Player of the game: DeAndre Jordan had 18 points, 17 rebounds and four blocks as the Los Angeles Clippers secured home-court advantage in their first-round playoff series against Utah with a 115-95 win over the Kings at Staples Center on Wednesday. Willie Cauley-Stein led Sacramento with 19 points and 14 rebounds.
Turning point: The Kings kept it close, but the Clippers pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring Sacramento 34-26 to take an 87-73 lead into the fourth.
X-factor: The Kings were outscored by 15 points from the 3-point line and by nine at the free-throw line.
Records: Kings 32-50, Clippers 51-31.