Although they've clinched their first division title and set franchise records for victories, the Los Angeles Clippers still have plenty to play for during the final week of the regular season.
The Clippers resume their chase for home-court advantage in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs when they visit the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night.
Los Angeles (52-26) added to its lengthy list of accomplishments Wednesday when it cruised past Minnesota 111-95 for its third straight win and franchise-best 31st home victory.
While they're guaranteed a top-four seed in the West as the Pacific Division champs, the Clippers moved to within one game of fifth-seeded Memphis for home-court advantage in the first round.
"We're starting to get our sense of urgency back and it's starting to show," said reserve Matt Barnes, who scored 14 points Wednesday.
Los Angeles - 21-17 on the road - plays three of its final four games away from home, including a key contest at Memphis on S...