The Lakers grabbing a win over the Clippers on Christmas Day was one of the last great moments for Los Angeles' most prestigious team. Dunk City scored another victory over their rivals, 115-104, on Saturday afternoon. The Clippers immediately went up 17-0 in the first five minutes of the game, but the Lakers were able to storm back to make it competitive until halftime. That's when the Clippers outscored their opponent 38-22 in the third period to essentially seal the deal. The biggest lead they had in the contest was by 22 points late in that quarter.

Lakers backcourt can't hit 3-pointers

The offense struggled again for the Lakers, especially involving the starting guards.

Point guard Jordan Clarkson (14.7 ppg) hit just 3-of-12 field goal attempts and converted just 1-of-5 3-pointers. The other point guard, D'Angelo Russell (15.4 ppg, 4.8 apg) did even worse hitting just one shot and missing all six attempts from downtown. Clarkson finished with seven points while Russell's two-point shot was all that went in. Neither player attempted a free throw.

Bench player David Nwaba (5.5 ppg) had the best showing by scoring a team-high 19 points. Brandon Ingram (9.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg) missed the last three games but returned with a splash by making 7-of-14 shots to finish with 18 points and five boards.

Clippers can't be stopped on offense

Dunk City hit 55.1 percent of their shots, and the efficiency was controlled by their stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin.

Paul (18 ppg, 9.2 apg) made 9-of-14 field goal attempts and hit all ten free throws to finish with 29 points. He also had a positive passing ratio of 12 assists to 6 turnovers. Griffin (21.6 ppg, 8.2 rpg) took it a step further by making 12-of-15 shots and ended his day with a team-high 36 points and 8 boards.

This was the second straight game Griffin recorded more than 30 points.

The Clippers sit at 47-31 overall and are fifth in the Western Conference. They are one game back of Utah and are 2.5 games ahead of Oklahoma City. They'll be hosting Dallas in their next game.

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