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Darren Collison, Blake Griffin spark Clippers by Lakers

In a complete performance, Blake Griffin scored 20 points and recorded 11 rebounds and 7 assists to help the Los Angeles Clippers dominate the Los Angeles Lakers, 142-94. The Clippers had a strong shooting performance, finishing 57-103 (55.3%) from the field, including 12-26 (46.2%) from beyond the arc. The Clippers (43-20) is now on a six-game winning streak, dating back to a 125-117 win against Oklahoma City Thunder on February 23rd.

Griffin went 8-12 from the field, in a quality offensive outing. Other key players for the Clippers included Matt Barnes with 17 points and 12 rebounds, DeAndre Jordan with 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Chris Paul with 13 points and 11 assists. On 8-15 shooting from the field and 5-6 from the free throw line, Pau Gasol scored 21 points for the Lakers in the loss. He also registered 7 rebounds. Kent Bazemore chipped in 14 points and 6 assists.

The Clippers combined an eFG% of 61.2% with 46.2% 3-point shooting. They are undefeated (14-0) this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Lakers, on the other hand, are winless (0-7) when allowing opponents to hit those marks.

This drops the Lakers (21-41) to 1-2 versus the Clippers on the season.

Coming up next, the Clippers square off with the Atlanta Hawks, who are 26-33 on the year. The Lakers match up with the Denver Nuggets, currently 26-34 this season. The Clippers have a 0-1 record against Atlanta this season. The Lakers have lost their last two meetings with Denver.


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