The Lakers never truly competed on Wednesday night, getting blown out by the Clippers at
Rookie center Tarik Black made his Lakers' debut, playing the entire fourth quarter, actually out-scoring Bryant with five points, with a pair of dunks and a free throw.
The Lakers shot 43.5% from the field.
The Clippers shot 47.1% from the field but out-scored the Lakers at the free throw line 22-10 (taking 13 more attempts).
With the loss, the Lakers drop to 11-25. They'll host the Orlando Magic (13-25) on Friday night at Staples Center. The Clippers (24-12) play next on Saturday at home against the
Clippers 99 - Lakers 62 (end of third quarter)
The Clippers continued to bombard the Lakers in the third quarter, out-scoring the road team 29-14 in the period.
Both Kobe Bryant and Nick Young struggled to score. Bryant managed four points on two of 12 shooting. Young scored five on two of seven. The Lakers shot 40.6% from the field.
The Clippers were led by Chris Paul with 24 points and 11 assists. Blake Griffin neared a triple-double with 27 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. The team shot 49.3% from the field.
Jordan Hill and Wayne Ellington led the Lakers with 13 apiece.
The Clippers extended their lead to 22 in the closing seconds of the second quarter, on a windmill dunk from
Four Lakers scored 10 points, including
The Clippers hit 57.8% of their shots and 47.1% from three-point range (8-17).
The Clippers took an early lead in the first quarter, finishing the period up 10.
The Lakers started
The Clippers are coming off a 107-98 loss on Monday to the
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