Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Chris Paul had a double-double and Jamal
Crawford dropped in 24 points off the bench as the Los Angeles Clippers earned
homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 112-108 victory
over the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena.
Crawford connected on 6-of-8 shots from beyond the arc in the contest and Paul
had a team-high 25 points and 11 assists for the Clippers (56-26) who as the
fourth seed in the Western Conference will take on the fifth-seed Memphis
Grizzlies in the first round.
Chauncey Billups added 17 points, Matt Barnes had 12 off the bench and Caron
Butler chipped in 11 points while DeAndre Jordan pulled in 10 rebounds.
DeMarcus Cousins closed the regular season well with 36 points and a career-
high 22 rebounds for the Kings (28-54), who might have been playing their
last game in Sacramento. On Wednesday the NBA Board of Governors met to begin
discussions on the proposed sale and relocation of the Kings by a Seattle
Marcus Thornton hit five shots from beyond the arc and finished with 21 points
as well for the Kings while Isaiah Thomas had a double-double (15 points, 10
assists) and Travis Outlaw dropped in a season-high 17 points off the bench.
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