TUNE-IN: Billy Crystal joins Prime Ticket telecast as Clippers host Lakers in LeBron’s return! (7p, Prime Ticket)

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Tonight is THE night!

Veteran actor and longtime Los Angeles Clippers fan Billy Crystal will take a seat next to the legendary Ralph Lawler during Thursday night’s broadcast of the Clippers vs. Lakers.

It should be a night to remember for Clippers fans.

Our coverage tips off at 7p on Prime Ticket and the FOX Sports App.

The Clippers, at 28-23 on the season, are holding the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference standings, two games ahead of the Lakers, but coach Doc Rivers said his team needs to arrive with a better mindset than it showed against the Hawks during Monday’s loss.

“I thought we showed up and just thought we were going to win,” Rivers said. “I just go back to what I said at the beginning of the year. We’re just not good enough to do that.”

Lakers star LeBron James is set to return Thursday night after missing the last 17 games with a strained groin. James has been practicing since last weekend.

 

— Field Level Media contributed to this report