Where: Staples Center.
On the air: TV: FS West, Channel 9. Radio: 710, 980, 1330.
Records: Lakers 56-24, Clippers 28-53.
Series: Lakers, 2-1.
Update: They started the regular season playing each other Oct. 27 in a Clippers "home" game, with the Lakers winning, 99-92; and the Clippers never reached the .500 mark. The Clippers' season highlight was probably Jan. 6, when they beat the Lakers, 102-91, but a lowlight came a week later when the Lakers thumped them, 126-86. Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum won't play for the Lakers. Baron Davis (sprained right wrist) and Drew Gooden (sore right knee) will miss tonight's finale, and Eric Gordon (viral infection) is questionable.
-- Barry Stavro