The Los Angeles Lakers have started out the second half with a pair of home wins and are closing in on the Los Angeles Clippers in the race for the Pacific Division. The crosstown rivals, who play once more this season, are in a tight race in the Pacific, with the Clippers merely percentage points ahead.
|NBA Pacific Division Standings|
|Team||Record||Pct||GB||Last Week||Next Week|
||21-13||.618||---||1-2||at Hou, at Min, at NJ, at SA, GS|
|LA Lakers||22-14||.611||---||2-0||Mia, at Det, at Was, at Min, Bos|
|Phoenix||16-20||.444||6||2-0||Sac, at OKC, Dal, Mem|
|Golden State||14-19||.424||6½||1-2||at Tor, at Was, Mem, Dal, at LAC|
|Sacramento||12-24||.333||10||1-2||at Pho, at Den, NO, Dal, Atl|
|Through games of March 3
The Lakers and Clippers play on April 4 at Staples Center, with the Clippers designated as the home team in that battle.
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