Posted April 17, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Denver Nuggets' most recent victory helped the Los Angeles Clippers clinch their first playoff berth in six years. It also moved them closer to securing a postseason spot of their own. Denver seeks its fifth win in six games Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center, but Los Angeles will be looking for a fifth consecutive victory and a third in four tries against the Nuggets this season. Thanks to the Nuggets' 105-102 victory at Houston on Monday, the Clippers (38-23) had locked up their first playoff berth since 2006 before defeating Oklahoma City 92-77 later in the night. Blake Griffin scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Los Angeles, which has loftier goals than simply qualifying for the postseason. "It is something that we're happy about, but by no means is that all we want," Griffin said. "That was one of our goals coming in, but it goes farther than that." Chris Paul, acquired from New Orleans in December to help turn around a franchise that has won a single playof...
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