Win, and the Clippers were going to host Games 1 and 2 of the first-round Western Conference playoff series against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center.
Lose, and the Clippers were going to travel to Salt Lake City to face the Jazz in front of their raucous crowd for the first two games of the postseason series.
The Clippers answered the call, winning their seventh consecutive game with a 115-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night at Staples Center.
With all five of the Clippers starters scoring in double figures, they now have the home-court advantage in the best-of-seven series that starts with Game 1 Saturday night at 7:30 at Staples. Game 2 is here...