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Thursday, April 5, 2012
Takeaways from the battle of L.A.

By Kevin Arnovitz

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Andrew Bynum and Blake Griffin each made their mark in what could become a rivalry.

Do the Lakers and Clippers share a rivalry? That all depends on where you set the bar. The two teams clearly have some mutual animosity but, as Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said prior to Wednesday's game, it isn't a rivalry yet -- at least not until the Clippers win some meaningful games.

Once Los Angeles absorbed the hype and settled in for the tiebreaker in the city series, there was a whole lot to glean about these two teams: