The Clippers took care of business at Staples Center on Tuesday, doing what they needed to do to beat their in-building rival.
Here are five takeaways from the Clippers’ 133-109 win over the Lakers:
1. It seems like every game, Chris Paul is taking and making more three-pointers. Paul attempted eight three-pointers against the Lakers and made four.
In the process, he went into the NBA’s history books. Paul has made 980 three-pointers over his career, passing Scottie Pippen (978) for No. 100 on the NBA’s all-time three-pointers made list.
2. The Clippers’ core group of guards — Paul, J.J. Redick, Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers —...