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Lakers, Clippers could have a rivalry brewing

January 15, 2012 |  1:02 pm

Lakers/Clippers

Game stories

--The Times' Broderick Turner details how the Clippers grabbed Los Angeles' attention over the Lakers for one night in their 102-94 victory Saturday.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford noticed the Clippers took over Staples Center Saturday against the Clippers. 

Sidebars

--The Times' Ben Bolch highlights Kobe Bryant's high scoring effort.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin details the chippiness at the Lakers-Clippers game. 

--Fox Sports West remains impressed with how Bryant has played through injuries. 

Notebooks

--The Times' Bolch and the Orange County Register's Ding explain how Steve Blake's absence severely hurts the bench.

--The Times' Turner explains why Mo Williams sat out of the Lakers' game.

--The Daily News' Teaford and Bonsignore looks at how Darius Morris will fit in as the Lakers' reserve point guard. 

Columns

--Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins argues the Clippers are more than just "lob city."

--ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi argues a true Lakers-Clippers rivalry is brewing. 

--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller argues fair-weather fans should become Clipper fans. 

Blogs

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers-Clippers game. 

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell provides a running diary of the Lakers-Clippers game. 

--Clips Nation's Steve Perrin breaks down the Lakers-Clippers game. 

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark believes the Lakers felt overwhelmed with the Chris Paul and the restful Clippers. 

--Forum Blue and Gold's R.R. Magellan breaks down the good, the bad and the ugly from the Lakers-Clippers game. 

Tweet of the Day: "Tex and Phil are gone, but Kobe has Fish. Fish is ground control to Major Tom. He trusts Fish." -- lazenby (Lakers author Roland Lazenby)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "If there is one person who should be complaining about fatigue, its Kobe.But he is not, instead you can still see in him the determination to win.This is not the case with Bynum and Gasol who are just strolling around and allowed the Clippers to out-rebound them....the 2 big men of the Lakers are quite slow compared to their counterparts..they should learn to be more aggressive even without the ball." -- Le Jan Esponilla Leybie

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant works against the tight defense of Clippers forward Caron Butler during their game Saturday night at Staples Center. Credit: Harry How / Getty Images / January 14, 2012. 


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