All four Los Angeles superstars showed up Thursday night in the Lakers’ 103-101 win over the Clippers.
The slight difference between teams came from the Lakers’ bench shooting. Kyle Kuzma scored 16 points on 4-of-7 shooting from deep, and Dion Waiters chipped in 11.
It’s usually a problem whenever Anthony Davis (34 points) and LeBron James (16 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists) sit. Against the Clippers, though, the Lakers actually held a score advantage with James and Davis on the bench.
Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from Lakers vs. Clippers, the second game from the NBA’s restart bubble Thursday. Follow below for complete results.
Lakers vs. Clippers score
Lakers vs. Clippers live updates, highlights from NBA restart
12:10 a.m.: George misses an attempted game-winner at the buzzer and the Lakers escape with a 103-101 win.
12:07 a.m.: James answers right back by following up a tough runner in the lane with a lay-in.
12:07 a.m.: GEORGE TIES IT WITH A 3!
12:04 a.m.: The Lakers lead 101-98 with 41.1 seconds left. Clippers ball.
11:59 p.m.: The Lakers still hold a slight edge entering the final two minutes of regulation, but Leonard and George are trying to take over. A George 3 pulls the Clippers within a point of the Lakers.
11:53 p.m.: Leonard sinks a pair of free throws with 3:38 remaining. The Lakers lead 96-92.
11:49 p.m.: Marcus Morris has engaged full-on Knicks mode: No points, two turnovers and four fouls in 16 minutes.
11:42 p.m.: Kuzma is 4 of 7 from deep.
11:38 p.m.: James hits a 3 and the Lakers pull ahead 88-80.
End of third quarter: Clippers 77, Lakers 76
11:24 p.m.: AD is going crazy right now. At 32 points for the game.
11:07 p.m.: The Clippers open up an eight-point lead as Leonard finds Zubac open under the bucket for an easy score.
11:04 p.m.: PG13 has been on point to start the third quarter.
10:54 p.m.: The second half is underway.
Halftime: Lakers 54, Clippers 52
10:36 p.m.: Leonard checks out with one minute left in the half. He’s done well to avoid a third foul in the second quarter. George, though, now has three fouls.
10:29 p.m.: Patrick Patterson has been Doc Rivers’ go-to stretch big in the second quarter. He hits a 3 to pull the Clippers within four of the Lakers at 50-46.
10:12 p.m.: Still got it.
10:07 p.m.: J.R. Smith has checked in for his Lakers debut.
End of first quarter: Lakers 35, Clippers 23
10:02 p.m.: Leonard had to sit for a long stretch in the first quarter because of foul trouble, which has turned the momentum in the Lakers’ favor.
9:50 p.m.: Joakim Noah is giving the Clippers some good minutes right now against Anthony Davis.
9:37 p.m.: Leonard already has two personal fouls just five minutes into the game.
9:30 p.m.: Neither team is shooting well entering the first TV timeout. It’s 5-3, Lakers.
9:24 p.m.: The Lakers win the opening tip and we’re off.
9:17 p.m.: Like the earlier game, every player on both teams has decided to kneel for the national anthem.
9:14 p.m.: Jazz-Pelicans just ended, so Lakers-Clippers should begin shortly.
What time does the Lakers vs. Clippers game start?
- Tipoff time: 9:08 p.m. ET
- TV channel: TNT
- Live stream: fuboTV
Thursday night’s matchup between the Lakers and Clippers is scheduled for 9 p.m., but tipoff will come closer to 9:08 p.m. because of the time needed for player introductions. TNT is broadcasting the contest on TV, and there are several online streaming options, including fuboTV.