Clippers Hand Lakers Worse Loss In History
The classic battle of LA, the one between the Clippers and the Lakers is no longer a true
The Los Angeles Clippers treated their city-rivals -or former city rivals - Los Angeles Lakers their worst loss in their franchise history on a Thursday night basketball that either side will remember for years. In a game which turned out to be a torture for the Lakers and all their fans watching at home but also inside the Staples Center, like Jack Nicholson, the Clips routed their opponents by 48 points. The final score wrote LA Clippers 142 LA Lakers 94. This was also the biggest-margin victory in the Clippers' franchise history.
Armed with all their weapons, the Clippers started the game slow. At the end of the first quarter they were up by just two points. But after that, they simply exploded. Scoring 44 points in the second period, in almost any way a team is able to score in a basketball game, they also held their opponents to just 13 points, turning this game into a blowout before even halftime. Famous actor, Will Ferrell, a Lakers fan, thought that he had seen enough and he gather his stuff heading towards the exit. Several other Lakers fans did the same.
The Clippers took a commanding lead at the half and never looked back. They outrebounded their opponents, outscored them in the paint and on fast-break, they sank 12 three-pointers in 26 attempts and pretty much turned this game like school excursion to the country for a picnic, where everybody is just enjoying himself, having fun.
Because that's what every fan of the Clippers had last night, fun.
The contrast of emotions reminded a Hollywood movie. On the one hand, Mitch Kupchak, the general manager of a legendary team which counts 16 championships throughout its history, was watching the game turning into a blowout and no one would like to get into his mind at that time. On the other hand, Clippers fans, who have never celebrated a championship in their lives, not even an NBA Finals appearance, were ecstatic. This was yet another time they realized that their favorite team is now the boss in LA. Only this time, the difference was enormous.
Lobs, devastating dunks, three-pointers, fancy assists. This was a night that everything seemed to work for the Clips. It was like a pre-playoff fiesta, a night when the team wanted to gather momentum for the upcoming championship push. And it did.
For the records, the Clips had eight players in double figures, with Darren Collison leading the scoring with 24 points Even Hedo Turkoglu scored nine points, connecting on three out of his five shots attempts from beyond the arc.
On the other hand, the upset Lakers saw Gasol finishing with 21 points and Xavier Henry chipping in 15 off the bench but their contributions didn't matter.
Things are crystal clear now. The Los Angeles Clippers are the next big thing in LA. They are the hot stuff. They are championship contenders. They are the bosses of LA. Period.
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