The Lakers and Clippers will play Wednesday in their third and final regular-season game.
Andrew Bynum said it feels as though it's a playoff game.
Said Kobe Bryant: "As far as the standings go, you know, it's a big game."
The Lakers have a slim 1½-game lead over the Clippers for third place in the Western Conference. The winner of the game could help determine the Pacific Division champion and playoff seeding in the West.