The Los Angeles Clippers absolutely dominated the Los Angeles Lakers 123-87 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California Friday night.
The Clippers were in control from the start, building a 20-point lead in the first quarter and rolling up 43 points before the opening quarter came to a close.
Despite going into the half with an 18-point lead, the Clippers put their foot on the gas and outscored the Lakers 31-8 in the third, stretching their lead to 32 before the end of the quarter.
Blake Griffin led the way by having arguably the most efficient game of his career. Griffin scored 33 points on 12-of-15 shooting. He also pulled down 12 rebounds, dished out four assists, had four steals and blocked two shots. And he did all of that in just 30 minutes.
Darren Collison, who is filling in for the injured Chris Paul, had 20 points, seven assists and five rebounds while DeAndre Jordan had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
J.J. Redick, who returned from his wrist injury after missing six weeks, scored 19 points on eight-of-15 shooting.
Kendall Marshall, who injured his ankle in the third quarter, led the Lakers with 16 points and 10 assists. Robert Sacre and Wesley Johnson scored 14 points apiece.
The Clippers are now 26-13 while the Lakers are 14-23.