The Los Angeles Clippers are getting their second shot at becoming the first team in franchise history to reach 50 wins.
A meeting with the Houston Rockets could be just what they need.
The Clippers look to set a team record for victories and move closer to their first division title by beating the Rockets for the sixth straight time Saturday night.
Los Angeles (49-24) has already clinched a second straight trip to the playoffs for the first time since 1991-92 and 92-93, and the team should get there with two first-time accomplishments.
The Clippers tied the 1974-75 team record for wins in a season by beating New Orleans 105-91 on Wednesday. They also lead the Pacific Division by eight games over second-place Golden State, which holds the head-to-head tiebreaker with nine contests left in the regular season.
Los Angeles shouldn't have any trouble claiming the division crown along with win No. 50, but the team fell short in its first attempt at the record Friday. The Clippers lo...