The Kings and Clippers gave California's capital city quite a season finale.

Those in Sacramento only hope it's not for good.

Jamal Crawford scored 24 points, including several big shots in the final minutes, and the Clippers secured home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs by holding off the Kings 112-108 on Wednesday night.

"Getting the home-court advantage was very important to us," Crawford said. "That's what you're playing for all season, to get home court in the playoffs. We have unbelievable fans and it will be great to play that first game at home."

With NBA owners still deciding whether to approve the sale and relocation of the Kings to Seattle, the Clippers had to overcome one of Sacramento's best performances of the season.

Chris Paul had 25 points and 11 assists to lead the Pacific Division-champion Clippers (56-26), who earned the Western Conference's fourth seed and will open against fifth-seeded Memphis (56-26). The Clippers won three of four games against the Grizzlies this season.

Game 1 of the best-of-seven series starts Saturday in Los Angeles.

"I'm proud we stepped up," Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said. "We won the last game and got home-court advantage."

DeMarcus Cousins had a season-high 36 points and a career-best 22 rebounds, and Marcus Thornton scored 21 to rally Sacramento from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter before the Clippers took control.

Cousins shot 14 of 24 from the floor and hit 8 of 11 free throws. The often volatile center added three assists and three blocks and showed just what kind of unstoppable force he can be when focused.

"I gave it my all," Cousins said. "I did it for the fans. It was also a statement going into next season. I want to do more for the fans and win more games."