The Los Angeles Clippers have been tasked with winning an NBA title at the end of the 2013-2014 schedule while the Los Angeles Lakers and their fans have to accept that they are no longer the top dog in the city. One team aims for greatness and another starts to rebuild tonight when we watch Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers online live stream free NBA on TNT basketball game by following the links found below.
Many expected the Clippers to advance to the NBA Finals last year after the Thunder lost Michael Westbrook to injury in the playoffs. Instead, the Clippers were bounced in the first round by the Grizzlies and left to ponder what might have been. What was for certain is that some changes had to be made around Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, and that’s exactly what happened in Los Angeles during the offseason.
The first Clippers radical change came when coach Vinny Del Negro was fired. His replacement was as unexpected as unusual in how it came about. Rather than pick up an available new head coach, the Clippers acquired Doc Rivers from the Celtics in exchange for a future first-round draft pick. Rivers is no stranger to taking great players and creating a winning attitude as he did with the big three in Boston, and now looks to apply that same practice to the Clippers squad.
With Eric Bledsoe dealt to the Suns, Paul and Griffin now find themselves surrounded by a bevy of new three-point threats. Newcomers J.J. Redick, Jared Dudley and Byron Mullens can all can a three when called upon and should open up the floor for not only Paul to dribble penetrate and dish to the open shooter, but for Griffin to have more success inside where he flourishes playing above the rim. If, and that’s a big if Griffin and Paul can remain healthy, the Clippers have the pieces in place to make a run not only to the NBA Finals when we watch TNT online free streaming this year, but to hoisting a championship banner this time next year.
The Lakers enter tonight’s season opener with more question marks on their roster than answers. Dwight Howard departed during the offseason for the Rockets and with him took the only inside defensive presence the Lakers had. Now they are extremely vulnerable on the inside, which should light up Griffin’s eyes tonight as he looks to attack the soft interior defense lead by Paul Gasol.
Kobe Bryant is still recovering from his injury dating back to last season and there’s no firm date set for his return. With their leader out indefinitely, the Lakers will be counting on veterans Gasol and aging point guard Steve Nash to lead a squad of youngsters and journeymen back into the playoffs. At age 39, Steve Nash is older than any other player in the league, and the odds of him playing the entire season when we watch Lakers vs Clippers online free live streaming without sitting out numerous games due to injury or wear and tear are slim to none.
The new Lakers that fans will be introduced to tonight include Wesley Johnson, Jordan Farmar, Shawne Williams and Nick Young. These free agents will all get an opportunity to play extended minutes in their new home and have a chance to prove themselves and increase their role as the season wears on. There’s potential in each of these players, but also a chance they’ll be a complete bust and the Lakers will fall flat not long into the new season.
Tonight’s NBA back end of the double-header between the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers will tip off at 10L30pm EST / 7:30pm PST and be found on TV on TNT. It might also appear on TBS if the earlier game televised on TNT and available via online streaming between the Heat and Bulls runs late. Be sure to check your local listings for what channel number TNT is in your cable or satellite package.
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There’s no reason this game should be close as a solid Clippers squad takes on a stitched together Lakers roster missing its main piece. Chris Paul will run circles around Nash and Jared Dudley should go crazy from outside in a double-digit Clippers victory on TNT.