Suddenly, the magic in Los Angeles appears to have moved across town.
It's been four seasons since the Lakers won an NBA title and two since they've won a Pacific Division title. And after being routed 125-94 Wednesday night by the Los Angeles Clippers, they could lose the city championship for the first time. The series is split at 2-2, and the teams meet one last time in the final regular-season game.
The Clippers have won five straight under new coach Larry Brown, they're tied with Seattle for fifth place in the Pacific, two games behind the Lakers, and Wednesday's win was the Clippers' most lopsided triumph over the Lakers.
All-Star sales set record
NEW YORK _ NBA Properties announced Thursday that record sales of $617,243 were rung up for All-Star game merchandise in Orlando during All-Star weekend. The per capita sale at Orlando Arena was $11.56.