LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 27 points, Chris Paul had 24 points and Matt Barnes added 19 in helping the Los Angeles Clippers rout the Lakers 114-89 Wednesday night for their ninth win in 10 games against the 16-time NBA champions.
Griffin just missed a triple-double, with nine rebounds and eight assists. DeAndre Jordan had 10 points and 13 rebounds, and J.J. Redick added 10 points as all five starters reached double figures. Paul had 11 assists.
The Clippers led by 10 after the opening quarter, stretched it to 22 points at halftime and were up by 36 going into the fourth in winning their fifth straight against the Lakers. They are enjoying their most successful stretch against the Lakers in franchise history.
Jordan Clarkson scored 14 points to lead the Lakers. Kobe Bryant finished with four points, eight rebounds and seven assists after going scoreless in the first half.
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