Clippers deal with skidding Lakers

Clippers deal with skidding Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers will be trying to bounce back from their embarrassing loss to Phoenix when they renew their rivalry with the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. It simply isn't good enough to compete in the Western Conference and that's simply not acceptable for a LeBron-led team.

The story of the game was Landry Shamet, who showed flashes of what he's made of as he tied a Clippers record for most three's in a quarter with Caron Butler, hitting six shots from behind the arc in the first quarter.

LeBron James takes an incredibly ugly loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, and it has little to do with the statistics. He heads into Tuesday's action averaging 18.8 points and 5.6 rebounds while shooting at a robust 47 percent from the field. The held the Kings to 109 points in their last game and will need a similar effort to get past the Lakers.

The 10th-place Lakers, who have lost five of their past six, are 5 1/2 games behind the final Western Conference playoff spot.

Six players scored over 10 points for the Clippers compared to five for the Knicks. "There is just no way and if you're playing with him and know this guy tried to trade you there is no way that's not weird".

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Luke Walton of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the second half against the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center on February 27 in Los Angeles, California.

Hampered by a serious bout with the injury bug, the Lakers come limping into tonight's matchup down Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Lance Stephenson, and Tyson Chandler all at best questionable for the matchup against Denver.

The Lakers haven't played well defensively and are giving up 113.9 points per game, which is 24 in the league.

But while James is eager to put this season to the back of his mind, Bill Simmons, the National Basketball Association analyst has spoken out, claiming that if the team look in their own rear-view mirror, they will see nothing but regret - the regret of the chasing down and signing of James. The under is 13-4 in Clippers last 17 road games.

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