Clippers’ Russell Westbrook gets revenge on Lakers by taunting LeBron James in crucial win of playoff race

In a crucial game for the playoff race, Russell Westbrook and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 125-118, with Westbrook taunting his former teammate, LeBron James. The Clippers maintained a double-digit lead throughout most of the contest, and while the Lakers made a late push, the score was closer than the game actually was.

Westbrook had a hot start to the game but finished with just 14 points. However, he was still able to taunt James several times, pointing back at him after shooting jumpers over him. In one instance, Westbrook even clowned on James after he threw a turnover in the direction of the Clippers bench, with Westbrook catching the ball.

Westbrook and Clippers Get Revenge on Lakers, LeBron James Limited to Three Points in First Half

The win was crucial for the Clippers, who strengthened their hold on a top-six seed in the West playoff race. They are now tied in record with the Golden State Warriors but hold the tiebreaker to stay ahead for the fifth seed. The Lakers find themselves one game behind the Clippers and facing a potential 7-8 matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans if the standings hold.

This win was particularly sweet for Westbrook, who was able to get revenge on his former team while also helping the Clippers in the playoff race. He has had a tumultuous relationship with the Lakers organization and some of his former teammates, and this win gave him the opportunity to show them what they’re missing.

The Clippers were dominant throughout the game, even holding James to just three points in the first half before he finished with 33 for the game. Norman Powell and Kawhi Leonard were the chief contributors for the Clippers, scoring 27 and 25 points, respectively. Ivica Zubac also had a standout performance, scoring 17 points with 13 rebounds.

With just two regular-season games remaining for both teams, a lot can still change in the playoff race. However, the Clippers’ win gives them an edge in the battle for a top-six seed and sets up an exciting end to the regular season. Westbrook and the Clippers will be hoping to carry this momentum into the playoffs and make a deep run.

Clippers Leapfrog Lakers to Fifth Seed in Playoff Race with Crucial Win

Clippers handle Lakers easily, extending 11-game win streak vs. rivals – Orange County Register

The Los Angeles Clippers took a crucial step towards securing an automatic playoff spot with a 125-118 victory over the Lakers on Wednesday. With just two games remaining in the regular season, the win propelled the Clippers into fifth place in the Western Conference standings, ahead of the Lakers.

The Clippers’ victory was led by Norman Powell, who had a monster night off the bench with 27 points, including a crucial 10-point run in the fourth quarter. Kawhi Leonard and Bone Hyland also contributed 25 and 14 points, respectively.

The Clippers’ recent success without Paul George has been impressive, winning five straight games and solidifying their position in the playoff race. With just two games remaining against the Trail Blazers and Suns, what is your thoughts regarding Clipper’s chances to secure a few days of rest during the Play-In Tournament? Let us know in the comment section. 


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