The Los Angeles Clippers haven’t helped the Los Angeles Lakers‘ intentions of avoiding the Play-In and going straight to the Playoffs.
In reality, it’s L.A.’s ‘poor brother’ that has a foot and a half within the postseason with out going by means of the toughness of the preliminary section.
The Clippers bought the job finished towards the Portland Path Blazers, 136-125, in a sport by which they trailed till halftime, however a 45-26 run within the third quarter righted the house facet’s ship.
With their win, the Clippers now stand at 43-38, the identical file because the Warriors and one win forward of the New Orleans Pelicans and Lakers. The Clippers overtake their neighbours in a theoretical tie-breaker, however not the New Orleans group, in order that they nonetheless have work to do to carry on to their present sixth place. They’ve one sport left, this Sunday, towards the Suns in Phoenix.
Towards the Blazers, the most effective participant was Kawhi Leonard with 27 factors and eight rebounds. Westbrook had 20 factors and Zubac contributed 14 factors and 10 rebounds. Coming off the bench, Powell scored 23 factors.
For the ultimate day, the rely when it comes to ties between the groups concerned is that this: If the Lakers, Warriors and Clippers end tied, the ultimate order can be: Clippers, Lakers and Warriors.
If the tie is between Clippers, Warriors and Pelicans, then the standings can be Pelicans, Warriors and Clippers.
And in an unlikely quadruple tie situation between Clippers, Warriors, Lakers and Pelicans, the ultimate order can be Pelicans, Clippers, Lakers and Warriors.