The Lakers were dismantled on Friday night by the Clippers, falling by 36 points, 123-87, to their Staples Center rivals. It tied the Lakers' 10th-worst margin of defeat while it was the Clippers' biggest margin of victory over the Lakers.
Given they have a losing record at home (8-10), the Lakers didn't fare any better in this road game, starting with a defenseless first quarter by yielding 43 points to the Clippers.
The Lakers mustered only eight points in the third quarter while giving up 31. The Clippers led by as many as 43 points, despite playing without All-Star point guard Chris Paul (separated shoulder).
Blake Griffin scored 33 points to lead all scorers, hitting 12 of 15 shots from the field and nine of 11 from the free-throw line. He also had 12 rebounds, four steals, four assists and two blocked shots.
DeAndre Jordan neared a triple-double with 13 points, 10 assists and seven blocks.
Coach Mike D'Antoni's biggest concern before the game was avoiding turnovers. The Lakers didn't listen, giving up the ball 21 times while shooting only 34.5% from the field. Jodie Meeks was the worst offender with five turnovers while shooting just two of 10 from the field.
The Lakers were also outrebounded, 56-47.
The Lakers (14-23), who have lost 10 of their last 11, are off until Tuesday when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers (13-23).
The Clippers (26-13) also get a break, hosting the Dallas Mavericks (21-16) on Wednesday.
The Lakers simply didn't compete in the third quarter.
The Clippers dominated with 31 points while the Lakers scored only eight in the quarter, falling behind by as many as 42 points.
Clippers power forward Blake Griffin has 33 points in less 30 minutes to go along with 12 rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots.
The Lakers are shooting only 33.3% from the field for the game while allowing the Clippers to make 51.4% of their shots.