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Clippers Becoming Marquee Team in L.A.
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On February 14, 2013 @ 7:44 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Kobe Bryant can’t lose to the Clippers again. Or he’d be subjected to days of ribbing from Chris Paul and Blake Griffin at All-Star weekend, right?
“I’m not worried about that. They can’t tell me nothing, anyway,” Bryant said.
But the Clippers definitely qualify as rising stars, 11½ games ahead of the Lakers and screaming toward their first division title in 29 seasons of angst and apathy since moving to Los Angeles.
A nice footnote for the franchise moving steadily forward — a victory Thursday hands the Clippers the season series against the Lakers for the first time since 1992-93.
“I think for the city, us being where we are and being a much better team than we have traditionally been and the Lakers kind of having a down season at this point, it’s probably a big game for the city,” Clippers guard Chauncey Billups said.
Clippers-Lakers. It might finally have tilted in the other direction.
The Lakers trail in the season series, 2-0, and their only other game against the Clippers after Thursday is April 7. The Clippers won the first two games 105-95 and 107-102.
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