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Of all the indignities, this was the lowest of the low: Clippers 142, Lakers 94.

It wasn't only the Lakers' worst loss ever to the Clippers. It was their worst ever to anybody.

The Clippers appeared to play five-on-three that night, outscoring the Lakers in a particularly wild second quarter, 44-13, with a blaze of alley-oop dunks, three-pointers and satisfied screams exactly a month ago.

"They smelled blood in the water and they killed us," Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said at the time.

No one actually died, which might have changed if the injured Kobe Bryant was around that night.

More historic stuffing could get batted out of the Lakers in a designated Clippers home game Sunday.

One more loss for the Lakers (25-51) matches their worst total ever, formerly a 30-52 forgetter in 1974-75.

That team might deserve a parade compared to this one.

The Lakers are just happy March turned into April. They hit the basketball superfecta last month, suffering their worst losses ever to San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Minnesota and the Clippers.

They'll play Sunday without Bryant, Pau Gasol, Chris Kaman, Jordan Farmar, Xavier Henry and probably Steve Nash too (listed as doubtful). Nick Young will try to play with a mild sprained right ankle that forced him out of Friday's 107-95 loss to Dallas.

Uh … good luck?

"Players do have short memories, which is good, sometimes," D'Antoni said Saturday. "We know we're facing some serious odds being a little short-handed. We've got to make some obviously big shots, some things have got to go our way."

With everybody sidelined by something or other, Jodie Meeks continues to be the Lakers' main scoring threat. He had seven points on three-for-11 shooting last month against the Clippers.

"We know we're not that bad of a team to lose by 48, 50 points, whatever it was," Meeks said. "The past two times they've embarrassed us."

Oh, yeah. That one too.

Back in January, the Clippers drilled the Lakers, 123-87, their largest victory over them at the time.

"They just killed us," Young said after that one, without much argument.

Etc.

D'Antoni was asked jokingly when Lakers assistant coach Mark Madsen would suit up. "Oh boy," D'Antoni said, smiling. "He's always ready. I don't know if that's a good thing or not." Madsen retired as a player in 2009 after nine years in the NBA…. D'Antoni doesn't hear much about the Clippers' dominance from their fans, he says. "Unless they're in my house in the living room, I don't hear a lot. I haven't seen anybody there, so we're good," he said.

mike.bresnahan@latimes.com

Twitter: @Mike_Bresnahan

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