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Lakers vs Clippers: Lakers defeat Clippers

Clips1_510 Lakers 112, Clippers 104 (final)

The Lakers made all the plays down the stretch, while the Clippers simply got frustrated.

Late in the game, Derek Fisher and Chris Kaman became entangled, leading to technical fouls.

But Kaman was issued two technicals and ejected from the game.

Behind Kobe Bryant's 37 points, the Lakers now have won 14 of their 15 games since the All-Star break.

Pau Gasol had 26 points and eight rebounds.

Clippers guard Eric Gordon finished with seven points on three-for-14 shooting.

Mo Williams led the Clippers with 30 points and Blake Griffin added 22.

Lakers 85, Clippers 80 (end of third quarter)

The Lakers opened a 13-point lead in the third quarter on a three-point shot by Ron Artest.

But the Lakers refused to play much defense, allowing the Clippers to creep back into the game.

Through three quarters, Mo Williams had 26 points for the Clippers, doing his part to help them. That offset an 0-for-11 performance by Eric Gordon.

Kobe Bryant had 25 points and Pau Gasol had 22 through three quarters for the Lakers.

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Lakers 57, Clippers 48 (end of first half)

It became a dunk-athon in the second quarter.

There was Ron Artest driving baseline by Chris Kaman and throwing down a reverse dunk.

There was Shannon Brown driving by Kaman and also throwing down a reverse dunk.

And there was Clippers rookie Blake Griffin throwing down lob dunks.

By the end of the first half, Kobe Bryant had scored 17 points to lead the Lakers. Griffin had 14 points for the Clippers.

Lakers 33, Clippers 23 (end of first quarter)

The Lakers built a 16-point lead in the first quarter, seemingly scoring at will against a porous Clippers defense.

Pau Gasol led the Lakers with 12 points on six-for-seven shooting and Kobe Bryant had 11 points on four-for-eight shooting.

The Lakers shot 58.3% from the field.

Blake Griffin led the Clippers with eight points, including a dunk on a half-court pass near the end of the quarter.

Pregame

After missing two games because of being suspended by the NBA for a flagrant foul, Lakers center Andrew Bynum returned to play Friday night against the Clippers at Staples Center.

Bynum has anchored the Lakers' defense by blocking shots and clogging the lane.

"Playing without [Bynum] in the lineup made us struggle the last two games," Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said.

Bynum and Pau Gasol will have their hands full with Clippers big men Chris Kaman and Blake Griffin.

Jackson was told that this would be the last time he coached against the Clippers if he indeed does retire after the season.

Jackson had no feelings about that.

"I enjoy these games," Jackson said. "I think they are kind of fun for our fans. It's always a little dread involved in them because you never know what's going to happen. They always turn into something else."

-- Broderick Turner

Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant goes for a layup against the defense of Clippers center DeAndre Jordan in the first half Friday night at Staples Center. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

 
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It’s great that Pau is going to donate $1,000 per point but do you realize that even if Pau scores 30 points and donates $30,0000 that that is like an average Joe making $50K donating $10? And Drew’s loss of $250K for his suspension is just like you or I getting a parking ticket for $100.
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Just for accuracy, that is not correct.

For the Bynum analogy, one would be making $5500 per year. Not a real salary.
It works out to almost 1 1/4 weeks of Bynum's pay, or $1220 for a person making $50k.

The Gasol one would be like a person making $50k a year giving $84.

Both are to be commended for their actions.
I'm sure its not the only money they donate over the year.

Math, its not just for breakfast.

LA Lakers 2009-2010 Back-to-Back NBA Champions

Once again Fisher proves why he should be retired. Another dirty play by "Mr. Classless ". Goes down the lane and gets his shot blocked. Luckily Artest bails him out. Can't hit a free throw to save his life. And then the officials bail him out.

Wow what a game, Clips really made it interesting at the end there huh.

10 more to go!

Fisher one of the most overrated players ever. Zero skills ! And his reputation for being classy is a joke. It is one thing to play tough. But that was a cheap dirty shot like the one to Scola. He is a clown and a buffoon !!!

Fisher one of the most overrated players ever. Zero skills ! And his reputation for being classy is a joke. It is one thing to play tough. But that was a cheap dirty shot like the one to Scola. He is a clown and a buffoon !!!

Posted by: S Perkins | March 25, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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What game were you watching? I notice you failed to mention the important things he did down the stretch to help the Lakers win again. Seems like someone is jealous of Derek Fisher for some reason.

Derek Peice of S_ _ T Fisher will get a one game suspension for the bush league play against Kaman. It was a legal pick and Fisher playing in his normal
cement gym shoes got nailed. Fisher would be a bench player in the D league.

Also, I have a little concern (not worry) about Laker's bench. I really thought they would play really well for this home stand, but they have not played well.

Posted by: LakerPeace | March 25, 2011 at 10:16 PM

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10 more practice games to go. For the first stretch of this 14-1 post All-Star streak, the Lakers practiced their defense. Now they are practicing their offense. 10 game to go to get everyone on the same page and for the bench to get its rhythm back and then they will put all their preparation together and have a beautiful playoff run. Practice makes perfect!

Give me the PLAYOFFS already!

1-2-3 RING! #17 coming up STRONG!!

Fisher one of the most overrated players ever. Zero skills ! And his reputation for being classy is a joke. It is one thing to play tough. But that was a cheap dirty shot like the one to Scola. He is a clown and a buffoon !!!

Posted by: S Perkins | March 25, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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What game were you watching? I notice you failed to mention the important things he did down the stretch to help the Lakers win again. Seems like someone is jealous of Derek Fisher for some reason.

Posted by: KobeMVP888

Why is it jealousy to point out how pathetic he is.

Fisher one of the most overrated players ever. Zero skills ! And his reputation for being classy is a joke. It is one thing to play tough. But that was a cheap dirty shot like the one to Scola. He is a clown and a buffoon !!!

Posted by: S Perkins | March 25, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Whats with the hate for Dfish? He is a force and was the enforcer we had we he laid out Scola. We needed a statement and Fish will make it when needed. Just like Drew did. Go Lakers

DFish is old and slow, but a wiley Bull Dog with veteran skills and a clutch shot. He is also a class act of a human being. Kobe has not won a championship without DFish...people forget that. Looks like they might just have another one in them...lol. 14 of 15...good job Laker's keeping the pressure on as the league cracks. SA and Boston loose and almost the Bulls...no to shabby!

Fisher one of the most overrated players ever. Zero skills ! And his reputation for being classy is a joke. It is one thing to play tough. But that was a cheap dirty shot like the one to Scola. He is a clown and a buffoon !!!

Posted by: S Perkins | March 25, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Whats with the hate for Dfish? He is a force and was the enforcer we had we he laid out Scola. We needed a statement and Fish will make it when needed. Just like Drew did. Go Lakers

Posted by: desertlaker

Hey Clown !! Wait till some one takes a cheap DIRTY shot on Kobe or Gasol
and let's see how you little Faker babies like it then !!!

that DFish collision on Kaman wasn't the least bit dirty. Kaman wanted to lay Fish out, but Fish is a big hunk of meat that, since he was going to get plastered, kept on going. Kaman was just embarrassed that he took a better hit than he gave. Derek's not super tall, but he's like a bag of bricks.

I have never seen S.Perkins post unless it's to bash D-Fish. I was pretty surprised at his 3 missed free throws, but he we still won so hey ho. He managed some good baskets late in the 4th and shot fairly consistent.

Kobe Bryant had an excellent shooting night as well. Night to see he looks to be getting back into full form.

Pau Gasol, great effort.. nice to see the funds raised for Japan. Can you do that every night please? You put up some big numbers tonight LOL
Artest- still hilarious lol at missing two dunks.

But what the heck is going on with blake, barnes and brown?
Blake was rushing things all over in the 2nd, takig random shots he rarely takes
brown was all over the place
barnes tipped in a lac basket?

i mean wtf.

Laker starters go 34 for 58 (almost 60%) fgrom the field. Go Lakers

Okay, so S Perkins is not a Laker fan, who is his team?

that DFish collision on Kaman wasn't the least bit dirty. Kaman wanted to lay Fish out, but Fish is a big hunk of meat that, since he was going to get plastered, kept on going. Kaman was just embarrassed that he took a better hit than he gave. Derek's not super tall, but he's like a bag of bricks.

Posted by: mud

It was a legal pick...Kaman was not called for a foul. Fish got a technical for throwing an elbow to Kaman's head. Most of you Lakerholics need to learn how to watch basketball. You miss most of the action because you have no clue of anything but the score.

Nice win Lakeshow!!!!


LAKERS ALL DAY!!!

Diandra....that's what I do bash Fish. I will do it till he decides to retire. He has no business still being in the NBA.

isn't he a kings fan? or maybe a heat fan? one of the two

I wonder how will the 40 year old virgin put the blame on "ballhog" Kobe this time.....LOL!!!

Eagerly awaiting the "genius" analysis.....LOL!!! LAKERS WIN, AGAIN!


LAKERS ALL DAY!!!

Who do we get for a coach next year? B. Shaw? Can we realistically 4-peat without PJ next year? Riles is the only coach that comes to mind who had that kind of instant success as a head coach, but he took over an already well established team which is what our next coach will be doing. Thoughts?

40 year old virgin?

Troy B. welcome back, have not seen your post for quite sometime, same with Mr. Art Fl Laker fan president of Florida chapter aka as "Walrus" welcome back to both of you.

To answer your question that's S. Perkins, he's anti-Fisher. He does not like the smell of fish so all his posts are against D'fish, watches the game focus only on D'Fish. I don't if he used tobe the poster named D'fish. Are you by any chance?

ANOTHER VIDEO FOR THE HEAT FANS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv37ykpYk84

Ha, I remember DFish! Pretty funny really, until he started with the personal attacks.

Dude was as obsessed with Fish as Mike T was with Kwame.

JovBatz24,

You can handle Padre Damaso who is more focused on Kobe. Just go on close guarding no need to block his shots, he's harmless just want to post his blame campaign on this site.

Clippers are a good team, the only thing they lack is a good owner like Dr. Buss. The players are just playing for their contracts like a bunch of mercenaries, they fully upon its expiration they will play more on a stable team and an owner who is committed of trying to go for Championship. The game was very interesting from start to finish with lots of monstrous dunks except for Artest. haha! He also missed the charity shots but got a three so it means the free throw line should be moved farther. lol!

Yes I was DFish...and I didn't start with any personal attacks. The psychopath aka as Jonny boy K was the instigator in that whole thing. I hope he is getting the therapy he needs. His anger makes Chris Brown seem normal !!

S Perkins is just an angry person because his Celtics went from being the best team in the East to the third or fourth best, all with one late season trade. Sucks to be green right now...Good point Diandra maybe he is a budding Anahiem Queen fan!

Edwin, yeah I've missed the blog fam while I've been gone. I've had a lot going on with my family and that took my time away from here. Things seem to have settled down a little and hopefully I can stick around for the title run. I read back a couple days and saw that Mamba24 and Justa have left. I don't know whats going on but I hope they are both okay. If you guys are reading this I will keep you in my prayers.

S. Perkins,

Hope you will meet Jonk in the future. He is a real nice guy and a true gentleman, not the way u envisioned him based on your posts. Anyhow, are u a Laker fan and you just don't like D'fish? If Lakers will go against other teams during the playoffs, which team will u cheer?

Why has mamba24 left? I missed about 2 days of blog posts... i was wondering why there had been no roll call being done.

S. Perkins,

I didn't see the start of that so I'm sorry for assuming. You know what they say. I was just going on what I saw at the end. Anyway, are you a Laker fan who just doesn't like Fish, or a fan of another team?

I'm not sure why mamba24 left, but this blog is just not the same without him.

Different atmosphere

Edwin G.,

First of all, hope you are doing good. You are right! Ron Ron made me laugh too on that reverse dunk and that, what is now a signature, BICEPKISS! LOL!!! priceless!!! I was was seriously focused in watching the game until that moment came! Ron-Ron is super funny! LOL!!

As much as I do not want to block Padre Damaso's shots, sometimes I just can't help myself, especially those 'sometimes' downright absurd comments towards our Leader. I know he is harmless, after all he is a Padre. :)


LAKERS ALL DAY!!!

Troy B,

Mamba24 did not leave tho' he's hoping Justa JAMF will come back. Justa got pissed when somebody impersonated her handle but I'm sure by playoff time she too will be on the blog.

I also saw a post lately coming from Bonez, I don't know whether he is blogging from the Carribean but he has been around for quite sometime too.

Calling all past bloggers like Kblitz, Troy, Rdlee, JayJay, old pals: Paul Lee, Fatty, Faith, bob, cbuck, Zaira, Pete Mcguire, Tulley Moxness, Dave M, also Mike T ( I think u can come back if u promise to behave lol!), Jeanette of Toronto, TSensei (hope ur safe out there in Japan), Korey (what a great blogger hope he's still reading this blog), Tsphere (visited during Rick F eulogies), Miguelinho of Brazil, Chris of Norway, Copenhagen Laker fan, kiwi, Rizzo, Weatherman, lakersrydeordie, Bryle etc. I hope you are all OK time to report during the playoffs.

Wow, all those people are mia?

Wait a minute, what do you mean Rick F eulogies? WTH! Rick passed? When?

Don't worry guys Mamba24 and Justa will be back soon...Lakers win getting closer to get the number one seed in the west...Kobe the greatest player of all time better than NBA pampered no competition in his time crybaby MJ...

Wow, it's unfortunate that I joined this blog too late to really get to know Rick Friedman, but from what I did see he was a great guy. My deepest condolences go out to your family Rick. I will be praying for them.

Will the Lakers win out and drive their post ASG record to 24-1?

Lakers win getting closer to get the number one seed in the west... Posted by: Adrian Palomar | March 26, 2011 at 12:13 AM
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Adrian P.,

How are you Kabayan? We are good now, we are ahead of the Celtics. Home Court Advantage against the East is all we need... :)

But, If we make it to no.1 in the West, I'll take it anytime!


LAKERS ALL DAY!!!

Ernie Williams/S. Perkins,

Guys, Derek Fisher is going to have one more ring after this season is over and you two will, well... just be complete losers with psychological problems.

So, there's that.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!

Im ok Kabayan,Yap I'm really hoping that we get HCA in the playoffs.Its nice to know that a lot of Filipinos loves our world champion Lakers.Mabuhay tayo Pinoys!!!I missed the foods,hospitality and the weather in the Philippines...

Im ok Kabayan,Yap I'm really hoping that we get HCA in the playoffs.Its nice to know that a lot of Filipinos loves our world champion Lakers.Mabuhay tayo Pinoys!!!I missed the foods,hospitality and the weather in the Philippines...
Posted by: Adrian Palomar | March 26, 2011 at 12:41 AM
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Good to hear that! and Yes, there are plenty of Lakers fans here. :)

Missed Filipino Food? Actually, I just ate chicken & pork adobo!LOL!!! Very yummy! Sobrang SARAP!!!! :)


LAKERS ALL DAY!!!

News flash people...we are not catching SA. That would take a miracle. We will be the #2 seed in the West if Kobe has anything to do with it. If we can survive the Western Conference, we will hopefully have home court over the Heat or Bulls(pray for the Bulls because we do not match up well with the Cheat and loose that series, home court or not IMHO).
I read a post where Mamba24 left the blog because of guilty feelings related to causing Justanothermambafan(or someone like that LOL) to leave. Arguing on the Internet is such a tragedy...and retarded. It's funny how some people can become so consumed by a stupid Internet message board, aka blog. Lighten up people and help bring the Laker's and KB24 to his 6th ring...2 more the Shaq LOL!!!

Mediaa....can you control this blog please.

Once again Fisher proves why he should be retired. Another dirty play by "Mr. Classless ". Goes down the lane and gets his shot blocked. Luckily Artest bails him out. Can't hit a free throw to save his life. And then the officials bail him out.

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Can't hit a free throw to save his life? Really? Do you frequently speak without thinking or knowing what you are talking about? Fish is the second best free throw shooter on the Lakers' team. He shoots free throws at around 85% and has consistently been one of the best free throw shooters on the team. As for his alleged classlessness, you do know that he is the president of the NBA Players Association, right? Oh, that's right, you speak without thinking or knowing what you're talking about. He is well liked by players all across the league. What exactly did you expect him to do in that situation? Kaman had been planting moving screens all game long and was aiming to hit Fish hard on that last one as he knew the game was lost and probably felt his only consolation would be to take out his frustration by laying out the smallest guy on the court. That's what cowards do, they find the smallest guy they can (particularly if they're the biggest guy around) and try to push them down to prove how tough they are. Real men don't back down, even when they're a foot smaller and a hundred pounds lighter. How sad that Kaman got made a fool of on national television by a guy half his size.
Fisher has made mistakes in the past, his cheap shot on Luis Scola was pretty out of line. But his behavior tonight was right in line. Even after the play it was Kaman that was pointing and making threats. I read lips, his were not speaking in a manner consistent with that of a gentleman. Fisher stood his ground but didn't point back, didn't provoke further. He stood up for himself and Kaman couldn't stand the humiliation. Sounds like you can't stand it either. You can try to put Fisher down all you want but he has hit more big shots than just about any other role player in the league. He's one of the top three point shooters in NBA Finals history. I believe he is second in three point field goals made in NBA Finals history. He has hit game winners almost every year in the playoffs since the 99-2000 season. You can hate, but Derek Fisher's character is beyond reproach.

s.perkins wife, then corrina perkins had a thing for pro athletes, lakers inparticular, fish was one of many that she OPENED up to. she became obbsessed with fish (why him, only the two of them know), he got a triple double and got bored and filed for a restraining order. well turns out she liked recording the affairs ( without the adulter's consent of course) and sure enough mr.perkins found them. seeing how most of them were of mr.fisher , mr.perkins couldnt stand it... so there is the reason for his annoying being, just ignore him, he'll go away, it worked for his wife....LAKESHOW BABY!! ALL UP IN YOU!

@KobeMVP888. I kind of agree with you the Lakers bench was just awful yesterday against the Clippers. Odom was only one who produced but barely he only had 9 points & 6 rebounds. Everytime the starters went out and the bench came in the Clippers made the game closer and closer, then Phil who probably wanted to rest his starters more from that triple OT game had to bring them back a minute or 2 earlier. But people really need to stop overrating Pau Gasol! Fisher is not the overrated one, Gasol is! When he scores he wont play ANY defense down at the other end, Gasol kind of gets on your nerves after a while when people just come down the court getting wide open dunks and Pau is supposed to be the center. AT LEAST WE HAVE BYNUM! Also Kobe is great (best player in NBA) after playing in triple OT where he has 42pts 12rbs 9ast, he has another great game 3 days later with 37pts 6ast. Kobe is slowly moving up spots in MVP! If the Lakers catch the Spurs Kobe for MVP without a doubt, D-Rose is my second favorite player but if L.A catches the Spurs Kobe deserves it over Rose.

>>>It works out to almost 1 1/4 weeks of Bynum's pay, or $1220 for a person
>>> making $50k.


Okay, so instead of a parking ticket, it's like a person who makes 50K getting a DUI

>>>But that was a cheap dirty shot like the one to Scola.

Actually, Fisher's cheap shot on Scola (which WAS a cheap shot) was for a very specific purpose and it accomplished what it was supposed to do.

Houston had been roughing the Lakers up that series, trying to see how much the refs would let them get away with. On the play before, Scola had taken a cheap shot on Lamar - shoving him to the ground out of bounds after the whistle had blown.

Fisher was just saying to Houston - YOU DON'T WANT NONE OF THIS!

It had a double purpose. It showed Houston that the Lakers would answer pain with pain. And it forced the refs to call the rest of the series a bit closer. Sometimes you have to do something over the top to get the refs to call fouls, and Fish did that.

So even in a somewhat classless act, there was a specific objective in mind.

DFish/S.Perkins

Dude you are again showing that it is YOU that don't watch games with clear vision. Fish didn't throw any elbow at Kaman, he just stood his ground after Kaman threw his hip out to block him. Fish hit his shots, directed his man into the D, and had his head up when it came time to make the plays.

You're Fish hate has gone further over the top this year than last year, though I didn't think it was possible. I know that I don't post much here anymore, but you post nothing but useless vitrol. Move out of your mother's basement and find a life because when Fish does retire you're going to find yourself with nothing to do.

JR

Jolly Rancher,

These people have real, deep and meaningful psychological problems.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!

Like Mamba24...DFish is the glue that holds the Lakers together...

Adrian - anong balita pare...yes the Flips love the Lakers and Kobe very much...

S.Perkins - I have met Jon K in person, and your are completely wrong about the guy...maybe if you met him you would know better...

MM - It was a pleasure to finally meet you at the Portland game...and yes, Mark works very hard during game time...always got his head buried in his laptop...the rumor of MM just chasing Laker Girls during game days are fictitious...lol

Last note: If Rondo keeps pouting over the trade of his best friend, Perkins, Orlando will over take them in the standings and playoff seedings...

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acb statistics Clippers-Lakers

LA CLIPPERS
Ryan Gomes 2
Blake Griffin 20
Chris Kaman 8
Mo Williams 27
Eric Gordon -3
Randy Foye 10
Craig Smith 8
DeAndre Jordan 3
Al Farouq Aminu 13
Eric Bledsoe 0
Team 88

L.A. LAKERS
Ron Artest 13
Pau Gasol 28
Andrew Bynum 23
Kobe Bryant 31
Derek Fisher 4
Lamar Odom 10
Matt Barnes -2
Steve Blake 0
Shannon Brown 0
Team 107

laker bench 8


acb statistics TRAILBLAZERS-SPURS

P. TRAILBLAZERS
Gerald Wallace 17
Nicolas Batum 19
LaMarcus Aldridge 9
Andre Miller 28
Wesley Matthews 7
Marcus Camby 7
Brandon Roy 1
Rudy Fernandez 2
Team 90

SA SPURS
Richard Jefferson 14
Tiago Splitter 17
Antonio McDyess 10
Tony Parker 5
Manu Ginobili 15
Matt Bonner 13
Steve Novak -1
George Hill 4
Gary Neal 5
DeJuan Blair 5
Team 87

I have the utmost respect to Fisher. His career did not leave any doubt about the kind of player he is. His best moment comes in the postseason, as Robert Horry.

So, Chris Kaman, (the giant version of that creepy kid from the old Tom Hank's movie "The Burbs") wants to fight DFish? OK, If they rule-out biting, then my money is on DFish. However, if biting is allowed, then I'm regretfully going with Kaman. Just look at that monster's mouth, nothing but rank, jagged yellow stumps dripping with bacteria. One bite from the Kaminator, and you'll lose a limb, or worse. I heard that Kaman lives in a cage deep below Staples Center, and mainly eats a diet of small animals that he catches in nearby sewers. I also heard that Donald Sterling over-charges Kaman on the cage rental, and won't let Chris have visitors, or free parking. Seriously, isn't Donald T. Sterling just the best?


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