The Los Angeles Lakers capped off their final back-to-back set of the season with a 91-81 loss to the Clippers, losing consecutive games on consecutive nights to their arena sharers. This was the 62nd loss of the season, giving it some historical significance as the franchise set a new record for most losses in the season. The worst Lakers team in history is officially crowned, with four more games left to take that shameful mark even further into the woods. This is the third campaign in a row the team has set a new record for most losses in a season.
On the other hand, D'Angelo Russell set another Lakers record, connecting on the most three-pointers in a season of any Lakers rookie in history. He passed Nick Van Exel, who held the previous high at 124 threes. Julius Randle also enjoyed a nice milestone, grabbing 20 rebounds for the first time in his career.
The Clippers' attack was balanced, with four starters breaking double-digits and no one breaking 15 points.
Kobe Bryant started off hot, scoring 10 points in the first quarter, but cooled down as he scored seven more points through the remaining three quarters. The crowd was on fire all night though, and in Kobe's second-to-last game in Staples Center, they gave him a standing ovation that set the tone for the finality of Apr. 13.
Four more games. and only one left in front of the adoring city of Los Angeles.