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The Daily Clipper – It’s Only One Game Edition

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Well, that was unexpected!  Tough way to start the season, especially against the Lakers, but it’s only one game, it’s a long season, and (insert stereotypical sports quote here).

Meanwhile here’s a round-up of Clippers related stories:

Lakers pull off Opening Night shocker by beating Clippers
Led by their reserves, the Los Angeles Lakers pulled off the biggest upset of 2013-14 Opening Night by defeating the overhyped Los Angeles Clippers.

What a blast-off by the Lakers' castoffs -

The Extra Pass Tuesday roundup: Doc Rivers talks Clippers defensive woes | ProBasketballTalk
LOS ANGELES — The long grind of the NBA season is about building habits, building sustainable ways to win that can carry a team through the playoffs. For the Clippers this season, that building focus is on defense (their offense is going to score plenty).

Bench leads LA Lakers in flipping the script to beat the favored LA Clippers - NBA - Lee Jenkins -
LOS ANGELES -- One year ago, the Lakers were rolling out arguably the most decorated starting lineup ever assembled, and Shawne Williams was not playing basketball. Drafted in 2006 out of Memphis, Williams had already been with six teams and arrested three times. The Mavericks waived him after three months. The Nets waived him after three days. The Blazers waived him immediately. The Bobcats gave him a shot but cut him in favor of an injured Darius Miles. The Nets waived him again. The only team with whom Williams enjoyed even a modicum of success was the Knicks, scoring seven points per game in 2010-11 for then head coach Mike D'Antoni.

Clippers can't parade around like contenders if they can't beat Kobe-less Lakers - Yahoo Sports

New Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers spoke pregame Tuesday night about how he had already researched championship parades in Los Angeles. Seriously.

Clippers championship mantra still there despite opening loss to Lakers

Perhaps the Clippers couldn’t concentrate with the Lakers’ championship banners all uncovered and all. Doc Rivers made an effective, bold offseason move to cover up those Lakers championship banners for Clippers home games at St

Vincent Bonsignore: Lakers answer opening day questions

Questions, questions, questions.Everywhere you looked Tuesday at Staples Center there were questions confronting the Lakers.Maybe they found some answers Tuesday, maybe they didn’t.Maybe their stunning 116-103 win over the

COLUMN: With Lakers and Clippers, down is up and up is down

Rapid Reaction: Lakers 116, Clippers 103 - Los Angeles Lakers Blog - ESPN Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The faces were new. The expectations were lowered. The product was ... better? You bet it was. Dwight Howard? Who needs him. Ko

NBA: Clippers a work in progress - ESPN Los Angeles

Arnovitz: Why Clips lost opener

NBA: Heavyweight Los Angeles Clippers, upstart Los Angeles Lakers - ESPN Los Angeles

Adande: Two L.A. teams, two surprising directions

Clippers must adjust to new identity - Los Angeles Clippers Blog - ESPN Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- As the final seconds mercifully ticked off the clock Tuesday night, the expression on Doc Rivers’ face didn’t change much.

Lakers rain on Clippers' parade in season opener -

Coach Doc Rivers had spoken of visualizing a title celebration for his team, but Tuesday's game shows it has a long way to go.

Lakers take back the city, for a night, with opening win over Clippers -

Swept by Clippers last season, and expected to struggle this season while their rival flourishes, Lakers pull off a 116-103 stunner.

Clippers lose battle for offensive rebounds to Lakers -

The Clippers have expectations of becoming an elite team in the NBA , but they still have work to do.