The Clippers have already won a franchise record 54 games, but amazingly they have not yet secured home court advantage in the first round. Two more wins will do it, beginning with the Blazers tonight.
The Clippers need two more wins to be assured of opening the playoffs at home. The Blazers will be missing at least one and as many as three starters. If the Clippers can avoid a letdown, they should get one step closer to their goal.