On Thursday night, the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 132-111. To sweep the Lakers in four games this season. Reggie Jackson added nine assists and eight rebounds to his season-high 36 points in the fourth quarter.
The Clippers lead by Ivica Zubac’s 19 points and nine rebounds. They scored 23 points in the first six minutes of the third quarter. To be complete the sweep and their sixth consecutive win over the Lakers overall.
Late in the third quarter, the Clippers outscored their cross-hallway foes 37-10. To win their sixth game in a row in the last eight days, two of them came against the Lakers.
The Clippers’ victory was the latest in a string of wins. Seven of their past eight games have ended in victories. Regardless of the absence of Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and Norman Powell. The three best players.
The reality is that none of them will likely return. The Clippers are on track to make another playoff appearance because of Jackson and a tenacious supporting cast. After Sunday’s win, the team has a better chance of avoiding the play-in tournament. They are now only one game behind Minnesota for eighth place.
“We were on a mission,” Jackson explained. “We wanted to wrap things up.” We’re still a hungry group of players. Also, we have the impression that we are authoring our own story. With our people going, we know what the story is. With this group, we’re attempting to achieve something unique. It’s all about this group, and we’re going to write our own story.”
Jackson made four 3-pointers and embarrassed a slew of Lakers defenders. Especially in a fourth-quarter performance, the Clippers’ section of the crowd chanting his name. Jackson replied by hitting a 3-pointer over Westbrook’s defenders.
Russell Westbrook: LA Lakers
Even though the Lakers haven’t shown much since returning from the All-Star break without Davis. Russell Westbrook insists the season isn’t finished. There are only 20 games left, but Westbrook says he’ll go all the way.
Tyronn Lue, the Clippers’ coach, said, “He likes it.” “He is captivated by the present. He’s a major player. We have a back-and-forth relationship at times, but he has kept us together for the entire year. When we first lost PG. It was a problem because the offense is around PG and Kawhi Leonard. These players have bought it for now, that we have a clear rotation. Understand how we have to play and start with our veterans. That’s the type of team and culture we’ve created around here.”
The Lakers have lost four straight and seven of their last eight games, falling a season-worst eight games below 500. LeBron James scored 26 points and eight rebounds for the Lakers, who have lost four straight and seven of their last eight games (27-35). A proud team that started the season with championship expectation, suddenly two games ahead of 11th-place Portland with no reason. To believe its downward spiral will come to an end any time soon.
“There’s been one quarter that’s killed us,” James explained. “It’s the second quarter,” says the narrator. It was the third quarter today.”
After scoring 14 straight points to conclude the first half with only a three-point deficit. The Lakers got perplexed early in the third after the refs failed to give James a continuation foul. And they were unable to argue the call.
“We’re simply being persistent and doing the work,” said Lakers coach Frank Vogel. “We’ll go to any length to get things perfect, but it hasn’t worked out for us.” With Anthony (Davis) out, we’ll keep looking for ways to win. We haven’t found it yet, but it’s not something we can’t do.”
Nicolas Batum made his 900th appearance in the NBA. “I don’t know,” Lue said of George, Leonard, and Powell’s injury recoveries. “I’m sorry.” The game sits in on by Justin Bieber, Rami Malek, Saweetie, and UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.
Talen Horton-Tucker sat out after injuring his ankle on Tuesday. He is a potential starter before the game. In the Lakers’ 31st starting lineup, Dwight Howard is alongside rookie Austin Reaves and Malik Monk. With a late 3-pointer, Wenyen Gabriel debuted for the Lakers. The Los Angeles Lakers announced that he had signed with them.
James Worthy is ’embarrassed’ by the Clippers’ domination over the Lakers.
Last night, the LA Clippers swept the LA Lakers 4-0, extending their season-long dominance of the franchise.
Not only did the Clippers defeat the Lakers last night, but they are now 32-7 all-time against the Lakers. James Worthy, a Lakers great, are provoking by the combination of the two.
James Worthy commented, “I am speechless.” “Because I’ve never seen the type of dominance that the [Clippers] has had over the Lakers for the previous five years or whatever, and this game just said to me that they don’t have it. It is embarrassing to see how they get embarrassed by the Clippers.”
After their seventh straight loss to the Clippers, the Lakers are at a crossroads in their season. The squad is only one game out of the 10th seed and two games out of the 11th seed. The Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James, have a legitimate danger of missing out on the play-in round. And they badly need to win some games to avoid that.
Therefore, The Clippers are firmly in control of the 8th spot, possibility to move up to the 7th or 6th slot. They’ll need some luck in the shape of the Mavericks, Wolves, and Nuggets falling for that to happen.
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