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Lakers snap 11-game skid versus rival Clippers, 111-102

Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, left, drives to the basket past Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. (Chris Carlson / Associated Press)
Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, left, drives to the basket past Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. (Chris Carlson / Associated Press)

LOS ANGELES – Nick Young and Timofey Mozgov scored 19 points apiece and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their 11-game losing streak in their rivalry with the Los Angeles Clippers with a 111-102 victory Sunday night.

Lou Williams and D’Angelo Russell added 14 points each for the Lakers, who hadn’t beaten their Staples Center co-tenants since opening night of the 2013-14 season. The streak was tied for the Lakers’ longest against any team since moving to Los Angeles a half-century ago, and it was the Clippers’ longest active winning streak against any opponent.

But with Clippers cornerstones Blake Griffin and Chris Paul sidelined by injuries, the Lakers had a season-high seven scorers in double digits. They surged from a halftime deficit to an 18-point lead during a dynamite third quarter for their second win in 14 games.


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