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Blake Griffin scores 33 as Clippers dominate Lakers

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Blake Griffin scored 33 points and recorded 12 rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a blowout victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, 123-87. The Clippers shot 45-92 (48.9%) from the field and turned it over on only eight possessions. This is the third win in a row for the Clippers (26-13).

Griffin shot 12-15 from the field and 9-11 from the free throw line, in a quality offensive outing. Other key players for the Clippers included Darren Collison with 20 points and 7 assists, DeAndre Jordan with 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Jamal Crawford with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Despite the loss, Kendall Marshall put up 16 points for the Lakers on 6-11 shooting, including 3-4 from behind the arc. He also added 10 assists. Robert Sacre contributed 14 points and 7 rebounds, Nick Young finished with 11 points and 7 rebounds, and Pau Gasol put up 10 points and 8 rebounds.

After putting up a sparkling assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.00, the Clippers are 6-2 on the season when eclipsing 2.50 in this category. However, the Lakers are 1-7 when allowing their opponents to achieve such a lofty ratio.

The Lakers (14-23) have now dropped their last four straight contests.

Coming up next, the Clippers take on the Dallas Mavericks, who are 21-16 on the year. The Lakers match up against the Cleveland Cavaliers, currently 13-23 this season. The Clippers are 1-0 versus Dallas this season.


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