The Clippers went 3-1 against the Lakers last season and won all four meetings in 2012-13.
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) -
The Los Angeles Lakers started the 2012 season 0-3 and the third straight loss came at the hands of the rival Clippers.
History could repeat itself when the Pacific foes renew their rivalry Friday night at Staples Center.
The Lakers lost their season opener to Houston, 108-90, then were hammered in Phoenix by a 119-99 score Wednesday. Kobe Bryant, who scored 19 points in Tuesday's loss to the Rockets, put up 31 points on 11-of-25 shooting against the Suns.
LeBron's mission took flight
By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
All of that hype and for what? Nothing.
All of the hoopla and what did he get? A loss.
With all of the media scrutiny, and all of the stories written about him, Thursday was a tough night for one of the biggest superstars in the world.
Yes, Thursday was a difficult night for Justin Beiber, but he left Quicken Loans Arena with his head held high and supported by an overly large Pilgrim hat.