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Clippers stay on road to playoffs at Lakers’ expense

Rappler.com
The Los Angeles Lakers fall to their third straight loss just as the playoffs draw closer

REVENGE. Danilo Gallinari leads the Clippers to a victory over the Lakers. Photo from NBA Twitter.

MANILA, Philippines – The Los Angeles Clippers took another game from the Lakers, 113-105, on Tuesday, March 5, (Monday, March 4, US time), at the Staples Center. 

The purple and gold side are now on a 3-game skid as LeBron James is on the verge of missing his first NBA playoff since 2005. 

Danilo Gallinari led the Clippers’ balanced scoring effort with 23 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assist.

Five others – Lou Williams (21), Montrezl Harrell (14), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (14), Patrick Beverley (13) and Landry Shamet (12) – tallied double-digits. 

Shamet hit a dagger three that capped off the Clippers’ 8-0 run to stretch the lead to 13 points, 107-94. 

LeBron James lifted the Lakers’ scoring during the the payoff period to finish with 27 points, 8 boards and 6 assists. 

Rajon Rondo recorded his first triple-double of the season off a 24-point, 12-assist, 10-rebound stat line. – Rappler.com