Along with a game high in points, Clarkson tallied a game-best 10 assists in the win.
''He's not afraid of the moment,'' Lakers coach Byron Scott said about Clarkson. ''You've got to like to that.''
It was just the eighth road win of the season for the Lakers, and Clarkson came through with his second straight quality performance after scoring a season-high 30 points in his previous game. He turned the ball over six times Wednesday but also kicked in five rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block in 38 minutes.
"I think I took a few steps back," Clarkson said after the game, per the Associated Press reports. "I didn't take care of the ball well, held the ball a little too much on the offensive end. I've just got to keep growing, man, go back and watch the film, learn from it."
The Lakers will stay on the road to face the Raptors in Toronto Friday.
"I have to keep shooting," Clarkson said. "I know they'll fall. I have to stay confident. I kept going hard."
Despite Clarkson's struggles, coach Byron Scott said Clarkson has shown an ability to bounce back from adversity.
"This is great for him. He needs to keep learning as he goes along each day as he goes along in this league and what people will do against him," Scott said. "The best thing about the kid is when he falls, he gets back up. He doesn't lay down. He gets back up and keeps playing hard."
Clarkson's rookie scoring total was one behind Ryan Kelly's 26 last season. Clarkson also dished out six assists, becoming the youngest Laker to have 25 points and six assists since Kobe Bryant hit those totals in 2001. Clarkson also had four rebounds.
The Lakers next host the Mavericks on Sunday.
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