Los Angeles Lakers Vs LA Clippers Overview: Same city opponents square off against each other in a gargantuan encounter as the latest edition of the frontier league gets underway.
The biggest, grandest, most succulent and alluring basketball league is back to regale us in yet another enigmatic and enterprising brand of basketball. Starting today, NBA 2019-20 returns for its 74th instalment, one which promises to be one of the most competitive, feisty and fiery till date based on way the 30 participating times have shaped up.
As teams make a foray into the fray of the expansive league rebuffed and stronger than ever after staggering and splashing out exuberant amounts of money with players hectically moving around, one team which has emerged as overwhelming favourites from the onset is Los Angeles Lakers. This season in particular is one which will test the resolve and true valour of the team after the side failed to make it into the qualifiers yet again last time around, a dwindling and despondent campaign despite roping in LeBron James.
The side have however massively bolstered their outfit by getting in Anthony Davis along with Danyy Green and Jared Dudley in a bid to work on the gaping holes prevelant in their pointer game. It’s clearly evident that they still have immense issues to address though with the side managing to make a mockery of GSW in the preseason encounters, winning twice in the three matches the two sides went at loggerheads but losing all their other matches.
Elsewhere, an already strong LA Clippers side went onto further add star performers to its squad after finishing eighth in the Western Conference and subsequently losing to Golden State Warriors in the previous season in the qualifiers. With Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Maurice Harkless, Patrick Patterson and Mfiondu Kabengele all brought in by the side, this is a well rounded outfit.
What To Expect From The Match?
As the two sides veer up to square off against each other, this is a clash which is massively more than just a league opener for either side. As the two sides from the same city get ready to face off against each other, the level of competition will be colossal and gargantuan, one where either side will be looking to come hot out of the blocks, looking to not only get the better of each other but also lay down the marker.
What massively perturbs Los Angeles yet again is their over reliance on LeBron James with the clear lack of defensive acumen in the side set to leave them in angst against an astounding La Clippers outfit. As the Clippers set themselves up from outside the circle and open up the zones for themselves to set down treys and control the middle of the court rotations, this match will be determined if Los Angeles Lakers are able to curb their attempts and pull off steals.
Lakers vs Clippers Head to Head
220 Games: Los Angeles Lakers- 148, LA Clippers- 72
Los Angeles Lakers Vs LA Clippers: 122-117
LA Clippers Vs Los Angeles Lakers: 113-105
Los Angeles Lakers Vs LA Clippers: 123-120
LA Clippers Vs Los Angeles Lakers: 118-107
Probable Playing 5
Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James, Anthony Davis, JaVale McGee, Rajon Rondo, Kyle Kuzma
Patrick Beverley, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, JaMychal Green, Ivica Zubac
Match: Los Angeles Lakers Vs LA Clippers
Date And Time: 23rd October, Wednesday- 8:00am
Venue: Staples Centre, Los Angeles
Television: Sony Ten 2, Six/HD