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2020 Schedule
1-0, 1st in Pacific
Max: Kawhi has ascended to the best player on Earth (1:36)
Wilmore: Clippers winning the title would be devastating to the Lakers (1:28)
Stephen A.: LeBron didn't look right in Lakers' loss (1:39)
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
9hOhm Youngmisuk

'Intense' Kawhi silences boos, leads Clips to win

Booed by Lakers fans during a pregame speech, Kawhi Leonard let his game do the talking in his Clippers debut, scoring 30 points Tuesday night in a 112-102 win over the Lakers.

Beverley earns jump ball, jumps too early (0:28)
Nichols: Paul George excited about how good Clippers will be when he returns (2:15)
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Why Clippers-Lakers felt bigger than just one game

Round 1 of the battle for Los Angeles went to the Clippers on a night when Kawhi Leonard was booed in his new home, Danny Green gave the Lakers a boost and LeBron James provided some vintage highlights.


Instant reaction to Lakers-Clippers

The Clippers defeated the Lakers on opening night of the 2019-20 season and Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst broke it down from the floor of Staples Center immediately following the game.

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20hDave McMenamin

LeBron, Davis reflect on failed bid to land Kawhi

With a plethora of storylines surrounding a renewed Clippers-Lakers rivalry, it is the Lakers' failed attempt to land Kawhi Leonard during free agency that stands out.

Kawhi, AD, LeBron show out on opening night (1:57)
Wilbon: 'This has gotta be a triumphant evening for the Clippers' (1:26)
Kawhi: 'A lot of emotions' before Clippers debut (1:12)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Doc Rivers said he thought Lakers fans "were loud early" before Clippers fans took over. Rivers thinks both teams being this good is great for the city and he acknowledges that while this is going to be wishful thinking, he hopes Clippers fans show up at Staples when they play against the Lakers in a Lakers home game.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Doc Rivers on Kawhi Leonard's tear when he hit seven straight shots: "He talks with his game."


Patrick Beverley, Clippers G

Clippers Guard Patrick Beverley caught up with Ramona Shelburne after their 112-102 win over the Lakers on Opening Night.


Leonard leads Clippers over LeBron and Lakers 112-102

Kawhi Leonard began a new chapter with the Los Angeles Clippers, scoring 30 points to go with a strong bench effort in a 112-102 victory over LeBron James and the Lakers on Tuesday night in the teams' season opener.

Kawhi flushes dunk with left hand (0:18)
Beverley passes to Patterson for deep 3 (0:22)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

After starting the game 0-for-2 with two turnovers, Kawhi Leonard hit his next five shots and has 13 points in his first 11 minutes to go with two assists.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Doc Rivers opened this game giving Patrick Beverley the first crack at guarding LeBron James. James has gone into the post early against Beverley.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers fans at this Clippers home game began booing from the moment the lights went down for the pregame hype video and then booed the Clippers starting introductions and even when Kawhi Leonard tried to welcome fans with a pregame message.

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15hBrian Windhorst and Dave McMenamin

China doesn't air NBA openers; protests in LA

Chinese state television did not air the NBA's opening night games Tuesday, and the league's streaming partner, Tencent, reduced its schedule and was showing just the Lakers-Clippers game.

Kawhi arrives in his new home (0:21)
Stephen A.: Lakers should still be favorites over Clippers (1:03)

Team Stats

Points Per Game112.03rd
Rebounds Per Game45.03rd
Assists Per Game24.02nd
Points Allowed102.04th

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