Lakers defeat Clippers: It was LA Lakers vs Clippers on the opening night of the NBA preseason. The Lakers came out on top winning the match 81-87.
Montrezl Harrell (13P, 12R) and Talen Horton-Tucker (19P, 10R) managed a double-double in the first game of their NBA preseason.
As expected, neither of the two stars- LeBron James and Anthony Davis played for the LA Lakers. The Clippers, however, started with both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, who was their highest scorer.
The Lakers led in the first quarter by 3 points. At half-time, the Clippers were leading 46-43. Lakers stepped up their game in the 3rd and 4th quarter, scoring 44 points to reach a total of 87 points.
Paul George led the LA Clippers in highest points as he scored 10 points with 4/9 FG.
For the Lakers, it was Talen Horton-Tucker who scored 19 points with a 6/17 FG. He was also perfect from the line as she shot 6/6 FT.
Luke Kennard had the highest assists (2) for the LA Clippers. He did so by making one turnover in 17 minutes.
For the Lakers, it was Kyle Kuzma who managed 5 assists with a single turnover in 38 minutes.
Ivica Zubac grabbed the board 10 times, 5 of which were offensive rebounds for the Clippers.
New signing Montrezl Harrell had a wonderful game as he managed 12 rebounds, 4 of which were offensive rebounds for the Lakers.
The two teams will face each other again on the opening night of the NBA 2020-21 season.
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Match Details: LA Lakers vs LA Clippers
Time: 08:30 A.M.
Venue: Staples Center
LA Lakers vs LA Clippers Match Preview
Match Preview – LA Clippers
After a shocking departure by the Denver Nuggets in last season’s playoffs, the LA Clippers will be viewing the NBA title this year, with the kind of squad they have.
The LA Clippers have reassessed their roster this offseason. They brought in Luke Kennard and Serge Ibaka in the NBA offseason. They also signed a new deal with power forward Marcus Morris.
However, they did lose the Sixth Man of the Year, Montrezl Harrell to the LA Lakers
Match Preview – LA Lakers
The LA Lakers made some great trades in this NBA offseason. They signed important players like Marc Gasol, Montrezl Harrell, and Dennis Schroeder. But, most importantly, they made new deals with the star duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
Although, both James and Davis are anticipated to sit out of this preseason match as they have had a brief offseason.
The Lakers bench averaged 39.3 points per game during the regular season, which ranked just 11th in the NBA and well behind the Los Angeles Clippers’ league-best 50.3 points from their reserves.
NBA TV coverage
Seven preseason games will be broadcast nationally across ESPN and TNT.
NBA Live streaming: Lakers vs Clippers Live Streaming
Every preseason game will be available live via NBA TV, while the nationally broadcast game will also be available via ESPN’s digital platforms.
LA Lakers possible starting 5:
Alex Caruso, Quinn Cook, Wesley Matthews, Markeiff Morris, and Montrezl Harrell
LA Clippers possible starting 5:
Lou Williams, Patrick Beverly, Paul George, Marcus Morris, and Ivica Zubac