The Clippers are embarking on another long trip, which includes five games over eight days.
This trip could have a bearing on what position the Clippers finish in the Western Conference playoff picture.
They will start with a game in New Orleans against the Pelicans on Wednesday night.
The Pelicans have won their last three straight games, all against Eastern Conference playoffs teams -- Atlanta, two-time defending NBA champion Miami and Brooklyn.
The Clippers next will play at Dallas on Thursday night in a back-to-back game.
The Mavericks are fighting for a playoff spot in the ultra-tough Western Conference. Though tied with the Phoenix Suns at 42-29, the Mavericks are in the ninth spot and currently out of the playoffs.
The Clippers then go to Houston on Saturday to play a Rockets team they have defeated the first three times this season.
The Rockets are the fourth-seeded team in the West, 1 1/2-games behind the third-seeded
The Clippers next play at Minnesota on Monday night. The Timberwolves are out of the playoff picture.
The Clippers finish at Phoenix on April 2.
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