The Times' Broderick Turner picks out games and trips of interest in the
Is there a better way for the Clippers to start the season? They did, after all, sweep the season series, 4-0, from the Lakers last season for the first time in franchise history. If the Clippers are to meet the high expectations placed upon them this season, they need to get off to a good start.
The Clippers lost the season series, 3-1, to the Warriors last season and thought Golden State celebrated too much in its victories. The high-scoring, three-point shooting Warriors will test the Clippers' defense.
Nov. 7 at Miami
When they face the two-time defending
Nov. 13 vs. Oklahoma City
One of the teams in the Western Conference the Clippers will have to get by if they want to represent the West in the NBA Finals.
Nov. 18 vs. Memphis
Memphis knocked the Clippers out of the playoffs last season.
Nov. 24 vs. Chicago
Chris Paul is considered the best point guard in the NBA, but Chicago's
Dec. 11 at Boston
Dec. 16 vs. San Antonio
People keep trying to bury the
Jan. 10 vs. Lakers
Will the banner controversy be over by then? Probably not. It just means that the Lakers will get their first look at how their championship banners and retired numbers are being covered up by banners of Clippers players.
The Clippers embark upon their longest trip of the season, a seven-city, 10-day excursion that has become known as the Grammy Trip. Four of the teams they face — New York, Indiana, Chicago and Milwaukee — made the playoffs last season.
March 6 at Lakers
The games between the Clippers and Lakers are always significant. It's for bragging rights, for who runs the city and the Pacific Division.
April 6 vs. Lakers