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Even though Chris Paul is a maestro in the halfcourt, the Wake Forest product would be wise to push the tempo in the Clippers' four divisional games against the Lakers.
Age and tired bodies might be one of the only things holding the Lakers back from Pacific Division dominance this season.
Outside of Dwight Howard, the most athletic center in the game, the Lakers' starting lineup is rather old. Other than Superman, the Lakers do not have another starter under the age of 32.
On the other hand, Lob City has some the youngest and most athletic players in the game.
Griffin and Jordan are obvious examples, but the team has two other sub-30 run-and-gunners in Paul and Bledsoe as well.
If the Clippers can get out on the break and push the tempo, then they can avoid having to play around the length of Howard and Gasol in the paint.
LAC needs to use its youth and athletic advantage if Paul and Co. have any chance of hanging with the Lake Show this season.