Lexington Herald-Leader (Sunday) - - Sports - — WIRE SER­VICES

Clip­pers win bat­tle of LA: Lou Wil­liams scored a sea­son-high 36 points, and the Los An­ge­les Clip­pers scored 22 con­sec­u­tive points dur­ing the sec­ond half Fri­day night to beat the Lak­ers. The Clip­pers have won 22 of their last 25 meet­ings with the Lak­ers, yet still trail the 16-time NBA cham­pi­ons 146-70 in the over­all se­ries.

At the fi­nal buzzer, the boos of Lak­ers fans echoed through the arena.

“I love it,” said Clip­pers for­ward Mon­trezl Har­rell told ESPN af­ter hear­ing the boos. “Be­cause they al­ready don’t rec­og­nize us as a so­called L.A. team, but we don’t re­ally care about that. But we want y’all to know that we’re the LA Clip­pers. That means Los An­ge­les Clip­pers, man. So there’s two teams in L.A.”

The Lak­ers were with­out LeBron James (strained groin), Ra­jon Rondo (fin­ger surgery) and JaVale McGee (ill). The re­main­ing Lak­ers lost for the fifth time in seven games.

Fri­day high­ights: Rus­sell West­brook scored 40 points, 15 in the game’s fi­nal 6 min­utes to lead the Ok­la­homa City Thun­der to a 118-102 vic­tory over Phoenix. … An­thony Davis hit a go-ahead, fall-away jumper with 43.9 sec­onds left and scored a sea­son-high 48 points to lift the New Or­leans Pel­i­cans over the Mav­er­icks 114-112. Luka Don­cic hit 7 of 10 3-point­ers for the Mav­er­icks and fin­ished with 34 points. … Ja­mal Mur­ray scored 31 points, Monte Mor­ris hit two big free throws with 7.2 sec­onds re­main­ing and the Den­ver Nuggets held off the San An­to­nio Spurs 102-99 to ex­tend its home win­ning streak to eight in a row. … Nikola Vuce­vic had 30 points and 20 re­bounds and the Orlando Magic snapped a four-game los­ing streak with a 11687 rout of the Toronto Rap­tors.

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