The (40-19) Lakers host the (21-37) Clippers in game three of the Hallway series between the co-tenants of the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles.
Kobe Bryant and Blake Griffin had the opportunity to talk, get to know each other over the summer. I have a feeling that Lamar Odom and Ron Artest feel a little differently. Let us not forget that in the last meeting, won by the Clippers 99-92, there was a heated confrontation.
After the dust up the officials ran Ron Artest, Baron Davis, Blake Griffin and Lamar Odom. The combination of Griffin and Gordon had a big hand in beating the Lakers on 1/16, but Gordon will not be in the lineup tonight. Granted the Clippers by virtue of a trade will have a completely different backcourt tonight.