Post game comments from the Lakers:Asked what he expects from the team’s motication if the Lakers get eliminated, LeBron said he doesn’t know, but said for himself: “Continue to be a professional, and be as great as you can be every single night no matter the circumstances. ‘Cause someone is always watching.” pic.twitter.com/5HT0gRDoSY— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) March 5, 2019 On Mamba Night, the Lakers make short work of Blazers to take 3-1 series lead Related Articles — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 5, 2019Southern California News Group reporter Kyle Goon tweeted that Ingram is listed as questionable with a shoulder issue. Update 8:19 p.m.Beverley reportedly wanted the responsibility of guarding LeBron tonight and he is making the most of it.It’s not the size of the dog in the fight…@patbev21 | #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/sWhtHmRVRj— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) March 5, 2019The Clippers have cut into the Lakers’ lead and made it a one-point game in the second quarter.Tyrone Wallace takes LeBron James to the hoop, stops, fakes and scores. That prompts a time out by the Lakers, whose lead is down to 36-35.— Mark Whicker (@MWhicker03LANG) March 5, 2019 Read more on the Clippers’ victory over LeBron and the Lakers.Clippers knock out Lakers, likely ending their playoff dreams https://t.co/XrcvdSW8mB— Inside SoCal Sports (@InsideSoCalSpts) March 5, 2019 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Update 7:59 p.m.The Lakers lead Clippers 23-18 with 3:30 left in the first quarter. Rondo has six points, three rebounds and three assists, including this bounce pass to Kuzma for the easy bucket.Rondo finds Kuzma with a gorgeous bounce pass#LakeShow (📺: @SpectrumSN & NBA TV) pic.twitter.com/wVRMXR71KD— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 5, 2019 According to SCNG reporter Mirjam Swanson, Luc Mbah a Moute of the Clippers has been ruled out for tonight’s game against the Lakers.There have been signs of Mbah a Moute returning to the court after missing 61 consecutive games.This morning he was listed on the team’s injury report as questionable with a sore left knee. When he does return to the court, he will likely play a limited role.Luuuuuuc?! A gametime decision, Doc says. pic.twitter.com/32itdTXOT4— Mirjam Swanson (@MirjamSwanson) March 5, 2019“Obviously, even when he can play, he can’t play a lot, he’s not played all year,” Rivers said Sunday night after the victory over the New York Knicks. “So my guess is he’ll have a very low-minute thing. But you can always put him in to guard someone, Luc can do that anytime. And we need him down the stretch, so it would be great to get him back.”Update 6:56 p.m.LeBron James is 40 points away from passing Michael Jordan on the league’s all-time scoring list.LeBron is getting closer and closer. 👀 Don’t miss the @Lakers face the Clippers tonight at 10:30pm ET on NBA TV! #GameNight pic.twitter.com/kOhLgzkJ2b— NBA TV (@NBATV) March 5, 2019Jordan is fourth on the all-time scoring list with 32,292 career points. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387), Karl Malone (36,928) and Kobe Bryant (33,643) round out the top three spots on the list.Update 7:06 p.m.Brandon Ingram is officially out for the Lakers in tonight’s Western Conference showdown against the Clippers.The starting lineups:Lakers: Rajon Rondo, Reggie Bullock, LeBron, Kuzma and Javale McGeeClippers: Landry Shamet, Danilo Gallinari, Zubac, Patrick Beverley and Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderUpdate 7:45 p.m.The Staples Center crowd showing some love for the Zubac tonight.Nice cheer, sprinkled with Zuuuus, for Zubac in his first game vs. his former squad pic.twitter.com/YU4xSsRVgn— Mirjam Swanson (@MirjamSwanson) March 5, 2019Beverley guarding LeBron tonight.Pat wanted the assignment. He got it, looks like. https://t.co/sVczSujWQA— Mirjam Swanson (@MirjamSwanson) March 5, 2019Beverley scores the first basket of the game at Staples Center.From the [email protected] | #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/WPOLT8Y2Bx— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) March 5, 2019 The Los Angeles Lakers host the L.A. Clippers at Staples Center. The Clippers won back-to-back games and are seventh in the Western Conference standings. The Lakers are 10th in the West after losing the last two games.Pregame:Ivica Zubac of the Clippers is all smiles prior to tonight’s game against his former team.The 21-year-old center said he’ll use what he learned in practices against the Lakers, whose games he’s regularly tuned in to watch since the trade, which sent Mike Muscala (who was acquired two days earlier from Philadelphia as part of the deal for Tobias Harris) to the Lakers for Zubac and Michael Beasley, who was waived. Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant Update 9:24 p.m.Kyle Kuzma goes to the Lakers’ bench in pain.Kuz isn’t heading to the locker room but he’s making a lot of faces. I’m assuming it’s a cramp since he’s remained of the bench.— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) March 5, 2019Gallinari has 20 points as the Clippers lead the Lakers 91-86 at the end of the third quarter. Gilgeous-Alexander has 14 points and four assists while Beverley and Williams each have 13 points.Rondo is closing in on a triple-double with 20 points, nine assists and eight rebounds after three quarters of play. LeBron has 20 points with five assists and five rebounds.RELATED: Clippers respond to post-trade challenge to keep chasing playoff berth.Update 9:53 p.m. – FINALWith his first triple-double as a Los Angeles Lakers player, Rajon Rondo joins Mark Jackson as the only players in NBA history to record a triple-double with five different teams.He played for the Lakers, Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks during his 12-year career.Rondo finished the game with 24 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds for the Lakers in the 113-105 loss to the Clippers.Clippers 113, Lakers 105. Final. pic.twitter.com/Do6nkZ473l— Mirjam Swanson (@MirjamSwanson) March 5, 2019LeBron finished the night with 27 points, eight rebounds and six assists. He remains 13 points behind Michael Jordan for fourth on the league’s all-time scoring list.The Lakers fall to 2-5 since the NBA All-Star break.Danilo Gallinari finished with 23 points and six rebounds in the Clippers’ victory. Lou Williams had 21 points, five rebounds and three assists.Update 10:26 p.m.According to Kyle Goon of the Southern California News Group, Kyle Kuzma’s x-ray was negative.Update 11:21 p.m.It was no secret that the Clippers were happy to knock down the Lakers at Staples Center.Walking out of STAPLES Center like: pic.twitter.com/ZXy0vEWBui— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) March 5, 2019 “That’s who we do it for, the people in the back.” @patbev21 to the members of #ClipperNation .— Mirjam Swanson (@MirjamSwanson) March 5, 2019 Name a more dynamic duo, we’ll wait (Might even need to throw @Kristina_Pink in there as a terrific trio since she’s so swaggy 😂)@patbev21 | @gallinari8888 pic.twitter.com/GGpb3D4UHx— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) March 5, 2019 While Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram and Reggie Bullock were dialed-in as they entered the arena, LeBron James flashed a smile on his way in.#LakeShow in the building 🏠 pic.twitter.com/whGK1zFBrq LeBron was asked in the context of him being with the Lakers for several more seasons, if there would be a point this year where it wouldn’t make sense to play big minutes. He didn’t dismiss it out of hand — he said it’s likely a conversation between him and Luke Walton. pic.twitter.com/5jYHbTufFb— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) March 5, 2019 While the Lakers try to avoid playoff burial against the Clippers, Southern California News Group columnist Mark Whicker writes about Lonzo Ball’s defense gets better in absentia. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory HALFTIME: 8:42 p.m.LeBron James finished the first half with 17 points, four rebounds and three assists as the Clippers lead the Lakers 61-57. LeBron is 23 points away from passing Jordan on the league’s all-time scoring list.Rondo added 11 points, six rebounds and six assists as Kuzma recorded 11 points and four rebounds.Danilo Gallinari leads the Clippers with 14 points and three rebounds in the first half. Beverley scored 10 points.Update 9:11 p.m.Was this something Luke Walton put together during halftime or was LeBron just trying something new on the fly?😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/rgF7QJnMEX— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 5, 2019 Portland star Damian Lillard (knee) to miss Game 5 vs. Lakers Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’ Patrick Beverley walked by the mass of media preparing to enter the Lakers locker room, shouting, “What you all lining up there for? Locker room’s down there.”— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) March 5, 2019 Update 8:09 p.m.Kuzma has 11 points and three rebounds as the Lakers finish the first quarter in front of the Clippers 34-26. LeBron contributed with seven points.First quarter views pic.twitter.com/ZXJwm62Stj— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 5, 2019Beverley leads the Clippers with eight points and two rebounds.