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Los Angeles Clippers: Top 5 Stories of the Week

This week was fun, exciting, stressful, and confusing, all at the same time. Now that the smoke has cleared, here are the top 5 Clippers stories of the week.

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On Monday morning, on The Beast 980, Ralph Lawler joined The Home Team, Jeanne Zelasko and Marcus Johnson, to announce that the Clippers and The Beast 980 had reached a long term partnership, giving the Clippers a flagship station in Los Angeles for years to come. So far, the relationship has worked out for Clippers fans, as The Beast has given them a sports station to listen to that is knowledgeable about the Clippers, and were they don't feel like second class citizens.

The Clippers would win their only 2 games this week, at home versus the Denver Nuggets, and on the road to close out the season against the Phoenix Suns. The Clippers would end the season strong on a 7 game winning streak, while winning 14 of their last 15 games.

With that strong finish, the Clippers were able to move up in the standings, and secure the 3 seed in the playoffs, leading to a first round match-up against the San Antonio Spurs, beginning Sunday, April 19. This series is without a doubt the premier series of the first round, and should be great to watch as a basketball fan. Both teams are entering the playoffs red hot, and it is sad that one of them will have to go home in the first round.

In the final game of the season, against the Suns, Jamal Crawford moved up on NBA all time scoring list, passing 'Pistol' Pete Maravich for the 104th spot. He now sits just 24 points behind former Clipper Kiki Vandeweghe, 50 points behind Rasheed Wallace and Derek Harper, and 178 points behind Andre Miller. When he passes Miller, he will become one of the top 100 scorers in NBA history.

Finally, Ralph Lawler announced that he will return to the broadcast booth for the 2015-16 Clippers season, which will be his 37th with the club. Clippers fans rejoiced, while all the old seat belts were disappointed they will have to wait at least one more season before retirement.