They will be meeting in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs for the second consecutive season.
And if this seven-game series that starts Saturday at Staples Center is anything like last year's, it will be another epic playoff between two teams that have a healthy dislike for each other.
The Clippers won last year's series in historic fashion, taking Game 7 in Memphis against all odds. In the NBA playoffs, visiting teams had won just 19.5% of Game 7s before the Clippers won.
In the teams' playoff opener last season, the Clippers were down 27 points at one point, and they trailed by 21 at the end of the third quarter. But they tied the NBA playoff record for the largest deficit overcome in the fourth quarter, winning Game 1, 99-98.