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Despite a strong fight from the Lakers, the Clippers were able to pull away in the fourth quarter, led by 27 points and seven assists from All-Star guard Chris Paul.
The Lakers kept close most of the night, leading by as many as four points in the third quarter before Clippers reserves Austin Rivers (17 points), Jamal Crawford (15) and
Second-year forward Julius Randle had a big night for the Lakers with 23 points and 14 rebounds, but also six turnovers. Jordan Clarkson scored 17, Roy Hibbert 12 and Lou Williams 11.
The Lakers shot 43.6% from the field, 38.5% from three-point range (five for 13) and 80% from the line (20 for 25). The Clippers hit 49.4%, 30.8% (eight for 26) and 70.8% (17 for 24), respectively.
While the Lakers more than doubled up the Clippers with 11 offensive rebounds to five -- the Clippers had just nine turnovers to the Lakers' 18.
The Lakers (9-40) are off until Sunday, hosting the