LOS ANGELES The Clippers clinched a spot in the NBAs Western Conference playoffs almost three weeks ago, but their march toward the postseason still isnt finished.
In their final four regular-season games, theyre chasing home-court advantage.
It wont come easily.
After beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 111-95 Wednesday night at Staples Center and setting a franchise record with their 31st home victory of the season, the Clippers go on the road for three of their last four games.
Theyve already locked up the No. 4 seed in the conference, but if the Memphis Grizzlies, currently seeded fifth, finish with a better regular-season record, they would hold the home-court edge in a first-round playoff series against the Clippers.
That means every game matters.
Its very important, guard Chris Paul said, but like Ive said all season long, during the regular season you have to build some type of identity on the road because even with home-court advantage you need to win a game on the r...