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Coaches downplay Lakers-Clippers rivalry
Coaches downplay Lakers-Clippers rivalry

The Clippers are not living up to their hype. Considered one of the teams capable of winning the NBA championship, the Clippers have yet to look like one of the contenders in their first two games. Blake Griffin was the best player on the court for the team, scoring 39 points. The Lakers had lost their first two games by an average of 19 points, and yet they were taking it to the Clippers. In their regular-season opener Thursday night at Staples Center, the Clippers struggled to hold off an Oklahoma City Thunder team that had seven players out with injuries, winning by three points in the final seconds. What rivalry? In their own way, both coaches tried to downplay Friday...

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