The red-hot Los Angeles Clippers host their crosstown rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night in a battle that could help decide the Pacific Division. The two teams open play on Wednesday separated by just a game in the loss column in the season's final month. Here are the relevant details of Wednesday's NBA contest.
Records: Lakers (34-20); Clippers (32-21)
Location: Staples Center, with the Clippers designated as the home team.
Time: 7:30 p.m. PDT
TV: ESPN, KCAL, and Prime Ticket; plenty of choices to watch this game.
Series History: The two clubs have split two games this season, with each team winning on their floor. The Clippers prevailed 102-94 on January 14, and the Lakers returned the favor with a 96-91 triumph on January 25. This is the third and final meeting between these two teams this season, so the winning team would hold the first tirebreaker should they end the season tied. The two teams have split their last 10 meetings with the Clippers as the home team.
Going Streaking: The Clippers have won six straight games for the first time since 1992. Since moving to Los Angeles in 1984, the only longer run was an eight-game winning streak in 1991.
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