The Los Angeles Clippers led from start to finish at Staples Center on Saturday afternoon, beating the Lakers 113-97. The Lakers allowed 24 points and gave up 21 rebounds to DeAndre Jordan, while Chris Paul finished with 20 points and 13 assists.
After the game, head coach Luke Walton said they’ve continued to teach how much the “little details” of the game matter, but it obviously didn’t carry over to tonight’s game. Walton said they do need more from D’Angelo Russell, who had a very good January, but has been struggling the last couple games.
Forward Julius Randle says it’s time for everyone to look themselves in the mirror and realize what they need to be accountable for. Guard Jordan Clarkson led the Lakers in scoring off the bench with 21 points and notices a common thread to a lot of their issues.
Russell doesn’t have answers for their recent poor play, except that they need to take more pride in the “little things” that the coaching staff has been preaching. It’s all in our videos below.