LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31 -- Horace Grant made a follow shot with 4.5 seconds left in overtime with Shaquille O'Neal looking on from the sidelines and Kobe Bryant in the locker room Saturday night as the Los Angeles Lakers edged the Los Angeles Clippers, 116-114.
O'Neal had 29 points and 15 rebounds before fouling out with 1:27 left in regulation and the Lakers leading, 100-98.
Bryant had 17 points but was ejected with 1:52 left in the third quarter when he drove to the basket, expected a foul call, and received two technicals. He was in the locker room when his team defeated the Clippers for the 16th straight time.
The Clippers scored five points in the final 10 seconds of regulation. Eric Piatkowski nailed a 22-foot jumper from the right sideline with 8.8 seconds left to make it 103-101 and Sean Rooks tied it with a layup with half a second on the clock. Lakers guard Ron Harper missed a shot at the buzzer.
Piatkowski's basket at the start of overtime gave the Clippers their first lead at 105-103, but Robert Horry scored nine of his 13 points in the extra session.
After Jeff McInnis put the Clippers on top 113-110 with a 20-foot jumper with 1:29 left, Brian Shaw's basket cut the deficit to a point and Horry's jumper gave the Lakers a 114-113 advantage with 25 seconds to go.
Piatkowski knotted it up again with a free throw with 12 seconds left but could not connect on the second. At the other end, Grant grabbed two rebounds before tipping in the go-ahead basket.
With one second left, Clippers forward Lamar Odom drove the lane and was clobbered by several Lakers, although no foul was called.
Rick Fox scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half and Grant contributed 12 and eight rebounds for the Lakers, who have not lost to the Clippers since a 97-95 setback on March 14, 1997.
The Lakers have won seven of their last eight games and are tied with Sacramento for first place in the Pacific Division.
Piatkowski finished with 27 points and rookie Darius Miles had 17 and 12 rebounds for the Clippers, who have dropped three in a row.