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Griffin's triple-double lifts Clippers over Rockets 117-101

Blake Griffin had 26 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists for his second straight triple-double to lift the Chris Paul-less Los Angeles Clippers to a 117-101 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. 576 more words

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PBT Extra: Dwight Howard, DeAndre Jordan matchup key part of Clippers vs. Rockets

There are a lot of great matchups to watch in the Clippers vs. Rockets second round matchup. The Clippers primarily used J.J. Redick on James Harden during the season, and it worked with Harden shooting just 38.5 percent. 115 more words

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Hack-a-Shaq will be a hot topic this offseason

One of the hot topics of the NBA offseason will be the much maligned “Hack-A-Shaq” strategy, in which a team repeatedly fouls an awful free throw shooter to limit scoring chances.   294 more words

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Clippers-Rockets Preview

No. 2 HOUSTON ROCKETS (56-26, 4-1) VS. No. 3 LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS (56-26, 4-3)

Season Series: Split, 2-2. Each team won once at home and once on the road, with the Clippers winning in more decisive fashion. 297 more words

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Chris Paul questionable as Clippers and Rockets begin series

When the Houston Rockets open their second-round Western Conference playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night, it will have been six days since they last played. 797 more words

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Derrick Rose ready for Round 2 and daily basketball rise

The second round of the NBA playoffs continues Monday as the final two semifinal series begin.

Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden ($8,400 salary, 16.8% of cap) and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James ($8,200, 16.4%) headline the list of must-own options at… 322 more words

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Los Angeles Clippers saved itself from impunity

The Los Angeles Clippers pulled itself together for a Game 7 win against the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs. Los Angeles got a real team effort in the win, thus saving itself from any type of blowup Steve Ballmer or Doc Rivers may have had to do if the result did not go in their favor. 316 more words

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