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Clips top Lakers in chippy affair

Updated: January 15, 2012, 3:11 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Some media outlets referred to the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday as "Battle: L.A." and the game lived up to the nickname.

In what's becoming a common occurrence when these two teams meet, the play was physical and chippy, with five technical fouls being assessed -- four on the Lakers and one on the Clippers.

Lakers coach Mike Brown was the first to be T'd up after he had to be held back by assistant coaches John Kuester ...

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