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This Week from the Clippers, Lakers, and Kings

February 11, 2021
Source: Meg Oliphant/Getty Images
Source: Meg Oliphant/Getty Images

๐Ÿ€Clippers: Despite a slow start last night, the Clippers got back on track with a 119โ€“112 victory over the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves. Kawhi Leonard and Lou Williams both scored season-highs to power the Clips. This is teamwork.

  • The Clips are slowly getting healthier. Patrick Beverley was back in the lineup after missing eight games with knee soreness and now weโ€™re just waiting for Paul George to return. Fingers crossed.
  • Usually weโ€™re not about giving love to the competition, but it was so good to see Karl-Anthony Towns return to the hardwood. He sadly lost several family members to COVID-19 and missed 13 games himself after testing positive for the virus. Sending our best, KAT.

Lakers: The Clips arenโ€™t the only ones plagued by slow starts. The Lakers โ€” still without Anthony Davis โ€” escaped yesterday to notch back-to-back wins over the Oklahoma City Thunder. But going to overtime again? Our hearts canโ€™t handle it. 

  • Zooming out: the Lakers and Clippers still sit second and third in the Western Conference standings, respectively. But coming behind the Utah Jazz? Not okay.

๐Ÿ’Kings: Although the Kings lost in a shootout against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday, their sweet โ€™fits were a win. In honor of Black History Month, the Kings wore warm up jerseys emblazoned with the name of their scout, Blake Bolden. Bolden became the first Black female NHL scout and was the first Black NWHL player. An icon.