Clippers beat Lakers this time

Clippers rookie phenom Blake Griffin schooled the Lakers Sunday night at Staples Center, a game won by the Clips 99-92. The game ended with Lamar Odom grabbing Griffin's jersey and giving him a push and a stare. Ron Artest and Baron Davis got involved in the ensuing shoving, and all four players were tossed from the game with five seconds left. "I don't know how [the referees] made their decisions," head coach Phil Jackson said of the incident. "Whimsically, I think." Good week for the Clippers, who also beat the Miami Heat. Highlights at

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