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About Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers

It’s a tale of two angels in Los Angeles. The Lakers and the Clippers both claim to be the team of the city of angels. With massive support for both teams, the city of Los Angeles is divided. The Lakers are the more successful of the rivals with eleven of their sixteen NBA Championships coming in Los Angeles after 1960. The Clippers, on the other hand, have sold out all their games since February 2011. Their matchups are routinely called the Hallway Series.

Even though the Clippers were considered a laughingstock in the league due to their abysmal playoff record, the Clippers stunned everyone and defeated the Lakers in the 2012-13 season series.

Here are some of the memorable moments between these two rivals.

Memorable Moments between the Clippers and the Lakers

April 7, 2013 – After being ridiculed and made fun of for so many years, it was particularly sweet when the Clippers defeated the Lakers 109-95 to clinch the Pacific Division. The Lakers had topped the division since 2007-2008. However, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin contained the Lakers. The point guard and power forward both recorded 24 and 12 doubles. The win not only energized the Clippers but also their fans who chanted “Sweep! Sweep!” in the closing seconds of the game. After winning the game Chris Paul said “It means we’re headed in the right direction”.

It’s Shaq’s Birthday – Shaquille O’Neal celebrated his 28th birthday in style. On March 6, 2000, in the final game of the season against the Los Angeles Clippers, the Shaq went on a scoring frenzy. The four time NBA Champion scored 61 points. In 45 minutes he achieved 24-35 FG, 13-22 FT, 61 points and 23 rebounds. The Shaq not only celebrated his birthday with an explosive performance, he also helped the Lakers extend their winning streak to 16 games.

The Clippers and the Lakers go Head to Head

The head to head record for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Los Angeles Clippers is as follows

Games Played Wins Losses Win %age Points Scored Points Allowed
212 145 67 .684 23254 22012

The Lakers and the Clippers are both members of the Western Conference Pacific Division. Both teams have never faced each other in the postseason however they have fought for the Pacific Division on a number of occasions.

Legends behind the Lakers and the Clippers

The Clippers and the Lakers have both had exceptional talent on their rosters over the years.

Starting with the Clippers it is power forward Blake Griffin. This five time NBA All Star was also NBA Rookie of the Year in 2011. Drafted in 2009, Griffin was also NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion in 2011. Next up for the Clippers is center DeAndre Jordan. He is also an NBA All Star and was drafted in 2008. Point Guard Chris Paul is a nine time NBA All Star, NBA All Star MVP and was NBA Rookie of the Year in 2006.

As for the Lakers the legends include Shaquille O’Neal. This seven foot one center has four NBA Championships, three NBA Finals MVPs and was fifteen time NBA All Star. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won three MVPs and five NBA Championship titles. Kobe Bryant is considered to be one of the greatest basketball players to ever play in the NBA. The shooting guard is right up there with Michael Jordan and Bill Russell. And Magic Johnson who personified the Lakers franchise. He is a five time NBA Champion and three time NBA Finals MVP and NBA Most Valuable Player.

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