Clippers, aiming for NBA PO direct, hold Portland and win 2 in a row… Stay 5th in the West

The Los Angeles Clippers caught the Portland Trail Blazers and raised their hopes of going directly to the playoffs (PO).

The Clippers won 136-125 in the 2022-23 season NBA regular league home game against Portland held at the Arena in Los Angeles, California on the 9th (hereinafter Korean time).

The Clippers, who succeeded in winning two league victories in a row, kept their 5th place in the Western Conference (43-38) with one game left in the regular league.

On this day, Kawhi Leonard led the attack with 27 points and 8 rebounds, and Norman Powell (23 points), Russell Westbrook (20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists), and Ivica Jubatz (14 points and 10 rebounds) also contributed.

Currently, the Clippers do not have a win against the 6th place Golden State Warriors (43-38) and are slightly ahead of the 7th place LA Lakers and 8th place New Orleans Pelicans (42-39) by one game.

In the NBA PO, the top 6 teams by district go directly, and the 7th to 10th place teams must play a play-in tournament in the format of a wild card match. With this victory, the Clippers left the possibility of direct PO.

If the Clippers win their last game against the Phoenix Suns on the 10th, they can keep their fifth spot in the West. 카지노사이트

Portland, whose PO had already collapsed, remained in 13th place in the West (33 wins and 48 losses).

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Timberwolves (41-40), 9th in the West, won a 151-131 away game against the San Antonio Spurs (21-60, 15th in the West).

If the Clippers lost, Minnesota could also try to go directly to PO depending on the remaining game situation, but with the Clippers victory, Minnesota headed to the play-in tournament.

In addition to this, Utah Jazz (37-44), ranked 12th in the West, which failed to advance into the PO, defeated the Denver Nuggets (52-29), ranked 1st in the West, 118-114, which was preparing for the PO.

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