Chris Paul, D’Angelo Russell
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Lakers vs. Clippers

Chris Paul, D’Angelo Russell
Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell drives past Clippers guard Chris Paul during their Christmas Day matchup in 2015. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers vs. Clippers

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant tries to split the defense of Clippers guards J.J. Redick, left, and Chris Paul during a drive in the second quarter of a game on Dec. 25.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Clippers continue to get closer to Lakers in local television ratings

Lakers guard Lou Williams leaps to try to make a pass over Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and guard J.J. Redick.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Kobe Bryant, J.J Redick

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant makes a pass around Clippers guard J.J. Redick.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers, Clippers meet once again Friday night

Guards Chris Paul of the Clippers and D’Angelo Russell of the Lakers try to track down a loose ball.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers-Clippers

Clippers center DeAndre Jordan fouls Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson in a December game.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Julius Randle, Jamal Crawford

Lakers forward Julius Randle can’t chase down a loose ball in front of Clippers guard Jamal Crawford during the first half.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Luc Mbah a Moute, Kobe Bryant

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant drives around Clippers forward Luc Mbah a Moute during their game Friday.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
DeAndre Jordan, Roy Hibbert

Clippers center DeAndre Jordan is fouled by Lakers center Roy Hibbert while trying to score on Friday.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Blake Griffin’s quadriceps injury is improving but a return to Clippers could be weeks away

Clippers forward Blake Griffin makes a pass over Lakers guards Kobe Bryant and D’Angelo Russell during the first half on Dec. 25.

 (Chris Carlson / Associated Press)
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