USA Today: Rookie Al Thornton scored 10 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and Corey Maggette had 22, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 112-96 victory over the Lakers on Sunday night.

Jordan Farmar had 19 points, five assists and six rebounds for the Lakers, who got 16 points from Andrew Bynum. Kobe Bryant, Bynum’s most vocal critic last season, played 17 minutes and had 10 points while hitting 1 of 4 shots.

Clippers center Chris Kaman picked up his fifth foul with 5:23 left in the third quarter and his team ahead 77-68, but the Lakers couldn’t capitalize. They got as close as seven points on Maurice Evans’ dunk with 4:08 left in the third, but the Clippers broke it open in the fourth with the help of Thornton, Cuttino Mobley and backup point guard Dan Dickau.

Mobley, playing his second game of the preseason after returning from a strained left calf, extended the margin to 96-81 on a 15-footer and a driving layup with 8:52 remaining after missing his first five shots.

The Clippers increased a six-point halftime lead to 73-58 with a dunk by Paul Davis off an alley-oop pass from Sam Cassell with 5:42 left in the third quarter. Lakers backup point guard Sasha Vujacic trimmed the margin to 73-62 with a four-point play, draining a 3-pointer from the right sideline while he was hacked by Thornton with 5:23 left in the third.

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  • joninjapan

    let me just say trade cook, start turiaf and bynum, and i am up waaay to early

  • joninjapan

    i mean late. . way too late

  • Shaq786

    if there is a trade we need to consider… i would say odom, cook, and farmar… FOR … MAGGZ, THORTON, and sam casell… I would try to swing maggz for Artest, if we cant get him thats fine


    If MEMPHIS would consider…. casell, kwame, MO(all expiring)..and Al thorton, for Pau Gasol and Navarro… i would do it in a heart beat!.. otherwise the team we will have after he trade with LAC, would make us a top 4 team… we could beat out houston, utah, and denver fo sho

  • TheLAunit

    Lakers looked good last night, Farmar looked outstanding. He’s maturing out their on the floor with all these minutes being played. Once again bynum was amazing, he’s growing up so fast, don’t you think?


    Lakers are going to hurt on defense all year.

  • GET JO

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    dumb u really want a 37 yr old cassell? and plus why would they give up Thorton?!? one of their most aggressive players right now.

  • Shaq786

    cassell has still got some gas, and can play a starting 15-20 minz, no doubt…. BUT THE BIGGEST REASONING FOR GETTING HIM IS HIS EXPIRING CONTRACT… we get under the cap with his contract come the next offseason

    Thorton is bomb no doubt… but they get odom in return… and they will lose maggz for nothing if they dont trade him, and casell for sure is not going to re-sign with the clippers

  • sdsuballa

    the clippers aren’t trading anyone so why do u guys bother even thinking about that, they wouldn’t help us and we wouldn’t help them and the Lakers did not look good yesterday whoever thinks that, the clippers secondary stomped on us and the only player that looked good was farmar and basically no one else. We have to look at the big picture and we are not that much better some players seem to coming around but overall we are not kwame is still soft and cant catch ball, like im 6’5 and if im under the basket i try embarrass whoevers under me not go up all cute. Still we can’t really judge until next week then we will see what we can do with the rock

  • Shaq786

    phil is still experimenting… season hasn’t begun… otherwise we’d be playing our starting line-up

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  • lakers1fan

    Clippers got lucky this time!