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Tyronn Lue Said Clippers Didn't Focus On The Lakers Ahead Of Friday Night Game: "We Didn't Even Prepare For Them. We Just Worked On Ourselves."

Tyronn Lue Said Clippers Didn't Focus On The Lakers Ahead Of Friday Night Game: "We Didn't Even Prepare For Them. We Just Worked On Ourselves."

The Los Angeles Clippers once again beat the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night, bringing their record to 31-31 while hurting the Lakers, who are now five games below the .500 mark. 

The Purple and Gold keep struggling and this game showed that they didn't make big changes during the All-Star break. They looked like the same team, having difficulties making decisions, not playing like a well-oiled machine, and pretty much just waiting for what LeBron James can do on the court. 

Not even the Clippers were worried about it, as their head coach revealed. Tyronn Lue dismissed the Lakers' level after the game, explaining that his team didn't even prepare for the 17-time NBA champion; they just worked on themselves. 

“We didn’t even prepare for them,” he said. “We just basically worked on ourselves, our small-ball lineup, the things we needed to get better at. It’s not about the Lakers, it’s about us going forward, getting better every game.”

Terance Mann confirmed those words, explaining that the team only focused on themselves and see what they could do against their city rivals. When asked if they at least got ready for LeBron James, Mann's response was clear:

"We didn't talk about that."

Even though they don't have their two best players right now, the Clippers have kept a good level. They're the last team with a .500+ record in the West, which says a lot about the type of coach Lue is and the kind of players he has on the roster. 

Once they get Kawhi Leonard and Paul George back, the Clips will be a menace for the rest of the conference. They already are a nightmare for the Lakers, showing no fear against the team that dominated them for many years.