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Clippers fall to Lakers in LA Rivalry Game

 

 

A rivalry game just isn’t a rivalry game without…well…rivalry! Over here in the UK we have Manchester United and Manchester City and there is always a sense of dislike amongst the fans towards their opposition often resulting in squabbles on the pitch and sometimes in the crowd. In this game, it was Derrick Fisher and Chris Kaman who got into it and the result was an ejected Kaman with one minute left in the game.

These two teams are no strangers to players being ejected and I’m surprised Kaman was the only one to be ejected.

The Clippers did a lot of hanging around in this game. They never really looked like they would take the ascendancy, but they never really looked like they would back down either, despite being down by as many 16 points.

 



Mo Williams scored 30 points and six assists and with every basket scored against them, the Clippers would rally together with one of their own and some amazing alley-oops in an attempt to switch the momentum in their favour. The alley-oop plays were really great to watch, but you still only get two points…no matter how awesome they look.

Kobe got 37 points and 6 assists, while Andrew Bynum got 12 rebounds. The Lakers out rebounded the Clippers in their last game and they did it again in this one, both offensively and defensively. When a team can consistently rebound as well as the Lakers with the help of Gasol and Bynum, they become much more efficient at turning defence into offence. I always go by the principle that attack is the best form of defence and with this mentality, the Lakers stamped their authority on Staples Center, again.

All the best from the UK!

Final Score: (LAC) 104 – (LAL) 112

 

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By: Tom Greenhalgh
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