LOS ANGELES — As the buzzer sounded Friday-Night and Lakers fans booed after having a deflating loss, Clippers forwards Montrezl Harrell increased his hands and motioned for fans to keep the jeers coming.
Subsequent to the Clippers used a 22-0 second-half run to beat the undermanned Lakers 118-107 from the teams’ first regular season encounter, Harrell said that the Clippers wanted to remind people there was another team in LosAngeles form Lakers.
“As they don’t comprehend us as a so-called L.A. team, however we don’t really care about that. But we needy’to all understand we’re the LA Clippers. Meaning Los Angeles Clippers, man. Therefore there’s two teams in L.A.
“Y’all decide to try to forget , just because of everyone in that purple and gold and the history of it. Yeah, I admire that. But that don’t mean . Excuse my French — which n’t mean nothing to me personally. I’m out here and play for the inventors I am on to the ground with. Man. We will make you know who we are.”
The Clippers improved to 2114, putting them in the Western Alliance and continued their start. They thrived by playing physical defense from the Lakers on Friday. Use LeBron James (groin) and Rajon Rondo (finger operation ) watching from the bench, the Clippers turned an 80-73 deficit with 2:13 remaining from the 3rd quarter to some 95-80 lead with 9:45 left in the contest.
Former Laker Lou Williams scored 23 of his 36 points in the second half at hand the Lakers their fifth loss in the last seven matches.
Williams drilled a 3-pointer over Lance Stephenson that gave the Clippers a 112-100 lead, effectively ending any chance of a Lakers come back, and renowned by doing Stephenson’s signature atmosphere guitar.
“I’m sure Lance will not care. He will return to morrow to playing with his guitar. We’re fans of the game. We see games where he is putting it on guys plus he is playing his guitar, and we now get a good laugh from it.”
While Clippers coach Doc Rivers said that the L.A. competition undoubtedly matters to the players because of their closeness and familiarity,” Williams said that there wasn’t any added”focus” for the caliber win to the Clippers.
Harrell echoed Williams’ opinion, but he confessed that the Clippers want to frighten every one there was more in Los Angeles compared to James and the Lakers.
Asked when people could start accepting the Clippers seriously, Harrell said,”Don’t really know, don’t really care, you understand? But we’re going to keep doing what we will need to, to make surey’all note that we’re here.”