Even though the Clippers never trailed and led by as many as 28 points, the victory was not as lopsided as it might seem.
The Lakers opened the fourth quarter with a 25-4 run to cut their deficit to seven points, 89-82, with four minutes left after
The Lakers had zero second-chance points and fastbreak points by halftime. The Clippers bested the Lakers for the game in points in the paint, 30-22, second-chance points, 17-5, and rebounds, 45-40.
The Lakers were led by D'Angelo Russell, who had 16 points and seven rebounds. Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle each had 11 points.
Chris Paul finished with 23 points on 11-for-19 shooting, six assists and five rebounds for the Clippers.