It was a win. That's all that mattered to the
The intensity was lacking for the most part, but the Clippers still worked hard enough for a 117-101 victory over the
No one really expected the Clippers to play with the same passion against a Kings team going nowhere as they displayed Wednesday night against the
"Certain games are a little tougher than others just because one team might not be playing for anything and one team might," said
The Clippers (56-24) had six players score in double figures as they matched their franchise high in wins, set last season by the 56-26 team. They have two games left to establish a new mark.
They also improved to 33-7 at home, breaking the franchise record for most home victories in a season.
"A good win for us," said
DeAndre Jordan did get to work on his free-throw shooting when the Kings began intentionally fouling him with 2:49 left in the second quarter.
Jordan, making 43.9% of his foul shots when the game started, missed eight of his 10 free throws during that stretch. He was three for 11 for the game.
"He took a lot of free throws in the first half," Clippers Coach
Other than the missed free throws, Jordan was solid. He had 21 points on nine-for-13 shooting, nine rebounds and seven blocked shots.
"We don't ever call a play for
"I thought it was real up and down," Rivers said. "But overall, I was pretty happy. I like that we had foul trouble and had to kind of maneuver through that. Their bigs are really tough. Overall, I liked the way we played."