DeAndre Jordan dunks during the Clippers’ 105-93 victory over the Lakers on Friday night at Staples Center/Staff photo by Hans Gutknecht
– Reserves Austin Rivers, Lance Stephenson and Jamal Crawford scored 17, 16 and 15 points, respectively. When a team’s bench plays like that, it’s tough to beat. Although Crawford shot just 5 of 13, Rivers shot 8 of 14, Stephenson 6 of 7.
– The highlight-reel play of the game was Stephenson’s high-flying dunk over Lakers power forward Julius Randle in the fourth quarter. Stephenson is 6-foot-5, Randle is 6-9. Staples Center went crazy as this was a Clippers home game.
– DeAndre Jordan pulled down 17 rebounds. That means he has 19, 19 and 17 in his past three games. He has raised his average to 13.7, second to Detroit’s Andre Drummond, whose average is 15.1.
– It was a rare off night for J.J. Redick, who is having his best shooting season in his career, which is in its 10th season. Redick shot just 2 of 10 from the field, 1 of 6 from 3-point range.
– The Clippers won this game by 12 points, but they were outrebounded by 10 (48-38). The Clippers are one of the worst rebounding teams in the league. At 42.2 per game, they are 24th out of 30 teams. They allow opponents 46.5. That’s a negative differential of 4.3. Only Atlanta’s (minus-5.1) is worse.
BONUS TAKE – The Clippers are now 14-3 without Blake Griffin.