Win over Swarm Bolsters Clips Playoff Hopes
ONTARIO, Calif. - The Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario (26-22) put themselves in position to secure the final playoff spot after their 115-105 win over the Greensboro Swarm (23-25) on Tuesday night.
With the Salt Lake City Stars (26-23) loss earlier in the night, Agua Caliente moves into sole possession of the Western Conference's sixth and final playoff spot with a chance to control their own destiny. The Clippers clinch a playoff spot with a win and a Salt Lake City loss on Friday.
The Clippers led for most of the game, by as much as 19 in the third quarter, but had to fend off a Swarm run in the second half. A 15-2 run brought Greensboro to within six points, cutting the score to 77-71 with 1:26 left in the third. The Clippers were able to bounce back, regaining a 19 point lead with 4:17 remaining in the final frame.
Johnathan Motley led the way for Clippers with a game-high 27 points and 13 rebounds for the double-double. Desi Rodriguez added 19 points and eight rebounds while Jerome Robinson contributed with an all-around performance of 14 points, five rebounds, five assists, and four steals.
Greensboro was led by two-way guard J.P. Macura's 23 points, seven rebounds, and four assists and John Gillon's 24 points and seven assists.
The Clippers look to play their way into the playoffs with two regular season games remaining. They will visit Santa Cruz for a crucial back-to-back against the Santa Cruz Warriors on Friday and Saturday. Both games tip off at 7 p.m. PDT inside the Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz, CA.
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