Clippers beat Lakers 91-81 in Kobe’s next-to-last home game
LOS ANGELES, California—DeAndre Jordan and J.J. Redick scored 15 points apiece in the Los Angeles Clippers’ 91-81 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night, spoiling the penultimate home game of Kobe Bryant’s career.
The loss was the Lakers’ 62nd of the season, setting a franchise low for the 16-time NBA champions.
Bryant scored 17 points for the Lakers, who have a three-game road trip before the third-leading scorer in league history wraps up his 20-year career next Wednesday at home against the Utah Jazz.
Blake Griffin and Chris Paul had 13 points apiece before the starters sat out the fourth quarter for the Clippers, who swept the season series with back-to-back wins over the Lakers on consecutive nights. They’ve won 11 straight over their cross-hallway rivals.
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