ATLANTA As the Kiss Cam made its way around Philips Arena to the strains of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On," it came to a rest along the Clippers' bench.
Looking up, with sheepish smiles, were DeAndre Jordan and Nick Young, two of the more good-humored Clippers. So Jordan wrapped his arm around Young, pulled him close and planted a kiss on top of his head.
It wasn't the only thing they kissed off Tuesday.
The Clippers, with a 109-102 loss to the Hawks, kissed goodbye any chance of catching the Lakers for the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference and a more comfortable path in the playoffs. And if they lose at New York in their regular-season finale Wednesday, they may kiss goodbye to homecourt advantage in their first-round series against Memphis.
It was hard to say that the Clippers didn't get what they deserved here.
That was certainly the viewpoint of Coach Vinny Del Negro, who was seething about an effort that in many ways was lackadaisical.
"From the start, I didn't thi...