Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - For decades the Clippers were irrelevant in the city of Los Angeles.
It was only fitting that they clinched their first division title in the 42- year history of the franchise at the expense of their Staples Center co- tenants.
Chris Paul tallied 24 points and 12 assists in the Clippers' 109-95 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers to end their five-year run atop the Pacific Division.
The Memphis Grizzlies and Charlotte Bobcats are the only teams in NBA history to not win a division championship.
The Clippers also swept the season series against the Lakers for the first time since 1974-75 when they were the Buffalo Braves.