The playoffs open Saturday in STAPLES Center when the big bad blue bears come to town.
It was neither easy nor particularly pretty, but the Clippers finally defeated the Kings to secure home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. They'll open the postseason Saturday against Memphis in STAPLES Center.
After 81 games, the Clippers postseason fate has still not been decided. Tonight's game in Sacramento will be the difference between starting the postseason in L.A. or Memphis.
On the final night of the NBA season, the East is pretty much settled, but positions three through nine in the West are still up in the air.
Amazingly on the final day of the season, there's still much to be decided. Though a lot of different things can happen, it's pretty simple for the Clippers -- they need to beat the Kings.
It wasn't pretty, but the Clippers easily took care of business against the shorthanded Blazers and stayed on track to open the playoffs at home.