Sports

Lakers lose to Clippers by 36 points

clippers-barnes.jpgThis what LA Times columnist Bill Dwyre said about Friday night's rout of the Lakers, missing Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash and with Pau Gasol being spun like a top. No matter that the Clippers were also missing Chris Paul.

"The final score was 123-87 and it wasn't that close....Staples Center started to empty with six minutes left. Give fans credit. Watching brutal beatings is hard to stomach. Shading ones eyes from public pathos is the responsible thing to do.

"This was the Denver Broncos versus Beverly Hills High jayvees."

It was the Clippers' biggest win ever over the Lakers. Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN.com:

"Mike D’Antoni looks like a coach looking for the side door. General manager Mitch Kupchak could be seen after the game looking like a guy who just got beat up on a witness stand. Pau Gasol resembles someone trying to grit his teeth through an insufferable office meeting."


More by Kevin Roderick:
LA Observed Notes: Let's call it a year
Tyrus Wong, legendary Disney artist, was 106
Read the LA Times response to Los Angeles Magazine's piece
Video: Guy hikes Griffith Park to Pt. Mugu in 69 hours
Norms Pico has definitely closed
Recent Sports stories on LA Observed:
The Rams were the original 'Hollywood's Team'
Scully, Abdul-Jabbar, Gehry and more to get White House honor
When Ring Lardner covered the Cubs
For Ernie, and for Harry and Mike and Studs
Dodgers advance in a game for the books
The city comes to suburban Dodger Stadium
Dee Gordon is trending for a reason
Bill Dwyre: Arnold Palmer will never be gone

 



LA Observed on Twitter