There were two successful reclamations displayed at Staples Center, and while the Lakers’ five-game winning streak is noteworthy, the Clippers’ 14-game run is historic. The Lakers had stalled coming off the line and needed to be jump-started. Ultimately the first two months of this season will be a mere blip in their banner-laden archives. The Clippers over the years were a wayward satellite that threatened to spin out of Earth orbit if they weren’t reeled back in. This is the result of a major, multi-year endeavor...
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