Clippers head to Portland with chance at No. 2 seed
The Clippers lead the NBA with 108.0 ppg and are 36-12 since Jan. 1.
Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) -
The Los Angeles Clippers have a shot at the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference when they visit the Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday in the regular season finale for both teams.
The Clippers need a win in the Rose City coupled by an Oklahoma City Thunder loss to the Detroit Pistons to move up to the second spot in the West. The Clippers already locked up the No. 3 seed.
Los Angeles set a franchise record for wins with Tuesday's 117-105 victory over the Denver Nuggets and was led by Blake Griffin's 24 points. Chris Paul ended with 21 points and 10 assists, J.J. Redick added 18 points and DeAndre Jordan finished with 13 points and 16 rebounds for the Clippers, who posted their 57th win of the season, shot 53 percent and scored 100-plus points for the ninth straight game.
Coaches headed to the unemployment line
By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Wednesday will mark the end of the NBA regular season and thus the end of some head-coaching tenures.
It's as inevitable as the sunrise and in some cases truly warranted. We could debate the merits of firing these men, but let's deal in realities. There are going to be vacancies, so let's take a look at those who are definitely gone, and those who should check the caller ID before answering the phone on Thursday.