For three quarters Friday night, the lopsided score and even more lopsided statistics were all about the dominance of the Clippers over the Sacramento Kings.
The Clippers built what looked like a comfortable 26-point lead in the first half and it was still what seemed like a safe 19-point cushion entering the fourth quarter at Golden 1 Center.
But as that lead began to wither away, the Clippers were forced to hold on for a 121-115 victory over the Kings.
Leading the Kings’ charge was DeMarcus Cousins, who had 38 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists.
The Clippers not only stopped playing defense, but Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said his team’s...