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Xavier Henry leads Los Angeles Lakers' reserves past Clippers 116-103 in season opener

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    Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, left, controls the ball as Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol, of Spain, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, bottom, tries to box out Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol, top, of Spain, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Lakers' Xavier Henry dunks the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Clippers' Matt Barnes, right, is called for a flagrant foul on Los Angeles Lakers' Shawne Williams, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Clippers DeAndre Jordan, left, dunks the ball over Los Angeles Lakers' Chris Kaman on an alley-oop pass from Jared Dudley, not pictured, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) (The Associated Press)

Xavier Henry scored a career-high 22 points, Jordan Farmar added 16, and five Los Angeles Lakers reserves surged past the Los Angeles Clippers in the fourth quarter for a surprising 116-103 victory in both clubs' season opener Tuesday night.

With Kobe Bryant watching in street clothes behind Pau Gasol and Steve Nash on the Lakers' bench, Jodie Meeks scored nine of his 13 points in the fourth quarter as the Lakers stunned their Staples Center rivals in Clippers coach Doc Rivers' debut.

The Lakers did it down the stretch with a lineup comprised entirely of backups — including three who weren't on the team last season. Henry scored 12 points in the fourth quarter while leading a decisive 28-8 run.

Blake Griffin scored 19 points and Chris Paul had 15 points and 11 assists for the Clippers.

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