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How is the airport this crazy when it's not even 4am? Wow. http://t.co/qLgGcoLLvD
The Lakers hit rock bottom, and seemed embarrassed but not necessarily angry in the locker room tonight. Should they be angry?
+48 represents Clippers largest margin of victory in club history
The Lakers suffered their worst loss in franchise history, a 48-point defeat at the hands of the Clippers. 142-94 the final score
San Antonio just shut down. There's Miami, New York, Las Vegas.... and everyplace else....
Blake Griffin: "Our whole thing at halftime was, ‘Why not go up 40? Why not go up 50? Why not keep getting better and executing?’"
England Basketball have laid off 12 development officers following funding cuts, reports Daily Mail
Meeks: "It's not fun getting blown out on any level, but especially on national TV and in front of the world. We have to have more pride."
Pau: "We got a lot of games left & if we don’t play a little better – or a lot better, actually – things can get really ugly like tonight"
On an already long night for the Lakers, it's unlikely the team well get to the hotel in Denver before around 4 a.m. Rocky Mt. time.
Yes, there’s a difference between 48 points, worst in franchise history, and 20+. The point being, you knew an ass-kicking was coming. AK
Shaq rolling up on boy of 8 in No. 32 Laker jersey, summer 2000 in Orlando: "Fool, whatchu doin' with my jersey!" Awestruck kid: "Shhhhaq."
It ain't easy being a Lakers fan tonight*, but we'll be back.
Did I see a 48 point loss coming? No. But I figured the Lakers would lose by at least 20. And by the point, what’s the difference? AK
Glen Davis said there's almost a "supernatural" feeling he gets around championship-caliber teams. Said he's got that feeling now.
Depending on who you ask, the only bright spot for the Lakers or the harbinger of what was to come. http://t.co/VY2npnoOPR
Corey makes TNT's Kennying segment -- a sub this week for Shaqtin' a Fool -- for getting his ankles busted by Ty Lawson in Denver
Blake Griffin said losing opening night motivated Clippers for these two blowouts of Lakers: "Still have a pretty bad taste in our mouth."
Chris Paul said fans were yelling to him: "It's still a Laker town!" Looking ahead to other goals, CP shrugged and said: "It is. No secret."
D'Antoni: "They smelled blood in the water and they killed us." That pretty much sums it up
Why didn't anyone tell me that House of Cards was this trill?! Wow!
0-for-2 on the Husky basketball double-header. Men fall to UCLA, women to Utah in the Pac-12 Tournament.
Pau: "I think there was a little bit of fight, not enough probably."
Spurs getting huge attention in TNT post-game. Cuz God forbid you knock the Lakers.
How you know your friends with big-time celebrity? No equity in friendship. You remember their bdays; they never call you on yours. (@Shaq)
D'Antoni: "We just played bad ... You flush it down and you start tomorrow ... No use being philosophical about it"
You get the sense the Clips don't love being a 43-20 team that's talked about so much less locally than a 21-41 team. They played mad.
D'Antoni: "We took a body blow (from their second unit) and it took us to our knees ... the air went out big time."
D'Antoni: "They smelled blood in the water and they killed us."
D'Antoni: "We took a body blow and it looked like it just took us to our knees"
I could even see the great Riles watching the Laker carnage, dreaming of making Mike D'Antoni as expendable as once he made Paul Westhead.
Knicks wrote off 2008-10. Lakers writing off this season. And D'Antoni had all the losses in those seasons on his head.
I could see 'Bron texting Melo tonight after Lakers' 48-point loss: "Yo, time to get you a ring and get Kobe one more to equal Michael."
Twitter Thursday anyone? Laker/Clipper game was over about 2 hours ago so change over to SportsCentral.
Lakers set a new team record for the worst loss in franchise history losing to the Clippers by 48 points tonight (142-94).
Worst Laker loss ever.
Have hated watching it, but nobody has coached more games last 6 years where his team didn't care about the result than D'Antoni.
Things have been bad for the Jazz, whose last four Ls have come by a combined 62 pts. But the Lakers will not be outdone. Just lost by 48.
Somewhere, Jerry West is laughing devilishly.
Eight Clippers finished in double figures and two more had 9 points.
No one will have any excuses for a bad gamer tonight.
The Rockets' loss to Pacers in December has NOTHING on what the Lakers did tonight with the Clips. Wowzers.
FINAL: Clippers 142, Lakers 94. Largest margin of victory in Clippers history. Largest margin of defeat in Lakers history.
Lakers lose to Clippers by a whisker -- 142-94.
Clippers 142-94 LAkers - done finally - pretty much worst loss in franchise history - certainly by point deficit
Clippers win 142-94 -- biggest Clipper win ever/worst Laker loss ever.
History tonight at Staples Center. Lakers had never lost a game this badly (48 pts). And Clippers had never won by this many points. Wow.
The worst loss in Lakers franchise history was 46 pts to Portland in 1995 until this 48-pt loss to the Clippers tonight - 142-94 final.
Final: LAC 142, LAL 94. Marshall prevented a 50-point loss by hitting a 3 with 15.6 seconds left.
Clippers win, 142-94. Its over
I'm sure they'll bounce back Sunday against the Thunder. BK
Clippers destroy Lakers, 142-94. Wow!
History! Clippers beat Lakers, 142-94. Worst Lakers loss ever.
Worst Lakers loss ever: Clippers 142, Lakers 94.
Well I see Bazemore and Brooks really fixed the Lakers.
Barring a miracle, this will be the biggest margin of victory in Clippers' history and the largest margin of defeat in Lakers history.
Did the Lakers and Sixers merge for one night only?
The lead just got to 50 for the first time, and the Clippers starters are off the bench cheering. 31 seconds left.
Clippers by 50 with 40 seconds left...
Lakers staying within 47 of the Clippers. Special.
Clippers now scored a season-high in points 139
Chris Paul look bored as hell
We should send in the Kid Reporters from the All-Star game to do Lakers postgame because this is such a farce.
Wolves would have NO chance if Love and Westbrook both became free agents the same summer. But RW signed thru 2017 w/ OKC b/c 5-yr max deal
At least Chris Kaman can say he had no part in this.
LOTN (runner-up): Gerald Green 41 pts, 5 rebs, 3 stls, 12-22 FG, 8-13 3FG, 9-11 FT, W
The Lakers trailed by as many as 49 pts tonight and Chris Kaman still didn't get in the game.
Courtside at Staples Center is literally down to a dozen people.
The Lakers have allowed 267 pts over their last two home games.
Worst loss ever is 46. Worst home loss in Lakers history is by 39 points to Celtics in 1960. ... LAC 135, LAL 86 with 2:15 to play.
There have been shootarounds inside Staples Center quieter than this.
It ain’t easy being a Lakers fan.
Higher approval rating in L.A., Mike D'Antoni or Frank McCourt?
Reminder: Both times Lakers missed playoffs since '76, won next title in 6 seasons or less. I'll take over this time but history on LAL side
Lost six followers since tipoff. And here I thought Lakers fans had a sense of humor.
3 worst +/- marks this season have all come vs. LAC by guys on 3 different teams. Gordon (-45), Meeks (-43) & Evan Turner (-43).
3 worst +/- marks this season have come vs. LAC by guys on 3 different teams. Gordon (-45), Meeks (-43) & Evan Turner (-43).
Other than rest, Doc Rivers knows these games are awful for Clippers; They need nip-and-tuck wins to shed their America's Frontrunner label.
Pau Gasol, sitting there, staring dead-eyed in the long timeout. Finally, a sigh.
That ESPN preseason poll (12th in West) looks pretty good right about now.
Clippers largest win is 45 points. The Lakers largest loss is 48 points. The Clippers are currently up by 49.
Last time these teams played, Meeks had 2nd worst single-game +/- this season (-43). His -45 tonight would tie worst (held by Eric Gordon).
Sports Illustrated had it right about the Lakers. Now THIS is going to be fun.
Just saw two fans ask Mitch Kupchak for a photo with his team down by 49 pts in the 4th Q. He obliged. Wish I could see how it came out.
Clippers 128, Lakers 79 with 4:17 left. What's worse? The Lakers are boarding a flight to play at Denver after the game.
No one around league crying for Lakers cause they're cratering all the way into a top-five pick that gives 'em options Knicks would kill for
LAL are just 6 for 27 from 3 tonight (22.2%), including an 0 for 7 from Johnson and 1 for 5 from Brooks.
“Appreciate it now. Let it sit in now, because revenge is sweet and it’s quick” - Kobe Bryant
Hedo Turkoglu is smoking! (He's made 3 3's)
Lakers should put picture of entire roster on side of Staples Center with one word of encouragement: STRAY.
Hold on. It's only a 22 possession game.
More for Mar$hon
Ryan Kelly four-point play
Wrote my Sunday NBA column long before this, but it hits the mark: Lakers a joke, but Knicks a deeper, endemic problem.
Pop on Kawhi: "He is just growing day by day. He is starting to feel confident in his role & taking pride in being a dfndr & a rbnder 1st.
This is probably not the best night for D’Antoni to ask Mitch and Jim about sitting down to talk contract extension. AK
Not actually watching any more but keeping volume on in the background cause the Staples Center organ is still up to Laker/Forum standards
Sorry, but Granger is playing soft. Not gonna frustrate Pacer fans like Gerald Green and DJ Augustin have the way he looks now.
Wonder what Robert Sacre will tweet tonight.
This is worse than the 3 games in which my 6-year old's team didn't score a single basket
Lakers are up 7-2 in the 4th - so, well that doesn't mean anything, never mind
[Insert tweet here]
Yo, Laker fans: Tuck and cover.
Not the ones that blew up last week, though.
LeBron is probably just thanking Manu for wearing his shoes.
Mar$hon Brooks with 2 to start the 4th Q (See, it works!)
i know you're tempted to call it a night, but if you watch "inside" you will be entertained--especially the last 2 segments.
This is worse than the beating Tommy Hearns put on Martin ... http://t.co/DcjpenZZZe
Because Lakers are down 20 at end of third, D'Antoni doesn't have to do the TNT coach interview now. D'Antoni got just a bit of cushion. #49
Fans are leaving en masse now. No reason to stick around.
The Lakers trail 109-60 after three quarters. The Clippers are shooting 57.1 percent and holding LAL to 33.8 pct.
Clippers 109, Lakers 60 at the end of the 3rd quarter. Fans are heading for the exits. I'm contractually obligated to stay.
I once lost a JV game in high school 123-60. Which I guess is still in play here.
People acting shocked that LeBron checks his messages at halftime. I assume half of these tweets were written while driving on 95.
The Clippers players were standing on the bench visibly upset about a missed J that didn't make it a 50-point game. 109-60 after 3.
At the end of (just) three quarters, Clippers 109-60. Sigh
Clippers 109, Lakers 60, after three quarters!
The Clippers are up 109-60 after 3 quarters. Lakers shooting 33.8 percent.
Clippers 109 - Lakers 60 - after 3 - no typo
I have no doubt at least two Lakers would make the all-Big West first team.
More Braves highlights please!
Lakers are trending in Los Angeles...and the tweets arent good
The Lakers should get a one-year ban from having games broadcast on national TV as punishment for this season.
for a historic franchise in the Lakers pass them by. Should use the opp to show their skills. Not sit back and let this happen.
LAL trail 106-60 with 51.1 left in the 3rd Q.
If the Lakers break 70 tonight everyone still watching at home gets free tacos, right?
Great point made on TNT broadcast. Yes, these are a bunch of guys w/ one year deals. But they're letting the chance of a lifetime to play...
At cursory glance, 10 of Spurs' next 14 games against non-playoff teams. April will be a monster though.
For panicking Thunder fans: Two of OKC's next three games are against the Lakers. LA is down by 46 in the third quarter right now.
This isn't all D'Antoni's fault but someone needs to take a hit when things like this happen and it's usually the coach.
Xavier Henry gives the Lakers their 2nd double-digit scorer - Lakers up to 36.5% shooting (4-19 from three 21.1%)
Pat Haden will be pulling Mike D'Antoni off the team plane on way to Denver.
Rich Hill is probably the nicest professional athlete I've ever covered. Just a regular guy who made it. Thoughts to him and his family.
Clippers lapping Lakers - 104-56 in 3rd - tells one part of story. This tells the rest http://t.co/3g6IgWIIxK
Clippers are beating Lakers so bad Glen Davis and Hedo Turkoglu will be retroactively awarded NBA titles.
If the Lakers lose by 50 points, can we all agree they're going to change the locks on D'Antoni tomorrow?
Sacre's dunk closes the gap to uh . . . well
Putting Ryan Kelly and Robert Sacre in the game would seem a far more key moment if two other players didn't have to come off the court.
That record Lakers loss: 1/9/95 at Portland, 129-83.
This pretty much sums it up... http://t.co/sPT08qeOiI
Apparently the "Kendall Marshall has figured it out" train has left the station.
Someone should tell the Lakers the Big West Conference tournament starts Thursday.
Attention Adam Silver: Flexing Thursday night games is what's BEST for business. Suns-Thunder would have been sweet tonight
Mitch Kupchack's reaction to Blake Griffin destroying his Lakers with that dunk. http://t.co/o6QwpQ7PxR
Worst loss in Lakers history: 46 points. Clippers lead by 48 right now with 3:09 left in the third quarter.
(I know the game is on TNT)
Kendall Marshall was subbed out early in his 2nd Q rotation and isn't coming in w/t rest of the bench. Has played 11 minutes.
Lakers' worst loss ever is a 46-point defeat vs. Portland in 1995. They trail by 48 right now. 48!
oh it is?
Good thing this Lakers game isn't on national TV
The NBA should be embarrassed about what's happening in LA right now. It has that all-star game, no-d feel -- with so little effort.
Stop the fight, please stop the fight ...
I had the Lakers +52. Starting to get concerned. BK
Someone GIF Kupchack's reaction right now.
The Clippers are up 104-56 on the Lakers. That's 48 points for those too shocked by the score to do the math.
Blake Griffin just put the exclamation point on this game. We really don't need to play the fourth quarter.
Clippers fans in Staples celebrate Griffin's dunk. At least someone here is happy
Oh my, Blake Griffin.
Clippers up 104-56
Clippers up 46 and @cp3 is still putting dudes in a blender.
These are the nights you think the NBA should allow more games on Thursday nights, say 4-5, and give TNT the ability to choose.
OH MY GOD BLAKE GRIFFIN JUST KILLED THE LAKERS!
Matt Barnes tonight: 7 for 11 FG's, 3 of 5 3's, 17 points, 12 boards, 5 assists, 3 steals. +43 in the game. Clippers up 102-56.
The Clippers could win this game by 20 without taking another shot.
All five Clippers starters are in double digits. They're shooting 60.6 percent as a team. They're up by 45 points.
Lakers management knows this isn't a good team but they can't be losing to the Clippers by 46 points bad. That can't happen.
Good thing ESPN didn't include this game as part of Rivalry Week.
Almost wish they could just call this off. Tell everybody to go home and drive safely.
Clippers 95, Lakers 49 with 5:30 left in the 3rd and for the first time I'm not sure about Mike D'Antoni's job security.
Dear Blake Griffin, when you are up 42, you cannot look good complaining about a call. Just so you know.
Clippers making it look so easy.
Hasnt matter who started -- Farmar or Marshall -- both having poor games.
Every Clippers starter has scored in double figures; two Lakers starters haven't scored.
Lakers are down 90-49 to Clippers
Griffin upset about being hit in face, whips the ball behind him and is hit with a technical. Oops
I guess we can now remind you that the worst loss in Lakers history was by 46 points.
(In my best Charles Barkley voice) "Kobe Bryant is rolling over in his grave." http://t.co/ZMnI6kh3od
Other than Gasol, the Lakers are having trouble creating a single good look on offense. Aside from Pau, they're 10 of 37.
And to think Ryan Kelly, Kendall Marshall left Duke-Carolina for this...
In the Jan. 10 loss to the Clippers by 36 points, the biggest hole was 43. Lakers down by 42 with 7:30 left in the third.
I need this game to stay close enough for Griffin to post meaningful fantasy numbers for the next 10 minutes or so. BK
Collison nearly dropped hammer on Wes Johnson
Darren Collison almost put Wes Johnson on a poster
Also ICYMI ... Suns took down OKC tonight. Spurs and Thunder tied in the loss column atop the West. And down the stretch they come ...
Although Clips won by 36 in Jan, largest victory margin ever in series is Lakers by 46 over San Diego Clippers in 1979. ... LAC 88, LAL 48.
Niagara hangs on to take out Marist, and I just might be out of excuses as to why Manhattan can't get to Monday.
Lakers are down by 40 right now. I could use a 40 right now too.
Pau Gasol's up to 21 points on 8 of 15 FG's and 5 of 6 FG's, but the rest of the team has only 24, and LAL trail 83-45 early in the 3rd.
Not sure why Xavier Henry isn't playing more after his energetic burst in first half.
Clippers have stretched their lead to 40 points. Count em....
LeBron complained after about the sleeved jerseys both teams wore. Couple Spurs players said they were uncomfortable as well.
LeBron ditched mask in 1Q, said he got halftime text from his wife. Says LBJ: "I may be in trouble when I get home."
Bazemore has almost as many airballs (3) as Lakers had FGs in 2nd quarter (5)
LBJ on Spurs: "I think we all know when they're healthy, they're going to contend."
The Clippers 33 point lead at the half was the 2nd largest margin in franchise history in a half
So the Lakers were down 2 when I started helping the kids get to bed. Came back, and they were down 33. Blame my children. BK
Manu Ginobili: "It's one of those wins that really gets you going."
Clippers 79, Lakers 40 with 11:06 left in the 3rd quarter. Timeout Lakers.
Most obvious emotion in home locker room: relief. Duncan: "It's getting to the end of the season & we need to start winning games like this.
Hey Reggie Miller, we have 16 championships. Not 15.
That was fast - Clippers up 39
Wes Johnson was literally frozen on the court after the Clippers start the 3rd Q on a 6-0 run in 53 seconds.
Shoes need to be thrown in the Lakers' locker room.
The Lakers made it 53 seconds, gave up three hoops, before Mike D'Antoni decided he needed a timeout.
So apparently for Lent the Lakers decided just to give up.
The Lakers turn the ball over on the inbounds pass to open the second half. You see something new every damn game.
Tim Duncan, on Kawhi Leonard's defensive night vs. LBJ: "He was a pest. That's what we need him to be."
Second half begins and there’s no beer. That is the true tragedy tonight.