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2020 Schedule
0-1, 5th in Pacific
Beverley earns jump ball, jumps too early (0:28)
LeBron: It's just Game 1 (0:41)
AD 'still learning' how to play with LeBron (0:39)
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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.

Green drops 28 points in Lakers debut (1:20)

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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15hDave 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)

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.

LeBron blocks Shamet, immediately draws charge from Harrell (0:30)

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.

AD dishes to LeBron for one-handed slam (0:16)
LeBron hits nasty fadeaway on Kawhi (0:26)

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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10hBrian 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.

AD arrives for Lakers debut (0:19)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Vogel says when it comes to the first 10-20 games, he will be tinkering with his lineups and rotations. He also makes it clear that he wants to see his defense add physicality and hit opponents to go with the Lakers' length.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Vogel confirms Rajon Rondo (calf) is out against the Clippers.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Kuzma is progressing well in non-contact skeleton work and is getting closer to possible contact work in the next week or so barring any unforeseen.setbacks.

King James arrives for opening night (0:24)
Stephen A.: Lakers should still be favorites over Clippers (1:03)
MVP race is wide open heading into 2019-20 NBA season (1:29)

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.04th
Rebounds Per Game41.04th
Assists Per Game20.04th
Points Allowed112.03rd

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