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Lakers can't get worse against the Clippers, right?

Of all the indignities, this was the lowest of the low: Clippers 142, Lakers 94.
It wasnt only the Lakers worst loss ever to the Clippers. It was their worst ever to anybody.
The Clippers appeared to play five-on-three that night, outscoring the Lakers in a particularly wild second quarter, 44-13, with a blaze of alley-oop dunks, three-pointers and satisfied screams exactly a month ago.
They smelled blood in the water and they killed us, Lakers Coach Mike DAntoni said at the time.
No one actually died, which might have changed if the injured Kobe Bryant was around that night.
More historic stuffing could get batted out of the Lakers in a designated Clippers home game Sunday.
One more loss for the Lakers (25-51) matches their worst total ever, formerly a 30-52 forgetter in 1974-75.
That team might deserve a parade compared to this one.
The Lakers are just happy March turned into April. They hit the basketball superfecta last month, suffering their worst losses ever to San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Minnesota and the Clippers.
Theyll play Sunday without Bryant, Pau Gasol, Chris Kaman, Jordan Farmar, Xavier Henry and probably Steve Nash too (listed as doubtful). Nick Young will try to play with a mild sprained right ankle that forced him out of Fridays 107-95 loss to Dallas.
Uh … good luck?
Players do have short memories, which is good, sometimes, DAntoni said Saturday. We know were facing some serious odds being a little short-handed. Weve got to make some obviously big shots, some things have got to go our way.
With everybody sidelined by something or other, Jodie Meeks continues to be the Lakers main scoring threat. He had seven points on three-for-11 shooting last month against the Clippers.
We know were not that bad of a team to lose by 48, 50 points, whatever it was, Meeks said. The past two times theyve embarrassed us.
Oh, yeah. That one too.
Back in January, the Clippers drilled the Lakers, 123-87, their largest victory over them at the time.
They just killed us, Young said after that one, without much argument.
Etc.
DAntoni was asked jokingly when Lakers assistant coach Mark Madsen would suit up. Oh boy, DAntoni said, smiling. Hes always ready. I dont know if thats a good thing or not. Madsen retired as a player in 2009 after nine years in the NBA…. DAntoni doesnt hear much about the Clippers dominance from their fans, he says. Unless theyre in my house in the living room, I dont hear a lot. I havent seen anybody there, so were good, he said.
mike.bresnahan@latimes.com
Twitter: @Mike_Bresnahan
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