Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E Sports) – Blake Griffin had 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Los Angeles Clippers routed the Los Angeles Lakers, 142-94, Thursday at Staples Center.
Darren Collison had a team-high 24 points while Chris Paul added 13 points and 11 assists for the Clippers, who had a 64-33 rebounding advantage.
It was the most lopsided victory for the Clippers’ franchise and the most one-sided loss in Lakers history.
The game also marked Griffin’s 36th double-double and a career-best streak of 21 games with 20 or more points.
The Lakers led 20-13 midway in the first quarter following an 11-0 blast with Ken Bazemore scoring five and Pau Gasol adding four points.
But the Clippers answered back with a 14-0 run, with Chris Paul leading the attack with five points.
Leading by just 29-27 at the end of the first, the Clippers poured it on in the second.
The Clippers pushed their lead to 37-30 at 9:12 of the quarter before fueling a 13-0 blast with Matt Barnes, Hedo Turkoglu and Darren Collison each hitting a 3-pointer to take a 50-30 lead.
Another run by the Clippers, this time at 14-5, with Collison scoring six and Griffin adding four points, buried the Lakers at 64-35 with 1:52 left.
The Clippers further outscored the Lakers the rest of the second until early in the next quarter to earn a 79-40 lead at 11:07 of the third.
They ended the third quarter with a 109-60 lead and cruised the rest of the way.
The humiliated Lakers were led by Gasol’s 21 points.