This Day In Lakers History: Shaquille O’Neal Tallies 38 Points And 15 Rebounds In Win Against Clippers

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On Jan. 4, 2000, a Los Angeles Lakers kicked off a new millennium with an intra-city matchup opposite a struggling Los Angeles Clippers.

The Lakers entered a diversion with a 10-game winning strain in tact, though stumbled early out of a embankment and trailed by 5 points after one quarter.

The second entertain saw a slight alleviation for a Lakers, as they embellished a Clippers’ lead to dual points and entered halftime on a certain note. That’s when they incited on a jets in a third entertain and outscored a Clippers by 19 points.

With a 17 point-lead in a fourth quarter, a Lakers successfully sealed out another feat and degraded a Clippers by a final measure of 122-98 — their second double-digit win in as many games.

In 40 mins of action, Shaquille O’Neal enjoyed one of his many widespread games of a season. He scored a game-high 38 points and 15 rebounds, while converting 17 of 26 margin idea attempts.

Kobe Bryant scarcely matched O’Neal’s descent prolongation with 29 of his possess points. He filled adult a stat piece in other ways as well, recording 9 rebounds, dual assists and one take in 37 mins on a court.

Leading a approach for a Clippers was Lamar Odom, who had a double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds. His teammate, Tyrone Nesby, also tallied 22 points during a competition and tallied 6 rebounds, one support and one steal.

The Clippers’ efforts were to no relief as they forsaken to 9-21 on a year. On a flip side, a Lakers softened to 26-5 and serve distant themselves from a rest of a joining in a standings.

And of course, a Lakers went on to win a initial of 3 championships.


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