“It was just a terrible game on our part - turnovers, not getting back defensively and not moving the ball enough,” Gasol said. “We did not create plays for each other, and that is how it started to fall apart. But you can’t dwell on this game or it will really get you down.”
Griffin notched his 36th double-double and is riding a career-best streak of 21 games with 20 or more points.
Crawford (left calf strain) sat out for the third straight game. Forward Jared Dudley (back spasms) missed his first of the season.
Jordan Hill didn’t play for the Lakers because of a sore right knee.
NOTES: Griffin is averaging 21.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 51.5 percent from the field in 14 career games against the Lakers. The Clippers have won eight of them. … Danny Granger, playing his second game with the Clippers after signing as a free agent last Friday, picked up his first three fouls during 2½ minutes early in the second quarter. He finished with 10 points in 19 minutes. … The season series concludes on April 6 with a nationally televised matinee.