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Clippers cancel practice today. I can't imagine there are many teams that have practiced less than the Clippers this season.
Mike D'Antoni probably wishes he could say the same thing as Kevin Love when people question his defense. If only he was Kevin Love.
BTW, Lakers vs. Clippers is like the high school kid who can finally beat his dad and won't stop bragging about it. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Two weeks ago, a big market team reached out to Phil Jackson about possibly coaching again.
I think Phil at this point would rather have a Riley role and oversee one of his proteges. He would have had that in Seattle.
George Karl makes makes sense but wild cards always arise. No one saw Doc coming to the Clippers last season.
A coaching change won't fix what ails the Lakers but it wold satisfy the masses...for a bit until the new guy loses.
Lakers fans were waking up this morning hoping Jim Buss pulled a Pat Haden at the airport. No dice. Mike D'Antoni is still the coach.
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Another bad stat for the Lakers last night: it was their 4th non sellout of the season.
The Lakers have lost 28 of their last 36 games and 13 of those losses were by 10 points or more.
The Clippers understand LA is a Lakers town but as Doc said, they're not trying to win LA, they're trying to win the NBA.
I asked @cp3 about the rivalry and he said, "During the game fans were yelling, ‘It’s still a Lakers' town!’, and it is. It’s not a secret."
By my count, the Lakers are up to a ridiculous 225 games missed due to injury, led by Kobe Bryant's 56 and Steve Nash's 50.
LAL landed a few minutes ago in Denver at around 3 a.m. local time. Should be at the team hotel by about 3:45/4 a.m.
The Lakers hit rock bottom, and seemed embarrassed but not necessarily angry in the locker room tonight. Should they be angry?
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?’"
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
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
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
Pau: "I think there was a little bit of fight, not enough probably."
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"
No one will have any excuses for a bad gamer tonight.
FINAL: Clippers 142, Lakers 94. Largest margin of victory in Clippers history. Largest margin of defeat in Lakers history.
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
Worst Lakers loss ever: Clippers 142, Lakers 94.
History! Clippers beat Lakers, 142-94. Worst Lakers loss ever.
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...
We should send in the Kid Reporters from the All-Star game to do Lakers postgame because this is such a farce.
At least Chris Kaman can say he had no part in this.
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?
Lost six followers since tipoff. And here I thought Lakers fans had a sense of humor.
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.
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.
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
Lakers should put picture of entire roster on side of Staples Center with one word of encouragement: STRAY.
This is probably not the best night for D’Antoni to ask Mitch and Jim about sitting down to talk contract extension. AK
Wonder what Robert Sacre will tweet tonight.
[Insert tweet here]
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.
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