The Complex NBA Power Rankings (Week 17)

7. Los Angeles Clippers

Record: 37 - 23
Last Week's Rank: 6
Last Week's Results: L @ Memphis 85-94, (Mon); W @ Oklahoma City 100-98, (Wed); W @ Minnesota 95-82, (Thu); W vs. Golden State 112-104, (Sat)
This Week: vs. Oklahoma City, Monday (4/16); @ Denver, Wednesday (4/18); @ Phoenix, Thursday (4/19); vs. New Orleans, Sunday (4/22)
With only six games left on their schedule, the Clippers remain in the hunt for the Pacific Division lead (they're currently 1.5 games behind the Lakers). Despite their loss to Memphis, they bounced back with three straight victories. In their current position as the fourth-seed in the West, the Clips would face Memphis if the playoffs started today. But things are so tight in the West that Dallas, Denver, Houston, Phoenix and even Utah all still have a shot at the fifth seed. One thing is certain though: A win tonight against the OKC would clinch a playoff berth. If they're able to secure what would be their second playoff appearance in the last 15 seasons they should definitely bump this right after the buzzer. #itsonlyright —Ralph Warner

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