The Los Angeles Clippers showed up to Staples Center Sunday morning full of energy after a hard fought win over the Sacramento Kings by one point Saturday afternoon.
The Clippers didn’t mess around with the possible idea the Bulls could come out with a emotional edge after losing their star guard Derrick Rose to a knee injury. The Bulls didn’t come out with any fight or emotion as the Clippers made history, beating them by the largest margin of victory in franchise history, 39 points.
Clippers beat Bulls by 39 … it’s the largest margin of victory in an NBA game this season
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 24, 2013
The previous margin of victory was 37 by the Buffalo Braves. It’s also the largest margin of victory in a NBA game this season thus far.
The largest margin of victory in NBA history was when the Miami Heat were trounced by the Cleveland Cavaliers by 68 points on December 17th, 1991. The final score was 148-80.
A second straight daytime matinee was scheduled, and according to preseason ranking playing the new look Kings and Derrick Rose’s return to the Bulls, this two day schedule looked scary and could have resulted in 2 home losses easily. Sunday’s ball game played without Derrick Rose in uniform due to a knee injury suffered Friday lost to the Clippers by 39. The Clippers orchestrated offense play after offense play without playing any starters in the 4th and final frame Sunday at Staples Center.
The Clippers were led by Jared Dudley’s 21 points and Chris Paul’s 16 points and 17 assists. Thirty-seven year old Antwan Jamison got his first playing time as a Clipper and shined. Twan finished with 11 points in 15 minutes.
Fun Note: I’ve personally seen the Clippers lose by more than 39 points back in the Sports Arena days, so today I am very proud to be apart of Clipper Nation History on the other spectrum.