Clippers vs. Lakers: Score and Twitter Reaction from Christmas Day 2015

December 26th, 2015 by Danny Webster Leave a reply »

The Los Angeles Clippers saw a four-touchdown lead almost vanish against a Los Angeles Lakers lineup that was ready to snatch a Christmas victory from the jaws of defeat.

Chris Paul wasn't having that, scoring a game-high 23 points to go with six assists as the Clippers beat the Lakers for an eighth straight time, 94-84, in the Staples Center on Friday night.

The Lakers dropped to 5-25 on the year, while the Clippers improved to 17-13 and snapped a three-game losing streak.

If a time ever comes when a historian is asked to sum up the 2015-16 Lakers in one way, he or she should use this.

There may not be a greater gift ever given in an NBA game, on Christmas Day, than that of Larry Nance Jr.'s 10-foot tip-back into his own basket. Here's the amazing part about this play: There were four Lakers making a diamond around DeAndre Jordan to prevent an offensive rebound. Nance didn't really need to do that, and this is a guy who was one of the best rebounders in the Mountain West Conference for four years.

That shot, which was credited to Jordan, gave the Clippers an 8-4 lead, and that was ...

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