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Clippers Schedule 2012: Homestand Ends Brutal March

The Los Angeles Clippers have suffered through one of the most brutal stretches of scheduling in recent NBA history, with 20 games in 31 days in March. The Clippers conclude their month with four home games this week, all eminently winnable games that could vault them back to the top of the Pacific Division. Here is a look at the Clippers' schedule for the week ahead:

Monday - New Orleans at Clippers (7:30 p.m., Prime Ticket, NBA TV): The Clippers look for revenge against the Hornets, who beat them in New Orleans last week. The Hornets will be without Jason Smith, who was suspended for his cheap shot on Blake Griffin.

Wednesday - Phoenix at Clippers (7:30 p.m., Prime Ticket, NBA TV): Without Steve Nash and Grant Hill, the Suns managed a ... win in Los Angeles on March 15.

Friday - Portland at Clippers (7:30 p.m., ESPN, Prime Ticket): The Clippers look for the season sweep of the Blazers, having beaten them in both of their previous matchups this season.

Saturday - Utah at Clippers (7:30 p.m., Prime Ticket): It is a rare occasion when the Clippers get the prime time gig when playing on the same day as the Lakers, but that is the case on Saturday when the Jazz come to town.

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