A simple look at the statistics sheet is enough to understand what the Lakers missed on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday during the Los Angeles derby against the Clippers. Obviously, the flagship NBA franchise could still count on its super star LeBron James (46 points) – the first player in history to score at least 40 points against all NBA franchises – but the latter was too alone to counter the Opposite armada with Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Norman Powell and Reggie Jackson at 19 points or more.
The Clippers continue
Never in front of the score, the Lakers took a first burst before the break to pass the halftime 23 points from the Clippers (54-77). And even if the third quarter turned to their advantage (28-21), the delay was too great and the Clippers could manage the end of the game (115-133).
Very comfortable at long distance on the meeting (50% three-point success with 19 baskets made out of 38), the Clippers have a tenth success in a row against the Lakers since the opening game of the 2020-2021 season. , leaving the latter entangled in West ranking (13th).
With 24 minutes played, the French Nicolas Batum has also actively participated in the success of his team, compiling 4 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 1 block. Moussa Diabate also walked the floor of the Staples Center for two short minutes.