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Lawrence Frank

Clippers send Lakers to franchise-worst 62nd loss, 91-81

Clippers send Lakers to franchise-worst 62nd loss, 91-81

Lakers fans cheered Kobe Bryant as if Wednesday represented the turning point in a late-May playoff series.

It was loud when he touched the ball in the post. It was even louder when he scored.

When he checked back into the game with a handful of minutes remaining? Earplug time.

But Bryant's second-to-last home game would end like so many others this season.

He cooled after scoring 10 first-quarter points and the Lakers clinched the worst record of their 68-year existence with a 91-81 loss to the Clippers at Staples Center.

Bryant finished with 17 points on wobbly six-for-19 shooting. As if Lakers fans cared.

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