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The NBA returns Thursday night with a two-game slate capped by Lakers vs. Clippers, a marquee matchup between arguably the best teams in the Western Conference.

Rather than a Staples Center duel, though, the battle for LA supremacy is taking place near Orlando, where the NBA is holding the rest of its season during the COVID-19 pandemic.

About Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles. The Lakers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Western Conference Pacific Division. The Lakers play their home games at Staples Center, an arena shared with the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in the history of the NBA, and have won 16 NBA championships, the second-most behind the Boston Celtics.
The franchise began with the 1947 purchase of a disbanded team, the Detroit Gems of the National Basketball League (NBL). The new team began playing in Minneapolis, calling themselves the Minneapolis Lakers. Initially a member of the NBL, the Lakers won the 1948 NBL championship before joining the rival Basketball Association of America, where they would win five of the next six championships, led by star George Mikan. After struggling financially in the late 1950s following Mikan’s retirement, they relocated to Los Angeles before the 1960–61 season.
Led by Hall of Famers Elgin Baylor and Jerry West, Los Angeles made the NBA Finals six times in the 1960s, but lost each series to the Celtics, beginning their long and storied rivalry. In 1968, the Lakers acquired four-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Wilt Chamberlain, and won their sixth NBA title—and first in Los Angeles—in 1972, led by new head coach Bill Sharman. After the retirement of West and Chamberlain, the team acquired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who also won multiple MVP awards, but was unable to make the Finals in the late 1970s.
The 1980s Lakers were nicknamed “Showtime” due to their fast break-offense led by Magic Johnson. The team won five championships in a nine-year span, and contained Hall of Famers Johnson, Abdul-Jabbar, and James Worthy, and was led by Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley. After Abdul-Jabbar and Johnson retired, the team struggled in the early 1990s, before acquiring Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant in 1996. With the duo, who were led by another Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson, the team won three consecutive titles between 2000 to 2002, securing the franchise its second “three-peat”. The Lakers won two more championships in 2009 and 2010, but failed to regain their former glory in the following decade.
The Lakers hold the record for NBA’s longest winning streak, 33 straight games, set during the 1971–72 season. Twenty-six Hall of Famers have played for Los Angeles, while four have coached the team. Four Lakers—Abdul-Jabbar, Johnson, O’Neal, and Bryant—have won the NBA MVP Award for a total of eight awards.

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About Clippers
A clipper is a 19th-century fast sailing ship with three masts and a square rig.
Clipper or clippers may also refer to:

While there will be some notable absences — the Clippers are without Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell — stars LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are expected to suit up.

Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Lakers vs. Clippers, the second game from the NBA’s restart bubble Thursday. Follow below for complete results.

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Lakers vs. Clippers score

 
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
Score
Lakers
35
19
22

76
Clippers
23
29
25

77

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Lakers vs. Clippers live updates, highlights from NBA restart

12:07 a.m.: James answers right back by hitting a tough runner in the lane.

12:07 a.m.: GEORGE TIES IT WITH A 3!

12:04 a.m.: The Lakers lead 101-98 with 41.1 seconds left. Clippers ball.

11:59 p.m.: The Lakers still hold a slight edge entering the final two minutes of regulation, but Leonard and George are trying to take over. A George 3 pulls the Clippers within a point of the Lakers.

11:53 p.m.: Leonard sinks a pair of free throws with 3:38 remaining. The Lakers lead 96-92.

11:49 p.m.: Marcus Morris has engaged full-on Knicks mode: No points, two turnovers and four fouls in 16 minutes.

11:42 p.m.: Kuzma is 4 of 7 from deep.

11:38 p.m.: James hits a 3 and the Lakers pull ahead 88-80.

End of third quarter: Clippers 77, Lakers 76

11:24 p.m.: AD is going crazy right now. At 32 points for the game.

11:07 p.m.: The Clippers open up an eight-point lead as Leonard finds Zubac open under the bucket for an easy score.

11:04 p.m.: PG13 has been on point to start the third quarter.

10:54 p.m.: The second half is underway.

Halftime: Lakers 54, Clippers 52

10:36 p.m.: Leonard checks out with one minute left in the half. He’s done well to avoid a third foul here in the second quarter. George, though, now has three fouls.

10:29 p.m.: Patrick Patterson has been Doc Rivers’ go-to stretch big in the second quarter. He hits a 3 to pull the Clippers within four of the Lakers at 50-46.

10:12 p.m.: Still got it.

10:07 p.m.: J.R. Smith has checked in for his Lakers debut.

End of first quarter: Lakers 35, Clippers 23

10:02 p.m.: Leonard had to sit for a long stretch in the first quarter because of foul trouble, which has turned the momentum in the Lakers’ favor.

9:50 p.m.: Joakim Noah is giving the Clippers some good minutes right now against Anthony Davis.

9:37 p.m.: Leonard already has two personal fouls just five minutes into the game.

9:30 p.m.: Neither team is shooting well entering the first TV timeout. It’s 5-3, Lakers.

9:24 p.m.: The Lakers win the opening tip and we’re off.

9:17 p.m.: Like the earlier game, every player on both teams has decided to kneel for the national anthem.

9:14 p.m.: Jazz-Pelicans just ended, so Lakers-Clippers should begin shortly.

What time does the Lakers vs. Clippers game start?

  • Tipoff time: 9:08 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: TNT
  • Live stream: fuboTV

Thursday night’s matchup between the Lakers and Clippers is scheduled for 9 p.m., but tipoff will come closer to 9:08 p.m. because of the time needed for player introductions. TNT is broadcasting the contest on TV, and there are several online streaming options, including fuboTV.

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