Clippers-Lakers open thread

Stephen Dunn

The Clippers can extend their lead over the (once) mighty Lakers to ten games while tying their own home winning streak with a win tonight, but the Lakers won't go down without a fight.

2012/2013 NBA Regular Season
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January 4th, 2013, 7:30 PM
STAPLES Center (Red and Blue Trim)
Prime Ticket, ESPN, KFWB 980 AM
Clippers Tickets
Probable Starters
Chris Paul PG Steve Nash
Willie Green SG Darius Morris
Caron Butler SF Kobe Bryant
Blake Griffin PF Pau Gasol
DeAndre Jordan C Dwight Howard
Advanced Stats (through Jan. 3)
92.1 (12th of 30) Pace 94.3 (4th of 30)
109.7 (5th of 30) ORtg 108.7 (6th of 30)
100.6 (3rd of 30) DRtg 106.0 (18th of 30)
Injuries
Chauncey Billups (ankle) out
Steve Blake (abdominal surgery) out
Grant Hill (knee) out
Chris Duhon (back spasms) questionable

Trey Thompkins (knee) out

Jamal Crawford (foot) out



If the Clippers bring the ESPN-game energy tonight then they should be OK in this game. Energy has been lacking in two January losses, but being back home should help that.

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