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Friday, March 7, 2014
Clippers make it Blowout City vs Lakers



US PresswireChris Paul (right) and Blake Griffin led the Clippers to an historic blowout of the Lakers.
The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, 142-94 on Thursday, a blowout of historic proportions. Let’s not waste any time breaking it down.

• It’s the largest win in Clippers franchise history and the largest loss in Lakers history.

• It’s the most points the Clippers have ever scored against the Lakers, and it’s the most points they’ve ever scored in a road game (it was in their home arena, but the Clippers were the road team).

• It’s the most points the Clippers scored since March 13, 1998, a 152-120 win against the Toronto Raptors.

• The Clippers’ four largest wins since moving to Los Angeles in 1984-85 have come this season, and two of them have been against the Lakers.

• The Clippers’ starters outscored the Lakers’ starters, 88-51, and none of them played in the fourth quarter (it was 88-39 through three quarters).

• The Clippers had three reserves score in double digits (not to mention all five starters), as many as the Lakers had altogether.

• The Clippers outscored the Lakers 44-13 in the second quarter and outrebounded the home team 22-5. Darren Collison outscored the Lakers by himself in that quarter, 14-13.

His 14 points in the quarter are more than he’s scored in 45 games this season.

• The Clippers have won six straight games, the longest active win streak in the NBA.