Los Angeles Clippers
Down 3-1 in the series and on the brink of elimination, the Rockets reeled off three straight wins to complete an improbable comeback over the Clippers on Sunday.
With a 19-point lead in the second half, the Clippers were cruising toward clinching the franchise’s first Western Conference finals berth. But the Rockets would not be denied.
James Harden had 26 points, Dwight Howard added 20 points, and the Rockets bounced back from two lopsided losses with a 124-103 win over the Clippers on Tuesday night.
Clippers center DeAndre Jordan set an NBA record by taking 28 free throws in the first half of Sunday’s Game 4 against Houston.
DeAndre Jordan scored 26 points, and the Clippers won 128-95 on Sunday night to take a 3-1 series lead over Houston.
James Harden scored 16 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Rockets to a 115-109 victory over the Clippers on Wednesday night that evened their series 1-1.
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.
Blake Griffin had 26 points and Chris Paul had 19 points as the Clippers held on for a 102-96 victory over the Spurs on Thursday night, forcing a Game 7 in their series.
Tim Duncan scored 21 points, and the Spurs hung on for a 111-107 victory over the Clippers in Game 5 on Tuesday night, taking a 3-2 series lead.
Chris Paul had 34 points and seven assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points and 19 rebounds, and the Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 114-105 on Sunday.
After three years of early-round failures, the Los Angeles Clippers are hungry for their first major taste of postseason success.
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