Clippers-Lakers open thread

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The Clippers can clinch the season series against the rival Lakers for the first time in 20 years with a win tonight, not to mention that they can take a four game winning streak into the All Star break.

2012/2013 NBA Regular Season
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25-28
February 14th, 2013, 7:30 PM
STAPLES Center (Purple and Gold Trim)
TNT, KFWB 980 AM, KWKW 1330 AM
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Probable Starters
Chris Paul PG Steve Nash
Chauncey Billups SG Kobe Bryant
Caron Butler SF Metta World Peace
Blake Griffin PF Earl Clark
DeAndre Jordan C Dwight Howard
Advanced Stats (through games of Feb. 13)
91.6 (16th of 30) Pace 94.6 (4th of 30)
109.0 (7th of 30) ORtg 107.2 (8th of 30)
102.0 (6th of 30) DRtg 105.9 (15th of 30)
Injuries
Trey Thompkins (knee) out
Pau Gasol (torn plantar fascia) out


Jordan Hill (hip surgery) out

I hadn't thought about it before, but while they're on opposite teams tonight, the next time Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard play basketball they'll be starting together for the West All Stars on Sunday.

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