Lakers coach Mike Brown on Clippers: ‘It’s not a rivalry’

Coach Mike Brown doesn’t believe the Lakers can compare to the Clippers at this point.

“I look at it as it’s not a rivalry,” Brown said today. “Right now, they’re ahead of us in terms of what they want to be doing with their team on both ends of the floor and, so for us, we’re still searching. That’s the state of where we are right now.

“We’re a ways away from reaching our potential or being where we want to be at the end of the season. They’re more settled and focused on where they’re heading. If I were them, I would be thinking I would have an edge, too.”

The Clippers won the first Hallway Series game 102-94.