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Preview: Lakers vs. Clippers
Preview: Lakers vs. Clippers

The Lakers (0-2) play their third game in four nights on Friday, hosting the Clippers (1-0) at Staples Center. The Clippers opened the season on Thursday, defeating a short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder squad, 93-90. In losses to the Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns, the Lakers have been outscored by 19 points a game. Injuries have played a significant role early in the season, with Nick Young (thumb), Julius Randle (broken leg), Steve Nash (back), Ryan Kelly (hamstring) and Wayne Ellington (concussion) missing time. Ellington is healthy, but the Lakers are seriously lacking firepower -- especially on the second unit. The Clippers are whole, minus Glen Davis who is out with a groin...

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