Rockets oust Clippers

May 18, 2015

Rockets oust Clippers

The Houston Rockets are heading to the Western Conference finals for the first time in 18 years after overcoming a 3-1 series deficit to eliminate the Los Angeles Clippers. “It’s the ultimate confidence-booster,” James Harden said. “There’s only a handful of teams that’s done ...

Harden, Rockets even series

May 7, 2015

Harden, Rockets even series

Stuck on the bench with four fouls for most of the third quarter, James Harden knew he would have to make up for lost time when he got back on the floor. Harden scored 16 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter to ...

Rose, Gasol spark Bulls

May 5, 2015

Rose, Gasol spark Bulls

The Chicago Bulls came in oozing with confidence, unafraid of LeBron James and convinced they could keep their playoff momentum rolling. Derrick Rose made sure they did. Looking like the league MVP he was before being slowed by knee injuries, Rose scored 25 points, ...

Clippers eliminate Spurs in thrilling Game 7

May 3, 2015

Clippers eliminate Spurs in thrilling Game 7

It figured that the most entertaining first-round series in the NBA playoffs would come down to a play involving Chris Paul and Tim Duncan. Paul, who willed himself back from an early hamstring injury, banked in a shot over Duncan with a second left ...

Clippers battle past Spurs, force Game 7

May 1, 2015

Clippers battle past Spurs, force Game 7

The Los Angeles Clippers are aware their toughness, resolve and focus have been questioned for years. They also know there is only one way to silence that talk. Los Angeles proved its mettle against the veteran San Antonio Spurs again, overcoming another disappointing loss ...

Spurs edge Clippers in Game 5 after pivotal late call

Apr 29, 2015

Spurs edge Clippers in Game 5 after pivotal late call

The ball bounced delicately around the rim, and the pivotal fifth game of a thrilling first-round series teetered along with it. DeAndre Jordan leaped up and tapped it in — an instant too early. The San Antonio Spurs got the biggest bounce in a ...

Clippers bounce back to beat Spurs, even series 2-2

Apr 27, 2015

Clippers bounce back to beat Spurs, even series 2-2

The Los Angeles Clippers answered their worst loss in playoff history with one of their most uplifting victories. 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 ...

Spurs rout Clips, take 2-1 lead

Apr 25, 2015

Spurs rout Clips, take 2-1 lead

Kawhi Leonard had a postseason career-high 32 points and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed in dominating the Los Angeles Clippers 100-73 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series. The Clippers scored a franchise postseason low and their 11 ...

Spurs outlast Clips in OT

Apr 23, 2015

Spurs outlast Clips in OT

Three days from his 39th birthday, Tim Duncan keeps getting better with age. He smartly stayed on the court while playing the last eight minutes with five fouls, and recovered from a woeful fourth quarter to steady the Spurs in overtime. Duncan scored 28 ...

Redick, Griffin key Clippers' victory

Apr 12, 2015

Redick, Griffin key Clippers' victory

Don’t ask the Los Angeles Clippers about their playoff seeding or first-round opponent. They have no clue. “When you figure it out let me know,” coach Doc Rivers said after a 94-86 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night. J.J. Redick and Blake ...

Warriors rally past Clippers

Apr 1, 2015

Warriors rally past Clippers

Stephen Curry snaked through the paint, came out near his bench, dribbled behind his back and faked Chris Paul to the floor on a jumper from the left corner, drawing oohs from the crowd. That was just the first of several moves the Golden ...