The LA Clippers have not had an easy path this season. The Clippers lost Kawhi Leonard during the playoffs last year to an ACL injury, and Paul George got injured midway through the NBA season. Despite this, they have been playing pretty well, and winning games through sheer grit and determination.
Recently, the LA Clippers were able to complete the second-biggest NBA comeback since 1996 against the Washington Wizards. And last night, they were able to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers, who had two superstars in Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook.
The Clippers defeating the Lakers meant extending their good run of form against the Lakers. In fact, the LA Clippers have defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 30 times in their last 37 games together. This just goes to show how dominant the Clippers have been over the Lakers in recent years.
The Clippers defeated the Lakers in all their games last season, completing a season sweep against them. In fact, the last time the Lakers defeated the Clippers was in 2020 when they played the opening game of the NBA bubble. The Lakers were able to win the NBA championship the season.
The Clippers have defeated the Lakers 6 games in a row, and haven't been able to win a game in almost 2 years now. The Lakers and Clippers will play again two more times this season, and they will have an opportunity to put this losing streak to an end. And if Ty Lue is to be believed, Kawhi Leonard will not be available for the Clippers in their next games.
Frank Vogel recently spoke about the Lakers' form, saying that when their team figures it out, it will be dangerous for the rest of the NBA. Perhaps the Lakers will be able to play better in their next two games and finally get a measure of revenge over the Clippers.