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Kings fall in season finale; Clippers secure home court for playoff series

Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger on end of season: 'A lot of love, a lot of passion'

Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger on end of season following Kings victory against the Phoenix Suns at Golden 1 Center on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.
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Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger on end of season following Kings victory against the Phoenix Suns at Golden 1 Center on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

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.

'I think I can be the missing piece of any team,' said injured Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay about his future with Kings after their last 2017 home game.

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