Dana Lane's LA CLIPPERS vs. LA LAKERS 'GET-OUT GAME' WINNER
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Los Angeles Clippers (44-20) at Los Angeles Lakers (49-14)
Chemistry is an overlooked aspect of basketball, with Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley out, the Lakers depth will be tested, something you worry about when teams are getting back to playing shape.
So much is made of Lebron James but the Clippers made moves to win a title too with the addition of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. They were only on the court for 32 games this year but there was little doubt that they were a championship caliber team together. In addition, the Clips were stronger on the defensive end as well, leading to a +11.6 per 100 possessions. They owned the paint allowing them to get to the charity stripe on a consistent basis.
Take the Clippers who will hold James to under 25, leading to their cover.