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Wednesday, March 26th (All times Eastern)

Los Angeles Clippers (50-21) at New Orleans Pelicans (30-40), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - Another playoff berth is inevitable for the Los Angeles Clippers and they'll hit the road for five straight games, starting with Wednesday's matchup with the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Clippers locked up another 50-win campaign their last time out and are counting down the days for a third straight postseason appearance. They will also visit Dallas, Houston, Minnesota and Phoenix on the trip and have a 9-5 record away from home since late January.

Los Angeles is averaging 110.6 points per game in the last 14 road games and sports a 19-16 record away from home.

L.A. reached 50 wins for a second straight year with Monday's 106-98 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center, where Blake Griffin deposited a 27-point, 14-rebound double-double and scored 20 or more points in the 29th consecutive game (27.2 ppg in that time).

Griffin has 34 games with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds this season, and has accomplished the feat 124 times since 2010-11.

Darren Collison scored 15 points with six assists, while Chris Paul added 14 points and seven assists for Los Angeles, which won for the eighth straight time at Staples Center and has prevailed in 13 of its last 14 overall. Still, the Clippers weren't happy with the win.

"We were not pleased with our effort," said Collison. "We made mistakes, but at the end of the day getting the win is all that matters."

DeAndre Jordan fell four points shy of a double-double with six and 10 rebounds. He still has 15 double-doubles in the last 23 games.

The Clippers, who are 29-12 against teams from the West and six games ahead of Golden State for the Pacific Division lead, have the fourth-most wins with 146 since the 2011-12 campaign. Only San Antonio, Miami and Oklahoma City have more.

Los Angeles is first in the league with 107.5 ppg and is third in the Western Conference standings -- 1 1/2 games ahead of the Houston Rockets.

The Pelicans have been playing well of late with three straight wins and seven in the last 10 games. They are 2-0 on four-game homestand with wins over Miami and Brooklyn, and handed the Nets a 109-104 overtime loss on Monday.

Tyreke Evans had a big night with 33 points on 13-of-19 shooting, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Anthony Davis followed with 24 points, 14 boards and three blocks, and is averaging 31.3 points and 13.6 rebounds in the last nine games. Davis had scored 28 or more points in the previous eight.

New Orleans overcame a big deficit and outscored the Nets 31-18 in the third quarter. It then scored 11 of the 17 points in overtime.

"We don't give in," Pelicans head coach Monty Williams said. "I think we were down (22) and there was a lot of jawing and talking out there. For me, I'm not about talking trash, I'm about being effective."

Williams' bunch is 18-17 in the Big Easy and will close the homestand Friday versus the Utah Jazz. Pelicans guard Eric Gordon (knee) is questionable for Wednesday's game.

New Orleans has dropped the first three meetings with the Clippers this season and six in a row in this series. The Clippers have prevailed in each of their last three visits to the Big Easy after losing nine straight games there.

03/26 10:25:52 ET

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Final
CAR 1
MIN 3
Final
CHA 103
TOR 94
Final
STL 5
HOU 2
 
Final
BOS 3
MIA 5
 
Final
TAM 2
MIN 1
 
Final
PHI 1
NYY 4
 
Final
ATL 8
WAS 9
 
Final
TOR 5
BAL 4
 
Final
NYM 5
DET 4
Final
SDP 5
CWS 0
 
Final
CHC 2
CIN 5
 
Final
CLE 9
KAN 11
 
Final
MIL 1
LOS 10
 
Final
TEX 3
SFG 12
 
Final
LOS 7
SEA 4
 
Final
ANA 3
COL 0
 
Final
ARI 2
OAK 7
 
Final
NYY 1
PIT 3
 
Final
IND 98
CHI 84
Final
WAS 99
MIA 97
Final
ORL 119
SAC 114
Final
CHA 103
TOR 94
Final
PHI 83
UTA 89
Final
ATL 106
CLE 97
Final
NOP 98
BOS 104
Final
HOU 103
DET 93
Final
MEM 97
LAL 90
Final
BRK 100
PHO 108
Final
SAN 120
DEN 111
 
2nd
GSW 36
DAL 29
 
Final
MVSU 75
ARKPB 94
 
Final
CSOU 60
LONG 68
 
Final
WICHS 56
SILL 45
Final
RAD 66
WINT 67
 
Final
ILLST 71
EVAN 67
Final
HIGH 71
GWEBB 72
 
Final
UNCG 81
SAMF 76
Final
ELON 74
TOWS 69
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KSU 79
AKR 77
 
Final
BUF 77
BGU 75
 
Final
DART 75
BRO 69
 
Final
WMICH 74
CMICH 62
 
Final
PENN 54
CLMB 46
 
Final
PRIN 66
CORN 53
 
Final
OU 69
ILLCH 72
Final
OHIO 95
UMO 65
 
Final
BST 67
NILL 71
 
Final
EMICH 85
TOL 59
 
Final
NIOWA 71
BRAD 46
Final
MURST 80
MORE 77
Final
HARV 52
YALE 62
 
Final
DREX 48
COC 56
Final
CITA 56
FUR 73
 
Final
CCAR 74
UNCA 57
 
Final
USF 62
PAC 58
Final
BAY 77
TTU 74
2nd
INDST 36
LOYC 68
 
2nd
CLST 61
DET 42
 
2nd
EKENT 35
BEL 31
 
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SCU
LMU
Final
NJD 2
CLB 3
Final
CAR 1
MIN 3
Final
OTT 3
BUF 2
Final
DET 2
CAL 5
Final
CHI 2
EDM 1
 
2nd
ANA 0
PIT 1