The Clippers beat the Lakers, 142-94, Thursday night – the biggest loss in Lakers history. In the spirit of Lakers schadenfreude, let’s dig a little deeper into the blowout:
- 48 – Margin of victory/defeat, the largest for the Clippers/Lakers in each franchise’s history
- 3 – Years since any team has been beaten so badly. The Lakers beat the Cavaliers, 112-57, in 2011.
- 2 – Number of times any NBA team has outscored an opponent by at least 30 points in a quarter since 2001
- 2 – Number of times the Clippers have outscored an opponent by at least 30 points in a quarter this season. They topped the Lakers 44-13 in the second quarter Thursday and the 76ers 46-15 in the first quarter Feb. 9
- 31 – Lakers’ rebounding deficit, worst by any team this season
- 4 – Double-doubles by the Clippers: Blake Griffin (20 points and 11 rebounds), Matt Barnes (17 points and 12 rebounds), DeAndre Jordan (14 points and 12 rebounds) and Chris Paul (13 points and 11 rebounds)
- 4 – Points Clippers would have won by if the outputs of their two-leading scorers, Darren Collison (24 points) and Blake Griffin (20 points), were removed from the scoreboard
- .339 – Lakers’ winning percentage after the loss. At 21-41, they’re on pace for their worst record since moving to Los Angeles.
-- Dan Feldman, ProBasketballTalk.com