Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers Game Preview 11/9/2022

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers Game Preview 11/9/2022


Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers Game Preview 11/9/2022


The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers meet for the second time this season tonight from Crypto.com Arena. The Clippers will be the designated home team for the game tonight.

The two teams played a hard fought contest in their first matchup and both squads come in looking for a needed win. The Lakers are currently 2-8 while the Clippers sit at 6-5 on the early season. Both teams have dealt with inconsistent shooting and play and are trying to find different ways to right the wrongs of the new year.

How the Lakers can win: If the Lakers want to win this game, they will simply need to hit their open shots. It has been a struggle for the Lakers this season on offense and going up against a team like the Clippers, who have a ton of wing depth on the roster, won’t be an easy task. The Lakers defense is one of the better units in the league, a complete contrast from their offensive issues. Defense to offense will be the name of the game tonight for this team.

Los Angeles still has LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the roster so the duo will need to have big games in order to secure a victory. If they can play off each other and both have big nights, it could be spell a victory for the Lakers.

How the Clippers can win: Star forward Kawhi Leonard is expected to miss this game due to injury so the Clippers will need another strong showing from his co-star, Paul George. George has been playing well over the last few games as he has seemed to shake off the early season rust. They are going to need him to step up tonight if they want to take down the Lakers.

Additionally, the Clippers need to find ways to hit their shots as well. Surprisingly, they have struggled on offense to open the season so making sure to take advantage of opportunities when given will be key.

Prediction: Clippers 117 Lakers 110

The Clippers will be just a little too much for the Lakers to handle. They have owned this series of late and it continues again tonight. Give me the “home” team to earn a victory.


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