This was supposed to be the season where the Lakers rebuild while the Clippers make a run at their first NBA title. It looks like someone forgot to inform the two teams.
As Lakers reporter Mike Bresnahan noted in his story, the Lakers' reserves, an inconsistent group last season, outscored the starters, 76-40, and pushed away the Clippers with a huge fourth-quarter rush Tuesday night.Pau Gasol, who finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds in 24 minutes. "Not completely surprised. I'm just proud and happy about the win."
The Lakers made 14 of 29 three-point attempts (48.3%), the Clippers only eight of 21 (38.1%).
"Our confidence and our belief in each other, we didn't waver at all," Jordan Farmar said. "We competed and it's a good sign to start off with."
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