Credit: AP-Scanpix
Credit AP-Scanpix

Marcus Morris had a season-high 21 points and Paul George added 19 as the visiting Los Angeles Clippers (12-11) held on for a 119-115 (23-22, 30-28, 34-29, 32-36) victory over the Los Angeles Lakers (12-12) on Friday in the first meeting of the season between the intracity rivals.

Player of the Game
Luke  Kennard
EFF
21
Luke Kennard
Points 19
Accuracy 7-10
Rebounds 4
Assists 0

Luke Kennard also had 19 points for the Clippers, including two late 3-pointers, while Reggie Jackson added 16 as the Clippers ended a three-game losing streak by winning a "road" game for the first time since Nov. 5.

Anthony Davis scored 27 points with 10 rebounds for the Lakers, while LeBron James had 23 points with 11 rebounds after missing Tuesday's contest at Sacramento while in COVID-19 protocol. The Lakers saw their brief two-game winning streak come to an end.

The Clippers pushed their winning streak to four games over the Lakers in the past two seasons and have not lost to their Staples Center co-tenant since the first game of the NBA restart near Orlando at the end of 2019-20 season.

The Clippers had their biggest lead of the first half at 51-40 with 1:30 remaining before the break, although the Lakers fashioned a quick 10-2 run to pull within 53-50 at halftime.

The Clippers rebounded to outscore the Lakers 34-29 in the third quarter by shooting 7 of 15 from 3-point range while grabbing an 87-79 advantage.

The Lakers never led, but they pulled within one at 110-109 with 2:15 remaining after a Carmelo Anthony 3-pointer and had the ball to take the lead twice before Kennard hit a 3-pointer for a 113-109 Clippers advantage with 1:12 remaining.

Kennard added another from deep with 38.4 seconds left for a 116-111 advantage.

Malik Monk had 20 points off the bench for the Lakers, while Russell Westbrook had 10 points and nine assists, and Anthony had 13 points.

George added nine assists and eight rebounds for the Clippers, while Ivica Zubac had 12 points.

The Clippers altered their starting lineup to counter the Lakers' size, bringing guard Eric Bledsoe off the bench for the first time. He scored eight points in 18 minutes. Clippers forward Nicolas Batum missed his seventh consecutive game in COVID-19 protocol.

Clippers: Marcus Morris 21, Paul George 19 (8 REB, 9 AST), Luke Kennard 19, Reggie Jackson 16 (8 AST), Ivica Zubac 12 (5 REB), Isaiah Hartenstein 11.

Lakers: Anthony Davis 27 (10 REB), LeBron James 23 (11 REB, 6 AST), Malik Monk 20, Carmelo Anthony 13 (5 REB), Russell Westbrook 10 (9 AST).

Anthony Davis' performance

LeBron James' performance

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Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Clippers
50%
45/90
Field goals
51%
41/81
53
Rebounds
43
28
Assists
28
8
Steals
5
62%
13/21
Free throws
88%
21/24
3
Blocks
3

Best players

Anthony  Davis
27 PTS
10/15 FG
7/11 FT
Marcus  Morris
21 PTS
7/12 FG
1/1 FT
LeBron  James
11 REB
8 DREB
3 OREB
Paul  George
8 REB
7 DREB
1 OREB
Russell  Westbrook
9 As
2 TO
36 MIN
Paul  George
9 As
3 TO
39 MIN
Anthony  Davis
30 EFF
77% 2P%
0% 3P%
Luke  Kennard
21 EFF
100% 2P%
63% 3P%