The Clippers also got a fine game from J.J. Redick. In just his second game in two months, no thanks to a bulging disc in his back, he started and scored 15 points. DeAndre Jordan scored 11 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked four shots, and Darren Collison scored 14.Jordan Hill led the Lakers with 22 points and nine rebounds, Nick Young had 18 points, Jodie Meeks 17 and Kendall Marshall 10 points and 11 assists. Kent Bazemore started for the Lakers but went out early in the second quarter with a sprained right foot, leaving the heavily injured Lakers with only eight available players. Steve Nash did not play, so his quest to pass Mark Jackson for third on the all-time assists chart is on hold.For Redick and the Clippers, his return to form is huge. He came off the bench in Thursday’s loss to Dallas and scored 12 points on 3-of-10 shooting. He made 7 of 11 from the field Sunday.Redick said his injury has been interesting in that for weeks he would see no improvement, only to see quite a bit the past two weeks and even more the past few days.“I feel better physically, mentally I felt a little sharper, too,” he said. “I feel like the rhythm is getting better.”The Clippers shot 56.6 percent (47 of 83) from the field, 52.6 percent (10 of 19) from 3-point range. The Lakers shot 41.9 percent (36 of 86), just 22.6 percent (7 of 31) from long distance.“It was close at half, we were down by eight,” D’Antoni said. “But they were bigger, talented and they played better. … But I thought our guys hung in there, they battled them.”The Clippers went 3-1 against the Lakers. After an opening-night loss by 13 points, the Clippers won the last three by 36, 48 and 23 points. Young is impressed, and it sounded like he expects his former team to go deep into the postseason.“They’re a tough team,” he said. “At the end of the day, they’re loaded with players. It’ll be interesting to see what they can do in the playoffs.”As for tying the worst record in L.A. Lakers history — at the very least — Young was bummed about that.“I didn’t realize that,” Young said. “It’s hard when everybody is getting hurt.” Mike D’Antoni is coach of one of the worst Lakers teams in franchise history. That doesn’t mean he’s not smart enough to know which Clippers players he has to fear most.“They have a lot of weapons and obviously (Chris) Paul spearheads the whole thing,” D’Antoni said ahead of Sunday’s game with the Clippers. “And Blake Griffin’s been playing great. You’re just trying to contain them a little bit.”That didn’t happen. Paul scored 23 points with six assists and three steals and Griffin scored 23 points with seven rebounds and five assists to lead the high-flying Clippers to a 120-97 victory over the Lakers before a sellout crowd of 19,239 at Staples Center. One of those fans was Sir Paul McCartney.It was the Clippers’ 18th win in their past 21 starts. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Clippers (55-23) closed to within one game of Oklahoma City for second place in the Western Conference standings. The Clippers have just four games left in the regular season, Oklahoma City six. The teams square off Wednesday night at Staples Center.The loss for the Lakers (25-52) means they can’t lose any of their remaining five games if they want to avoid owning the worst record in L.A. Lakers history. As it is, even if they do win all five, they would still tie the 1974-75 Lakers, who went 30-52. That equates to a winning percentage of .366. The 1957-58 Minneapolis Lakers went 19-53, a .264 clip.Coming off a loss Thursday to Dallas at Staples Center, Clippers coach Doc Rivers was queried as to how big the win was so as not to lose two in a row at home so near the postseason.“Every game is important as far as I’m concerned, and I don’t even look at that,” he said. “But you just want to keep winning; it’s nice to do that. It’s nice to win when guys have relatively low minutes as well, so that was good.”The Clippers led 57-49 at halftime, but had 12 turnovers. They led 94-72 after three quarters and had just four more turnovers to finish with 16.