The Lakers and the Clippers tip off tonight. The Lakers and the Clippers are coming off wins in their last game. Both teams would like to go into All-Star Game with round three of this epic hometown saga. Everyone knows the Lakers possess championships while the Clippers are seeking their first, but this season, the story has taken wings of change in Clipper land.
Will we see the new Lakers’ team that was built for another championship, or at least the one who has shown glimpses of their potential on occasion? The Lakers appear to be accepting the fact that they are still working on chemistry. They are making a few runs in games, showing some brilliance, yet losing tonight to the Clippers would be . . . or will they flip the switch and play for the win?