The Los Angeles Clippers dominated the Los Angeles Lakers in their home opener and there are three key takeaways to note.
The Los Angeles Clippers took on the Los Angeles Lakers in their 2017-18 NBA season opener and dominated the game from start to finish. Doc Rivers’ team was expected to win the game in dominant fashion and they certainly did not disappoint.
Los Angeles was able to dominate their season opener against the Lakers and won the game by a final score of 108-92.
It was technically a Lakers’ home game, with tons of fans in attendance to see rookie point guard Lonzo Ball’s debut. Unfortunately for Ball and his fans, the Clippers keyed in on shutting him down and he looked uncomfortable all night long. Patrick Beverley started that off with hard-nosed defense and even made a point to take a foul and knock Ball down early on in the game.
Needless to say, this was a solid season opener for the Clippers. It wasn’t a big test for them, but they handled the Lakers how they were supposed to. They also showed that they are still a formidable offense to face, even without Chris Paul now that he has left town to join the Houston Rockets.
All of that being said, what three takeaways are there for the Clippers from their season opener against the Lakers?