The Clippers are on history's precipice. With one more win, they'll reach a milestone they've achieved only once before in Los Angeles, and only once before that in the franchise's 42-season history.

Win a playoff series.

If the scoreboard favors the Clippers at the conclusion of Wednesday's Game 5 in Memphis, they'll have beaten the Grizzlies, four games to one, and advanced to the Western Conference semifinals, where the wise, veteran and rested San Antonio Spurs are waiting.