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The NBA is returning. One of the most intriguing topics looking ahead is the potential clash of the two Los Angeles sides. Many believe that the Lakers and Clippers will meet in the Western Conference Finals. Sports analyst Chris Broussard says the Clippers are a better team.

He pointed at Kawhi Leonard’s and Paul George’s ability to seal the games by making big plays, something that the Lakers are still working on. Broussard also reminded that the Clippers struggled with injuries this season. The season suspension gave additional time for all players to heal. He expects the Clippers to show their best basketball in playoffs.

“The Clippers are simply a better team. Kawhi Leonard can close games. Paul George can hit big shots. They have the 4th best record in the league & they haven’t been healthy. … You haven’t even seen the best of the Clippers & you’re about to in the playoffs.”

Chris Broussard

The Lakers and Clippers faced off three times this season with the Clippers winning twice. LeBron James & Co won the last game on March 8.