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Los Angeles Lakers End 1st Day of Season in Perfect Way Over Clippers


Matt Burd Story last updated: October 30, 2013 at 9:53 am

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103013-BenchIn what could be one of the biggest upsets of the season the Los Angeles Lakers and their new bench squadron put a favorable beat down on the Los Angeles Clippers, who were supposed to begin a march toward the NBA Finals, or at least the end of the Western Conference, with relative ease over their older arena mates, the Lakers.

But this one didn’t quite go as planned for the Clips.

The feel-good stories go on and on with this newly formed Lakers bench, Jordan Farmar whose first tour of duty with the Lakers came during happier times when they repeated as NBA champions in 2009 and 2010, Xavier Henry who has showed promise in college and was a very hyped recruit but has bounced around in his previous three years before joining the Lakers and Jordan Hill who was electric with 12 points on 6-for-8 from the field and eight rebounds, seven of which were off the offensive glass.

Overall the team shot extremely well from three-point land and might have had some shots go down that normally won’t. But there was one thing that stood out to me the most with this team, besides the athleticism, was that they were genuinely having fun and trying to play as one unit and get each other involved and that is a key to see moving forward.

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