Additionally, Bryant has posted two 50-point games against the Clippers,
most recently 4/12/07 vs. LAC (other: 50 points 1/7/06 @ LAC).

Connections: Clippers F Matt Barnes played two seasons (2010-12) with the Lakers before signing with the Clippers, averaging 7.3 points and 4.9 rebounds in 116
games... Barnes previously played with Lakers C Chris Kaman on the Clippers during the 2003-04 season... Kaman was drafted by the Clippers with the 6th
overall pick
in the 2003 NBA Draft, and played eight seasons for the team, averaging 11.8 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over 493 games... Kaman played with Clippers G
Darren Collison on the Dallas Mavericks last season… Lakers G Nick Young played 22 games for the Clippers in 2011-12 after being traded midseason by the
Washington Wizards… Clippers G Jared Dudley and F Barnes played with Lakers G Steve Nash on the Phoenix Suns during the 2008-09 season, while Dudley and
Nash also played together during the 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons... Lakers assistant coach Kurt Rambis coached Clippers C Ryan Hollins in the 2009-10
season when Rambis was head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Game Leaders

  LAL   LAC  
Jordan Hill
pts Blake Griffin
Robert Sacre
reb Deandre Jordan
Kendall Marshall
ast Chris Paul


Game Starters

  LAL   LAC  
Kendall Marshall g Chris Paul
Jodie Meeks g Darren Collison
Jordan Hill c Deandre Jordan
Ryan Kelly f Blake Griffin
Kent Bazemore f Matt Barnes

Injury Report - LAKERS

  • Kobe Bryant:
    (fractured left knee) is out
  • Jordan Farmar:
    (groin) is out
  • Pau Gasol:
    (vertigo) is questionable
  • Chris Kaman:
    (calf) is questionable
  • Xavier Henry:
    (wrist,knee) is out
  • Nick Young:
    (ankle) is probable

Injury Report - CLIPPERS

  • Blake Griffin:
    (ankle) is questionable
  • Jamal Crawford:
    (achilles) is out
  • Danny Granger:
    (hamstring) is out