Jose Calderon

Five takeaways from the Lakers' Christmas Day win

Five takeaways from the Lakers' Christmas Day win

A win offers breathing room for the Lakers, and on Christmas, they got some.

Fittingly, Nick Young hit the game’s last field goal. He is the only Laker who was also on the team in 2013, the last time the Lakers beat the Clippers before an 11-game losing streak — the longest such streak they’ve had to any team since the franchise moved to Los Angeles.

Here are five takeaways from last night’s 111-102 victory.

1. The Clippers were shorthanded, missing starters Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. Raymond Felton, the...

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