Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Lessons from return win over Clippers

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The Los Angeles Lakers returned to action with a win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Los Angeles Lakers helped welcome back the NBA in the second game of a back to back against their rivals, the Los Angeles Clippers. Was it a happy reunion for Lakers Nation in the Orlando Bubble? Lake Show Life Lessons is back officially for the first time in four months!

It’s official. The Los Angeles Lakers will be the number one seed in the NBA Western Conference playoffs. The only thing the Lakers fans have to worry about is the opponent in the first round. It wasn’t pretty, but this was a total team win for the Lakers as they survived a last-second 3 point miss from Paul George thanks to some outstanding closeout defense by LeBron James.

In the final matchup of the regular season, the Los Angeles Lakers managed to gain a season split beating the Los Angeles Clippers 103-101 in a complete slop fest. This game was about the superstars on both sides, but LeBron James came fashionably late to the party to win the game.

Honestly, it was almost a carbon copy of the opening night contest between these two teams with the only difference is that the Lakers bench made the little plays and hit timely baskets while Anthony Davis carried the scoring load.

Frank Vogel’s rotation patterns was almost as bad as opening night in that didn’t do the Lakers any favors. Sure, rotations are going to irritate some in the first game in almost four months, but when you see Dion Waiters playing well and Kyle Kuzma (More on him later!) has it going offensively, give them more minutes.

The 3 point shot was a mess to all of the Lakers players not named Kyle Kuzma and Anthony Davis. 11-36 for the land of the extra point will not get it. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Alex Caruso, who both need to hit open shots, went 0-5 combined. They need to be better.

Lake Show Life has been critical of the 3 point defense during the scrimmages. In this game, the Lakers gave up 16 shots from 3 point land. It’s the only reason the Clippers kept things close.

But on a day, the world said goodbye to John Lewis, the NBA has committed themselves to try and finish what he helped start years ago with the civil rights movement.

It is a wonderful sight to see both Los Angeles NBA franchises united to continue to speak out for social reform. Lakers Nation and Clipper Nation will always be divided on the court and with their respective fanbases, but as you can see here in this video, we are all part of the NBA family.

Now let’s get to the very first Lake Show Life Lessons for a game that matters since March 10th, 2020. Welcome back Los Angeles Lakers fans, we really missed you.