Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James revved up the house crowd with a transition dunk late within the third quarter Thursday evening,

John Wall dragged Staples Middle again into silence.

Wall, who in his earlier basketball life served because the Washington Wizards’ franchise participant for 9 seasons,

performs a decidedly completely different function lately, coming off the bench for a Los Angeles Clippers staff with championship aspirations.

At 32, and with a number of main accidents in his previous, the 2010 No. 1

general decided now not to bear the burden of producing like a star or main a playoff run.

The Clippers have Kawhi Leonard and Paul George for that.

However the ball discovered Wall after James’s thunderous slam

he freed himself for a midrange jumper with a sharply executed crossover and behind-the-back mixture.

When his shot discovered the net, pushing the Clippers’ lead again to double digits, Wall pushed the palms of his fingers toward the ground for emphasis.

The Clippers held on for a 103-97inin of their season opener, beating their crosstown rivals for the eighth straight time.