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

"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."

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