What better way for the Clippers to kick off the Doc Rivers era than with a game against the dreaded Lakers? Expectations have never been higher for the Clippers, and they can get off to a great start tonight.
Wow did that not go like we wanted it to! The Lakers reserves, more or less a collection of cast offs, outscored the Clippers 41-24 in the final period to run away with the season opener for both teams.
The Clippers and Lakers seem to be heading in separate directions, as the Clippers were good last season and got better, while the Lakers were not so good, and got worse. But whenever the Clippers play the Lakers, it's a big game.
The most anticipated NBA season in Clippers history gets started tonight in STAPLES Center. The Clippers are the visiting team, but after sweeping the Lakers last year and with no Kobe Bryant, they'll have plenty of confidence.