With three games remaining in the regular season, the
They have no idea who they're going to play against, or whether they will have home-court advantage.
The Clippers (53-26) and the
"It shows how competitive the West is," Jamal Crawford said. "It shows how good the West is, and how much parity there is in the
Griffin said there's one team the Clippers would like to avoid playing in the first round, if possible -- the San Antonio Spurs, who won the championship last season.
"You probably never want to play the Spurs in the first round if you have a choice," he said. "The Spurs are playing their best basketball, like they normally tend to do."
Then again, so are the Clippers.
The Clippers have won four games in a row, and 11 of their last 12, losing only to the Warriors during that stretch.
Griffin said the Clippers have what he described as a "business atmosphere" heading into their final three games of the season, which includes a game against Memphis on Saturday evening at Staples Center.
But he also acknowledged that even if the Clippers win all of their upcoming games, nothing is guaranteed in the tumultuous Western Conference.