The Clippers haven't been eliminated and, if fact, may have a very good chance to qualify for the playoffs. Here's my thinking...there are three teams in the bottom Western Conference playoff race (Lakers, Warriors, and Clippers). Out of those teams, which team do you think that neither Dallas or Phoenix would want to face??? It would have to be Golden State, who is peaking at the right time and has everyone healthy going into the postseason. The Lakers and Clippers are seemingly less dangerous than those Warrios. Dallas is 0-2 against them going into Tuesday nights game. Phoenix is 3-1, but 2 of those wins were won by 4 points or less. And both the Suns and Mavericks could still end up facing the Warriors. If the Lakers end up losing against Sacramento and the Warriors win out, then they will slide into the 7th seed and play the Suns in the first round.
I think Dallas has to go into Golden State Tuesday night to win, playing their regulars and trying to knock the Warriors off. If the Clippers can somehow pull out a win in Phoenix, then they can still get it. It's going to be real tough because Mike D'Antoni says he's going to keep playing normal ball. His regulars played big minutes against the Rockets on Monday night, so hopefully he'll change his plans and rest them a bit against the Clippers. No matter who is on the floor, the Clippers are going to have to play a great game. Let's hope they can do it...and let's hope Dallas can help them out!! Go Clips (although I'm still upset about that King game...make it up to us fans)!!!