Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Lakers secured an NBA playoff spot even before taking to the court on Wednesday, then needed overtime of their own game to learn where they were seeded.
The Los Angeles Clippers also had to wait until the final minutes of the NBA regular season to learn their fate, clinching home-court advantage for their first-round series against Memphis.
The Grizzlies guaranteed the Lakers' turbulent season would continue when they beat the Utah Jazz 86-70. The Lakers then moved up to the No. 7 seed by outlasting Houston 99-95 in overtime of their regular-season finale.