NBA playoff picture: Hawks, Clippers jockey for seeding on quiet night
Here’s what’s at stake for playoff-contending teams Tuesday night:
Blazers at Clippers (10:30 p.m. ET): A loss for the Clippers (54-26) locks them into the No. 4 seed and clinches the No. 3 seed for the Nuggets (56-25). That scenario would enable fifth-seeded Memphis (55-26) to clinch home-court advantage in a possible series with the Clippers with a win over Utah on Wednesday. A win gives the Clippers a shot at the No. 3 seed, but they would need the Nuggets to lose to Phoenix on Wednesday.