More importantly, the win guaranteed the Clippers (56-26) at least a No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. They're currently in second place, half a game ahead of the
The Clippers will start the playoffs Saturday or Sunday, owning home-court advantage in the first round.
The Clippers led by as much as 30 points before the Suns cut the margin to 11 points with two minutes left, prompting Clippers Coach Doc Rivers to put the starters back in the game. But it was too little too late for the Suns (39-43), who finished in 10th place in the West, out of playoff contention.
Each of the Clippers starters except for Matt Barnes finished in double figures.
Paul also had a first -- he played in all 82 games for the first time in his 10 seasons in the league.
Blake Griffin had 20 points on eight-for-14 shooting, eight rebounds and five assists in 30 minutes.