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Lakers vs. Clippers score, results: Paul George, Kawhi Leonard power Clippers to Opening Night win

The Clippers weren’t curious about letting the Lakers’ championship celebration lengthen past their ring ceremony.

Paul George (33 factors, 13-of-18 taking pictures) and Kawhi Leonard (26 factors) guided the Clippers to a 116-109 victory over the Lakers within the second sport of the NBA’s Opening Night time doubleheader. The Clippers noticed their 22-point lead dwindle to simply two earlier than halftime, however George’s regular scoring within the second half ensured they’d begin the brand new season 1-0.

“I simply allowed the sport to return to me. I believed I put a whole lot of simply stress on myself to attain (within the first half),” George stated throughout his postgame interview on TNT. “I obtained into an excellent rhythm of creating performs for the workforce. That is how I play. That is how I catch hearth. I let the sport come to me. I took the photographs after they have been out there. I did not press for photographs. I believed that was the largest factor. I did not press for photographs.”

Lakers stars LeBron James (22 factors, 5 assists, 5 rebounds) and Anthony Davis (18 factors, seven rebounds) every performed fewer than 32 minutes within the loss. Former Clippers ahead Montrezl Harrell totaled 17 factors, 10 rebounds and three assists in his Lakers debut.

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Lakers vs. Clippers rating

  Q1 Q2 Q3 This fall Rating
Lakers 19 35 24 31 109
Clippers 39 17 33 27 116

Lakers vs. Clippers reside updates, highlights

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Last: Clippers 116, Lakers 109

12:35 a.m. — The Clippers take Spherical 1 within the battle for Los Angeles. We cannot see these groups face off once more till the second half of the NBA schedule is launched.

12:25 a.m. — Paul George is ON FIRE. He is as much as 31 factors on 12-of-17 taking pictures.

12:20 a.m. — Excellent news: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is again on the ground. He took a tough hit on a display screen by Ivica Zubac, however he’s not limping.

12:15 a.m. — Uh oh. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is limping again to the bench. He seems to be grabbing his decrease left leg.

12:10 a.m. — That basic LeBron James spin transfer is a factor of magnificence.

Finish of third quarter: Clippers 89, Lakers 78

12 a.m. — Paul George rattles off 10 straight factors and pushes the Clippers’ result in 11 forward of the ultimate body. George and Kawhi Leonard every have 22 factors.

11:50 p.m. — If Patrick Beverley is telling you to problem the decision, you in all probability should not problem that decision.

11:40 p.m. — A tough debut for Lakers heart Marc Gasol, who has not taken a shot in 12 minutes of motion. He leaves the sport after selecting up his fifth foul.

11:35 p.m. — Insert compulsory 12 months 18 remark.

Halftime: Clippers 56, Lakers 54

11:15 p.m. — Nicely, that 20-point cushion disappeared in a rush. (Go forward. Make your Clippers jokes).

11 p.m. — Kawhi Leonard is aware of the circle button.

10:55 p.m. — Hey, there’s some offense! Kentavious Caldwell-Pope caps off a 10-0 Lakers run with a 3-pointer, forcing Clippers coach Tyronn Lue to name a timeout.

10:50 p.m. — Each groups have been a bit of sloppy with the ball to date. The Lakers and Clippers have mixed for 20 turnovers, and there are nonetheless six minutes remaining within the first half.

Finish of first quarter: Clippers 39, Lakers 19

10:35 p.m. — The Clippers are cooking a torpid Lakers protection. They shot 70 % from the sector and 50 % from 3-point vary within the first quarter.

10:25 p.m. — A scorching begin for Serge Ibaka. The Clippers large man has hit three of his first 4 subject purpose makes an attempt and leads all scorers with eight factors.

10:15 p.m. — Anthony Davis … nonetheless good at basketball.

10:10 p.m. — And right here we go. Clippers guard Patrick Beverley scores the primary bucket of the sport.

9:45 p.m. — The Lakers get their 2020 NBA championship rings. Take a look at the dimensions of that unhealthy boy.

9:20 p.m. — Talking of starters, here is Tyronn Lue’s Opening Night time lineup.

9:10 p.m. — Dennis Schroder needed to be the Lakers’ start line guard. Frank Vogel granted his want.

NBA schedule 2020

Tuesday, Dec. 22

Sport Time (ET) Nationwide TV
Warriors vs. Nets 7 p.m. TNT
Clippers vs. Lakers 10 p.m. TNT

Wednesday, Dec. 23

Sport Time (ET) Nationwide TV
Hornets vs. Cavaliers 7 p.m.
Knicks vs. Pacers 7 p.m.
Warmth vs. Magic 7 p.m.
Wizards vs. 76ers 7 p.m.
Bucks vs. Celtics 7:30 p.m. TNT
Pelicans vs. Raptors 7:30 p.m.
Hawks vs. Bulls 8 p.m.
Thunder vs. Rockets 8 p.m.
Spurs vs. Grizzlies 8 p.m.
Pistons vs. Timberwolves 8 p.m.
Kings vs. Nuggets 9 p.m.
Jazz vs. Path Blazers 10 p.m.
Mavericks vs. Suns 10:30 p.m. ESPN

Friday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day)

Sport Time (ET) Nationwide TV
Pelicans vs. Warmth Midday ESPN
Warriors vs. Bucks 2:30 p.m. ABC
Nets vs. Celtics 5 p.m. ABC
Mavericks vs. Lakers 8 p.m. ABC/ESPN
Clippers vs. Nuggets 10:30 p.m. ABC

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