1. The Clippers seemed to target
"[They] were really blitzing the screens hard, doubling the screens, getting the ball out of my hands," Clarkson said after the game. "I didn't want to force anything. I felt I started to a little bit towards the end -- it's just not in my game."
Clarkson said he's looking forward to seeing film of the game, so he can learn from the loss, especially before the Lakers visit the Clippers on Tuesday.
"I told [the coaches], when I got taken out in the third, I told them, 'I need the tape,'" he said.
2. Paul didn't do much as a scorer on Sunday, taking just seven shots, making three for seven points, but he perfectly orchestrated the Clippers' offense with 15 assists and just one turnover.
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Through two games with the Lakers, he's shooting a perfect four for four from three-point range.
4. The Clippers are now two wins ahead of the
5. The Lakers look secure as the fourth seed in the lottery standings, four wins behind the Orlando Magic (24-53) and two ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers (18-60).
The Sixers play just four more games. If they win two, with the Lakers losing all of their final six, the two franchises would head into the draft lottery tied in the third and fourth slots.
At fourth, the Lakers have an 82.8% chance of keeping a top-five pick, otherwise it will go to the Sixers, via the