The Clippers beat the Lakers for the 9th straight time- Nov. 2022
The local rivalry between the Lakers and clippers happened again at the crypto.com arena as it was a Clipper home game on November 9th. The Lakers came in struggling with the record of 2–8 while the Clippers have rebounded from a rough start and we’re 6-4. The Clippers are still missing Kawhi Leonard,who’s been out with a sore knee having played only two games this year but the team has started to play better recently after a losing streak earlier in the season. The final score was 114-101 with the Clippers continued dominance over the Lakers for their 9th straight win between the 2 teams.
Despite LeBron James putting up good numbers, the Lakers have been terrible. Anthony Davis has also been playing decently but their team chemistry and poor offensive play has put them at the bottom of the Western Conference standings. The Clippers started out strong and took an early lead before the Lakers came back to even take the lead as it was back-and-forth till the end of the third quarter. Then it clippers start to break it open and they had a big team effort with Paul George leading the way with 28 points but 5 others in double figures.
The Clippers depth remains one of their strong points as they are about 10 deep at this time but 13-14 when everyone is healthy. In this game they started sharpshooter Luke Kennard, Marcus Morris, Zubac & Reggie Jackson. I also got key contributions from reserves Norman Powell, John Wall, and Batum even though he didn’t score but he played some good defense. They also have defensive minded Robert Covington, who sat out this game, Amir Coffee, who showed signs of brilliance last year and Brandon Boston Jr on the bench. Head coach Tyron Lue has the team in the right direction and when they get Leonard back they’re going to be a force to be reckoned with for all other teams as this could be their year to go farther than they’ve ever gone.
They have a all-around team with shooting, defense & chemistry from playing together the last few years without Leonard. Look for them to move up in the Western Conference Standings as long as they stay healthy.
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