With the Clippers losing, the Los Angeles Lakers win the Pacific Division and clinch the 3rd spot in the Western Conference.
The Lakers look for a seventh consecutive victory overall and against the Nets on Friday night at Staples Center.
New York’s regular season home schedule is highlighted by a visit from the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, Feb. 11.
The Boston Celtics are making progress on a deal that would bring Shaquille O’Neal to the defending Eastern Conference champions, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press.
A person with knowledge of the details says the new-look Miami Heat will play the opening game of the NBA season at Boston.