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Paul scores 41 as Rockets eliminate Jazz 112-102

Chris Paul didn't want to talk about his postseason failures, not after Houston's win Tuesday over Utah finally got him into the Western Conference finals.

"For us it was just ... they were in the way," Paul said. "So we were just trying to get another win."

His Rockets teammates saw it a little differently. They were eager to talk about Paul's dominant performance, including a playoff career-high 41 points, in a 112-102 victory in Game 5 that eliminated the Jazz.

"He went out there and took over the game," James Harden said. "(To have) an opportunity for him that he's never had before. He went to go get it. He put us all on his...

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