Briefs: Clippers top Timberwolves to clinch playoff berth


March 27, 2019 - 10:25 AM

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers on the sidelines against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center in Chicago on January 25. John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Danilo Gallinari scored 25 points and the Los Angeles Clippers clinched a playoff spot Tuesday night with a 122-111 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Coach Doc Rivers’ club is back in the postseason after falling short last year. Los Angeles finished 42-40 last season, missing the playoffs after making it six straight years — four under Rivers.

The Clippers (45-30) became the fifth Western Conference team to secure a postseason berth.

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