Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/9/12

LOUISVILLE, KY - JANUARY 5: Kyle Lowry #1 of the Villanova Wildcats shoots the ball against Juan Palacios #3 of the Louisville Cardinals on January 5, 2006 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. Villanova won the game 76-67. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES -- Two scenes from two NBA locker rooms told the entire stories of franchises going in opposite directions this season. The first: Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, the ice on his knees only slightly colder than the expression on his morose face, fending off questions from an expectant media, arms crossed, eyes glazed, shoulders slumped. The second: Los Angeles Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro, entering a locker room that is tantamount to a day-care center and exclaiming, "Could there be more kids in here?" as the prodigies of NBA stars bounced off the walls, the atmosphere energetic, youthful, vibrant. And while it may have taken a bit longer than expected, the two teams going in opposite directions finally separated themselves late in Sunday's game. Predictably, it was the scorching Clippers who pulled away from the slumping Raptors late in the fourth quarter of their 102-83 win at Staples Center. Los Angeles blitzed Toronto with a 21-4 run to close the game. T...
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