LOS ANGELES (AP) The Lakers were the designated home team this time. That meant the Clippers had to put up with looking at all those championship banners and retired numbers that their co-tenant at the Staples Center has had hanging on the wall since the arena opened 15 seasons ago - and weren't able to cover them up with banners of their own players.
Perhaps seeing all those reminders of the Lakers' decades of success will be an inspiration to the Clippers about 6 1/2 weeks from now, when they head into the playoffs without their intracity rivals - who are in danger of finishing with their worst record since moving to L.A. from Minneapolis in 1959.
Blake Griffin had 20 points and 11 rebounds during three thunderous quarters by the Clippers, who routed the Lakers 142-94 Thursday night to extend their winning streak to a season-best six games. It was the most lopsided victory ever for the Clippers' franchise and the most one-sided loss in Lakers history.