INNEAPOLIS (AP) — Doc Rivers read the preseason pre
that said his team might win 35 games, at best. Neither the Clippers coach nor his players took much stock in all that. Now, they’re playoff-bound. Danilo Gallinari scored 25 points and Los Angeles clinched a postseason spot Tuesday night with a 122-111 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Rivers’club is back in the postseason after falling short a year ago. The Clippers finished 42-40 last season, missing the playoffs after making it six straight years — four under Rivers.
“I’m just really happy for our guys,” Rivers said. “Before the year, we went through all the articles about us and how bad we were going to be. . I just told them, they don’t know us.”