Los Angeles Lakers: 5 lessons from clinching first postseason berth in 7 years

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For the Los Angeles Lakers, Sunday’s game against the Clippers is more important!

Plays like these are real nice. LeBron James really dominated this game. But if he cares like he seems to be expressing against certain players on national TV, he has to do this stuff against the one guy that is the champ. Kawhi Leonard.

This is a must game for the Lakers. Another loss and it will carry into the postseason. They have to try to make a statement on Sunday when they’ll face off against the LA Clippers for the third time this season. Another loss and media outlets will be throwing this narrative around for the rest of the year, no matter if they win the last game or not.

  • The Clippers beat the Lakers for Kawhi Leonard.
  • The Clippers won on opening night without Paul George.
  • The Clippers won on Christmas Day.
  • The Clippers got the player in Marcus Morris the Lakers wanted at the trade deadline.
  • The Clippers got Reggie Jackson

Get the picture?

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The Los Angeles Lakers are 0-2 against the Clippers so far, but as we saw on Friday, if the defensive intensity is high along with LeBron James accepting Kawhi’s subliminal challenges, the Clippers can be beaten. Just like the Bucks.