The second wave is a chance for the Clippers to beat the Lakers

LOS ANGELES — Reggie Jackson scored 12 of his season-high 36 points in the fourth quarter while adding nine assists and eight rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers finished a four-game season sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers with a 132-111 win Thursday night.

Ivica Zubac had 19 points and nine rebounds for the Clippers, who seized control of their sweeping win and seventh straight win over the Lakers overall by scoring 23 straight points during the first six minutes of the third quarter.

The Clippers outscored their rivals 37-10 late in the third quarter before picking up their fifth straight win in eight days, including two over the Lakers.

The win was the latest in a torrid streak for the Clippers, who have won seven of their last eight games without possibly their three most talented players: Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Norman Powell.

While none of the trio is expected to return, Jackson and a formidable backing cast have kept the Clips on course for another playoff spot with increasing odds of avoiding a play-in tournament after this win, which pulled them in one game. from seventh place Minnesota.

"We're out on a mission," Jackson said. "We want to close. We're still a hungry team. … We feel like we're writing our own story. We know what the narrative is with our people. We're trying to do something special with this group. It's about this team, to write our own story."

Against the San Antonio Spurs Ja Morant sets a new record

With 52 points Ja Morant broke the record he set to lead the Memphis Grizzliez to victory over the San Antonio Spurs 118-105. By landing 22 of 30 goal attempts.

This win stops Veterans Spurs coach Gregg Popovich from a regular season coaching win (1335)

The 22 year old Ja Morant received praise from Popovich saying that Ja Morant is a beautiful player.
And some even say that Ja Morant is a strange player because he is so fast.

By producing two special moments with a stunning display landing a dunk, and a jumpshot fadeaway just before halftime

Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded his fifth straight double-double as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the visiting Charlotte Hornets to end a two-game losing streak.

The two-time MVP returned 26 points, 16 rebounds, six assists and four blocks, while landing all 14 of his attempts from the free-throw line.

Elsewhere, rookie Scottie Barnes tied a career high of 28 points as the Toronto Raptors won 133-97 against the Brooklyn Nets in New York.