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Clippers vs. Lakers: preview of Friday night's game

The Clippers have lost two in a row since winning an NBA season-best 17 in a row. The Lakers, who had won five in a row, have lost two of three.

January 04, 2013

Clippers-Lakers

When: 7:30.

Where: Staples Center.

On the air: TV: Prime Ticket, TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes, ESPN; Radio: 980, 1330, 710.

Records: Clippers 25-8, Lakers 15-16.

Series record: 1-0, Clippers.

Update: Both teams looked to have hit their strides during recent winning streaks. The Clippers had an NBA-best 17-game winning streak and the Lakers had a five-game winning streak. But the Clippers have lost two straight and the Lakers have dropped two of three. The Clippers have won 10 consecutive home games, and the Lakers are 5-9 on the road. The Lakers are fifth in the NBA in scoring (102.8 points per game) but are 25th in points allowed (102.6). The Clippers are ninth in scoring (101.4) and give up the fourth-fewest points (92.9).

— Broderick Turner

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