Lakers fail to upstage Clippers (Web links)
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan details how the Clippers proved superior in their 114-95 preseason victory Monday over the Lakers.
--The Times' Ben Bolch looks at the competition for starting small forward between Matt Barnes and Devin Ebanks.
--The Times' Broderick Turner talks to Clippers guard Mo Williams, who says his pride was hurt after they acquired Chris Paul and Chauncey Billups.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding explains why the Lakers struggled defending Chris Paul.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford looks at the possible lineup combinations for the Lakers.
--The Times' Bolch explains what the Lakers lacked in defense.
--The Times' Rick Rojas and Richard Winton talk to legal experts who predict Vanessa Bryant will acquire quite a windfall from the divorce settlement with husband Kobe.
--The Times' T.J. Simers wonders where the Clippers will hang their championship banner in Staples Center.
--The Times' Bill Dwyre argues that the Clippers are stealing "Showtime" from the Lakers.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Kevin Arnovitz says Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro must take advantage of his talented roster.
--The Daily News' Jon Gold contends that L.A. fans aren't jumping on the Clippers' bandwagon yet.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Pedro Moura remains impressed with the Clippers' youth.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' loss to the Clippers.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin lists 10 things to take away from the Lakers' preseason loss to the Clippers.
Tweet of the Day: "I don't think Phil ever had a winning preseason w/ either Bulls or Lakers. No need 2 worry. Just so happy to see #Lakers again!" -- JeanieBuss (Lakers Executive Vice President Jeanie Buss)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "It seems as if the book on how to beat the Lakers appears to be the same. Get a quick guard to break down the defense, let it collapse, pass around the perimeter for an open three or another drive from another athletic guard/small forward. Rinse, repeat." — Ed Kim
— Mark Medina
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Photo: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan fouls Lakers guard Kobe Bryant during the first quarter of the Clippers' 114-95 exhibition victory Monday at Staples Center. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times / December 19, 2011.