LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick scored 27 points apiece and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Lakers, 105-100, Tuesday night, completing a 4-0 season sweep of their downtrodden Staples Center co-tenant.
Chris Paul had 19 to go over 13,000 in his career for the Clippers, who have won four in a row and 11 of 12. They beat the Lakers for the second time in 48 hours, winning 106-78 after leading by 43.
The Lakers hung around in the rematch, and even led by four points early after never leading Sunday. Jordan Clarkson led them with 20 points, all in the first three quarters. Tarik Black added 16 points and Wesley Johnson 15.
DeAndre Jordan had 17 rebounds and Paul had 10 assists for the Clippers.
The Lakers got within one on a technical free throw by Ryan Kelly, capping a 17-11 stretch that included 3-pointers by Jabari Brown, Johnson and Dwight Buycks.
Carlos Boozer’s jumper left the Lakers trailing 89-88.
The Clippers hung on to eke out their seventh straight win and 11th in their last 12 against the Lakers, their most successful 12-game stretch in the series in franchise history.
Redick hit his fourth 3-pointer and then made both free throws after getting fouled. Matt Barnes dunked on a fast break off Paul’s alley-oop pass and Griffin made a free throw for a 97-88 lead with 3 1/2 minutes left.
Paul and Redick converted four straight free throws to end the game after Jeremy Lin, who finished with 14 points, made a pair, drawing the Lakers within three.
The Lakers have dropped four in a row and 11 of their last 14. They remain without a victory in April, having last won at Philadelphia on March 30. Sunday’s defeat to the Clippers was their franchise-worst 56th of the season.
Jabari Brown became the first rookie with at least five points in his first 13 games as a Laker since Nick Van Exel in 1993-94, according to a tweet by the team.
Lakers: Coach Byron Scott is giving his endorsement for Defensive Player of the Year to Jordan. “He scares the hell out of guys and alters shots and he makes guys think about coming into the middle,” Scott said. … The Lakers haven’t beaten the Clippers since Oct. 27, 2013.
Clippers: G Jamal Crawford scored four points playing for the first time since being sidelined by a right calf injury on March 2. … Paul became the fourth player in NBA history to record 13,000-plus points and 6,500 assists in less than 700 games. … Redick hit a halfcourt shot before morning shootaround, which was promptly called off in keeping with the team’s tradition when anyone makes such a shot. … Commissioner Adam Silver attended, as did Terrell Owens.
Lakers: At Denver on Wednesday.
Clippers: Host Memphis on Saturday.
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