Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers
The Los Angeles Lakers have conceded LA bragging rights to the Clippers this season. Although Kobe Bryant is playing inspired ball the rest of the team seems lost in the D'Antoni system. Once considered to be a championship contender it looks like the Lakers will struggle to make the playoffs.
Conversely the Clippers are by far the deepest team in the NBA. Their bench has more talent than the starting line up of Washington, Charlotte, Sacramento, or New Orleans. That doesn't mean they can get to the Western conference finals, but it sure makes for a dominant regular season team. Steve Nash will need a big game if the Lakers have any chance of winning.