Blake Griffin had his second straight triple-double to lift the Clippers to a 117-101 victory over the Rockets on Monday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.
After an inspired performance at home in Game 4, the Mavericks lose to the Rockets 103-94 in Houston.
The Dallas Mavericks proved too proud to suffer a four-game sweep against one of their in-state rivals, though a cold shooting night from the Houston Rockets certainly helped.
As usual, Dirk Nowitzki stayed on the practice court long after the rest of the Dallas players, shooting jumper after jumper on a day between first-round playoff games against Houston. Never mind that the Mavericks trailed 3-0 in the series.
Center Tyson Chandler will not be suspended for Tuesday’s Game 5 of his Mavs vs.Rockets series in Houston.
Monta Ellis scored 31 points, J.J. Barea had 17 points and 13 assists and the Mavericks avoided elimination with a 121-109 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night.
Dwight Howard had little problem dominating Dallas on Friday night in Game 3. Mavericks’ head coach Rick Carlisle has a problem with how he did it.
James Harden led the Houston Rockets with 42 points as Houston escaped Dallas with a 130-128 win at the American Airlines Center on Friday night.
Point guard Rajon Rondo has played his last game with the Dallas Mavericks — at least according to head coach Rick Carlisle.
The opening round of the NBA Playoffs has not been kind to the Dallas Mavericks. Here are five statistics that tell the story of Mavericks vs Rockets.
Rajon Rondo of Dallas got into foul trouble early, and didn’t play after picking up his fourth with more than 11 minutes left in the third quarter. He finished with just four points.
It was two completely different sides of the coin Tuesday night as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Houston Rockets 111-99.