Posted April 13, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers are both playing well as the season draws to a close - and they both have eyes on the same playoff spot. With a week until the postseason begins, Memphis hosts Los Angeles on Saturday night in a crucial matchup between teams jockeying for home-court advantage in the first round. The Grizzlies (54-25) are currently tied with the Nuggets for third place in the West, though Denver holds the head-to-head tiebreaker. The Clippers are right behind them at 53-26, but as a division champion they can't be seeded lower than fourth - though they'd still need a better record than the No. 5 seed to have home-court in that scenario. Memphis has won seven of eight overall and 13 straight at home, and a victory Saturday would pull it within one game of matching the franchise record for consecutive home wins, a 15-game run bridging last season with this one. They've made their mark all season long with defense, leading the league by allowing 89.4 po...
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