Clippers look to close gap on Lakers

L.A.'s other team, helped by recent infusion of talent, is competitive with the champs

Updated: March 26, 2011, 12:11 AM ET
By Pedro Moura | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- For years, it has been the Los Angeles Clippers' M.O.: Overachieve against the Lakers, underachieve against the rest of the league.

That's how it was last season, when the Clippers went 2-2 against their Staples Center mates and 27-51 against the rest of the NBA.

And that's how it has been this season, really, the Clippers going toe-to-toe with the Lakers in three matchups so far. The first game resulted in a one-point Lakers win, the second a seven-point Clippers win ...

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