Eric Bledsoe had a near triple double as the Los Angeles Clippers edged out the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Los Angeles Clippers dealt their rivals the Los Angeles Lakers another loss with a 97-91 victory. The Clippers led 49-40 at halftime, lost the lead after being outscored 33-23 in the third quarter, but then managed a 25-18 run in the 4th to pull away at the end.
Eric Bledsoe led all Clippers with a near-miraculous triple double. Starting in place of the resting Chris Paul, Bledsoe registered 22 points, 11 assists and nearly managed to lock up the third category with nine steals. Matt Barnes added 18 points and six boards, and Blake Griffin put up 15 points, six rebounds and five assists. Ryan Hollins added 11 points and five boards, Willie Green put up nine points and DeAndre Jordan added eight points and seven rebounds.
Pau Gasol led the Lakers with 17 points and eight rebounds, Metta World Peace and Robert Sacre added 13 points, and Jordan Hill added 12 points and eight rebounds. Steve Blake and Jodie Meeks had 11 points apiece.
The Lakers have yet to win a preseason game, falling to 0-7 in October.