The end of the NBA season is neigh, and it may seem like the Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks would want to rest their players in preparation for the playoffs. However, both of these teams still have something to play for.
For the Los Angeles Clippers, that first-ever Pacific Division title is out of their grasp, but they're still playing for home-court advantage in the playoffs. Los Angeles is currently tied with the Memphis Grizzlies for the fourth spot in the Western Conference, but they can clinch that spot with a win tonight.
Meanwhile, the New York Knicks are tied for the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference with the Philadelphia 76ers and hold the tiebreaker for that seed. It seems like the allure of choosing between Chicago and Miami would be useless, leading to the Knicks sitting their players, but they can still improve their place in the standings.
So, with playoff positioning at stake and good old fashioned bragging rights, the Knicks and Clippers are set to clash in a contest of cross-conference foes.
Tip-off is at 8 p.m. ET, so hang here with me for all the play-by-play, analysis and whatever else my brain decides to leak onto my keyboard.
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