Clippers-Lakers: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Hallway Series Is Back

January 7th, 2010 by Jo-Ryan Salazar Leave a reply »
It took 10 games. Count 'em, 10 games.

But make no mistake about it.

After more than two seasons of one-sided dominance, the Hallway Series—the rivalry between the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers—is back.

Can you believe it?

With the Clippers faithful mocking their well-known Jack In The Box tacos promotion, the fires that fuel this battle of Los Angeles were stoked. Mike Dunleavy's Clippers pulled off a 102-91 victory over Phil Jackson's Lakers Wednesday evening at the Staples Center.

This is a victory that will be remembered by fans who don the red and blue of a club that has been regarded for so long as the have-nots of professional basketball in the City of Angels. The victory snaps a nine-game winning streak by the Lakers over the Clippers. Their last win was a 118-110 victory on Apr. 12, 2007.

Not very often do you see the Clippers out-shoot the Lakers. Wednesday night, Baron Davis and company did just that, out-performing Kobe Bryant and the purple and gold crew, 46 percent to 38.4 percent.

Davis had 25 points to lead all scorers for the Clippers, while Bryant led a ...

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