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Rocket Power: Houston Advances to the WCF

Being a Clippers‘ fan isn’t easy these days.  The team came into Sunday afternoon having lost two in a row and looking at possible elimination from the playoffs.  Game seven of the Western Conference Semifinal ended with the Clippers

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Nothing is Over until We Decide it is

“Over?  Did you say over?  Nothing is over until Houston decides it is.”  I’m paraphrasing a bit, but the Animal House quote rang true Thursday night in game six of the Western Conference Semifinals. The Houston Rockets overcame a

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Rockets Stay Alive, Take Game 5

The roles were reversed Tuesday night for game five of the Western Conference Semifinals.  On the brink of elimination, the Houston Rockets handed it to the L.A. Clippers, 124-103. Houston was back on its home floor and big performances

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Houston, We Have a Problem

The Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets were scheduled to meet for game four of the Western Conference Semifinals Sunday night at the Staples Center, but only one team showed up. The Clippers won their third game in four

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Rolling on a Rivers: Clippers Dominate Game 3

Chris Paul returned to action Friday night, but he wasn’t the L.A. point guard drawing all the attention. The Clippers took game three at home with ease, 124-99 at the Staples Center. Chants of Austin Rivers rang throughout the

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Free Throws Win Championships? Rockets Take Game 2

The Clippers-Rockets series has been an odd one to say the least.  After an ugly turnover filled game one, game two featured a new franchise record for Houston: free throws attempted in a single game. Houston shattered its previous

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No Paul, No Problem: Clippers Take Game 1 on the Road

Nobody gave the Los Angeles Clippers so much as a prayer in the first game of the Western Conference Semifinals.  Without their star Chris Paul (hamstring), L.A. came into Houston Monday night as heavy underdogs, but ended the night

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Ask It: Anybody Going To Beat The Clippers?

The triumph here cannot resonate loudly and symbolically enough: A team comprised mostly of African-American men, in a league owned and operated almost entirely by white people, survived the racist bluster of a white, Jewish, 80-year-old owner and all

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After Bold NBA Stand, Sterling Must Bow Out

Now THAT is what you call a fierce, redoubtable leader dropping a nuclear bomb on a necessary target. In nailing America’s reigning racist with a lifetime ban, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has taken a striking stance that will be

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Planned Boycotts Lead to Peace, Basketball

They were going to boycott Tuesday night, every one of the six teams. And with all due respect to the steely will of Adam Silver, this was as much about green as it was black and white. If the