The battle for playoff seeding in the Western Conference could determine several teams' fates this spring. With all eight playoff teams having looked very dangerous at some point this regular season, first-round matchups figure to go a long way in figuring out which franchises avoid upsets or put themselves in position to surprise NBA fans. There are many quality teams in the West, so seeding might mean less than the ideal matchup.
Heading into the final day of the regular season, it appears that the Los Angeles Clippers will be without a star player as they determine whether they enter the playoffs with the No. 2 or No. 3 seed. With 3:23 remaining in the second quarter of Tuesday night's eventual 117-105 win over the Denver Nuggets, Clips All-Star power forward Blake Griffin earned a technical foul for swinging his right arm at Timofey Mozgov in an attempt to knock the ball away after the play had been whistled dead. Check it out below (via EOB):
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