The Clippers on Friday can accomplish something never done in franchise history, in front of a home crowd not seen in 15 months.
A win in Game 6 against top-seeded Utah would clinch their first appearance in the conference finals. The game will be played in front of a Staples Center crowd whose capacity is no longer restricted after statewide COVID-19 regulations were lifted Tuesday. The arena had hosted a maximum of 8,000 spectators for Game 4 on Monday; full capacity is closer to 19,000.
Those in attendance must still abide by arena protocols.