Jordan Farmar scored 4 points. (Facebook/LA Lakers)
Just when you thought the Los Angeles Lakers season couldn’t get any worse it did, the Clippers handed the Lakers their worst regular-season loss in franchise history.
The Clippers came out victorious, 142-94, Friday night at Staples Center.
The Clippers 48-point victory came easy as the Clippers outscored the Lakers 80-33 in the second and third quarters.
“It seemed like it never stopped,” said Lakers’ Xavier Henry in an interview with Time Warner SportsNet. “This shouldn’t happen.”
Henry was the second leading scorer for the Lakers with 15 points, while Pau Gasol led the Lakers with 21 points.
The Clippers have now won their last two meetings versus the Lakers by a combined 84 points (123-84/142-94). To add insult to injury, no Clipper scored more than 25 points and only two players scored 20 or more.
Everyone who went on the court scored – eight ended in double figures for the Clippers while just three for the Lakers.
After the game, Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni said he was “embarrassed” about the loss, while Gasol called it a “terrible” game.
The Lakers season is almost over and the heartache of seeing “worst in franchise-history” will cease show up in every recap…well for now.
Kobe Bryant has already promised for a better season next year, and took to twitter following the Lakers loss.
“Misery = Motivation #thanku #urwelcome,” Bryant tweeted out.
With a 21-41 record and only eight wins in 2014 that’s a whole lot of motivation.