"You could see we just didn't have it offensively and give the Lakers some credit".
"I love it", Harrell said of hearing the boos (via ESPN). "I thought they prepared for us pretty well", Clippers coach Doc Rivers told the Los Angeles Times. "Hopefully it is not a long thing and I can get back on the floor as soon as possible".
After the Clippers used a 22-0 second-half run to beat the undermanned Lakers 118-107 in the teams' first regular-season encounter, Harrell said the Clippers wanted to remind people that there was another team in Los Angeles besides the Lakers. That means Los Angeles Clippers, man. He had surgery to fix ligament damage in his right ring finger and is expected to miss at least a month.
Former Laker Lou Williams scored 23 of his 36 points in the second half to hand the Lakers their fifth loss in the past seven games.
Right now, the Kings' record stands at 18-16 which has them ranked ninth in the Western Conference standings.
Clippers: Williams hit a 3-pointer from just past halfcourt at the halftime buzzer.
Although both LA franchises are still building chemistry after major roster changes in 2018, the Clippers found a groove to get it done in front of the Lakers' jeering home fans. "I'm sure Lance won't care".
They did so as James was boarding a flight back to Los Angeles, after his teammates had headed north to Sacramento for Thursday's game.
"Guys were getting frustrated", Ball said.
While Clippers coach Doc Rivers said the L.A. rivalry certainly matters to the players due to their proximity and familiarity, Williams said there was no added "emphasis" to this quality win for the Clippers.
LeBron James is still one of the most dominant basketball players on the planet, and he's been known to play by his own rules from time to time. This has come after the Clippers started the month 2-7, a disappointing stretch that took them out of first place.