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  • Clippers get a second chance to close out the Rockets

    Clippers get a second chance to close out the Rockets
    There are victories in the NBA playoffs and there are closeout victories. They are not created equally. The latter can be particularly tricky because the team on the verge of locker clean-out tends to play like it's desperate to have its uniforms...
  • Kevin McHale doesn't know what to expect from Rockets in Game 6

    Kevin McHale doesn't know what to expect from Rockets in Game 6
    Maybe, it was suggested to Houston Coach Kevin McHale, playing loose is what propelled the Rockets to a must-win victory in Game 5 Tuesday night and maybe that same approach could help his team in another must-win Game 6 Thursday night. Maybe, it was...
  • Clippers Coach Doc Rivers says winning Game 6 is 'extremely important'

    Clippers Coach Doc Rivers says winning Game 6 is 'extremely important'
    Clippers Coach Doc Rivers didn't mince words when talking about the team's upcoming game. "Game 6 is extremely important," Rivers said in a conference call Wednesday. The Clippers have a 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven, second-round playoff series...
  • Clippers Coach Doc Rivers on Game 5: 'That was disappointing to see'

    Clippers Coach Doc Rivers on Game 5: 'That was disappointing to see'
    The Clippers had a chance to clinch their second-round playoff series Tuesday and advance to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in their 45-year franchise history. Instead they fell apart offensively and defensively, falling to the Houston...
  • Rockets refuse to go quietly in victory over Clippers, 124-103

    Rockets refuse to go quietly in victory over Clippers, 124-103
    Chris Paul said the Clippers had to play like they were desperate and they did. They played like they were desperate for another game against the Houston Rockets. Doc Rivers said his team must be about the finish and it was. It was about finishing its...
  • Rockets soar on offense against Clippers, stave off elimination

    Rockets soar on offense against Clippers, stave off elimination
    Pushed to the edge of their season and with doubt surrounding them, the Houston Rockets responded to the challenge they were presented. The Rockets won their must-win Game 5 Tuesday night, routing the Clippers, 124-103, by producing their best offensive...
  • No rest for Chris Paul's weary hamstring with loss to Rockets

    No rest for Chris Paul's weary hamstring with loss to Rockets
    The Clippers lost more than a game here Tuesday night. They also lost an opportunity to give Chris Paul additional rest. Had the Clippers closed out the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semifinals, their point guard could have had as much as...
  • Houston avoids elimination with 124-103 win over Clippers

    James Harden received an IV Tuesday afternoon, his answers to postgame questions were peppered with coughs and he sniffled repeatedly between queries. Harden clearly wasn't feeling well. But faced with elimination in the Western Conference semifinals,...
  • Clippers desperate to win Game 6 against Houston Rockets

    Clippers desperate to win Game 6 against Houston Rockets
    In many ways, it was inconceivable to think the Clippers could sustain such a high level of play in the playoffs. At some point, you had to figure they would not be at their best, and that point was in Game 5 Tuesday night against the Houston Rockets....
  • Takeaways from the Clippers' 124-103 loss to Houston in Game 5

    Takeaways from the Clippers' 124-103 loss to Houston in Game 5
    The Clippers fell flat in their first closeout opportunity Tuesday, looking defeated from nearly tipoff of a 124-103 loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night at Toyota Center in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals. Here are five takeaways from...
  • Praise for Clippers rings hollow after Rockets bury them

    Praise for Clippers rings hollow after Rockets bury them
    They are the hottest team in the NBA! They are the favorites to win the NBA championship! They are more athletic, more skilled, more determined and . . . Hold up. Sorry. Excuse us for interrupting the recent glorious speculation surrounding the Clippers...