Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E Sports) – Xavier Henry scored 22 points while Jordan Farmar added 16 to lead the Los Angeles Lakers bench production in pushing past the Los Angeles Clippers 116-103 Tuesday at Staples Center.
Pau Gasol scored 11 of his 15 points in the first quarter, and Jordan Hill added 12 points and eight rebounds as the Lakers improved to 42-24 on opening night, the best winning percentage in NBA history.
The Lakers bench produced 76 points, the most for the club since April 1988.
The Clippers hit 59 percent of their shots to lead 57-55 at halftime.
They enjoyed their biggest lead at eight points in the third quarter.
But the Lakers scored 41 points in the fourth quarter with Henry accounting for 12 while leading a 28-8 run.
DeAndre Jordan had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers.
Blake Griffin scored 19 points and Chris Paul had 15 points and 11 assists.