1/4/13 Lakers at Clippers tonight at 730pm Pacific on ESPN

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Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers

1/4/13

 7:30 PM Pacific time / 10:30 PM Eastern Time

Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA

TV:   Local: TWC Sportsnet, TWC Deportes, Prime Ticket 

          National: ESPN

Line: Los Angeles Lakers +4.5

2012-13 Records:

Los Angeles Lakers: 15-16, 11th in the Western Conference

Los Angeles Clippers: 25-8, 2nd in the Western Conference

Record vs. each other (2012-13 season): Clippers 1-0 vs. Lakers.

  • Lakers lost their last meeting against the Clippers on November 2nd, 105-95.
  • The Lakers have won 6 of their last 8 games but are coming off a bad loss at home against the Philadelphia 76ers (103-99).
  • The Clippers had been on fire winning 17 straight games until that streak was snapped at Denver. The Clippers have now lost 2 in a row after losing in Oakland to Golden State, 115-94.
  • Caron Butler missed the Clippers game against Golden State for personal reasons but is expected back in the starting line up tonight against the Lakers.
  • Steve Nash as averaged 12.2 ppg and 9.6 apg since his return from injury.
  • The Lakers have won 5 of their last 7 meetings against the Clippers.

– Fern Rea “@fullcourtfern”