Clippers send Lakers to 9th straight loss with 105-93 win
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers handles the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers on January 29, 2016 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES (AP) Chris Paul scored 27 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Lakers 105-93 Friday night for their franchise-record ninth straight victory over their Staples Center co-tenant.
Austin Rivers added 17 points off the bench for the Clippers, who improved to 14-3 without Blake Griffin. Their star forward is out for at least a month with a broken right hand after punching a team staff member on the road last weekend. He had already been out since Dec. 26 with another injury.
Julius Randle had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Jordan Clarkson added 17 points for the Lakers. They dropped their ninth in a row and 13th in 14 games. Kobe Bryant sat out with various ailments.