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Western Conference semifinals: Clippers vs. Rockets

The Houston Rockets defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, 113-100, on Sunday in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals at the Toyota Center. They advance to the conference finals against the Golden State Warriors.

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) and center
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) and center Dwight Howard (12) celebrate during the final moments against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference semifinals Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Houston. Houston won 113-100.

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 17: Terrence Jones #6
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 17: Terrence Jones #6 of the Houston Rockets reacts after dunking against the Los Angeles Clippers in the first half during Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals at the Toyota Center for the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 17, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) looks
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) looks at the clock during the second half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 17: James Harden #13
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 17: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets goes up against DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers in the second quarter during Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals at the Toyota Center for the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 17, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 17: Jason Terry #31
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 17: Jason Terry #31 of the Houston Rockets drives against Jamal Crawford #11 of the Los Angeles Clippers in the second quarter during Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals at the Toyota Center for the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 17, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 17: Dwight Howard #12
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 17: Dwight Howard #12 of the Houston Rockets dunks against the Los Angeles Clippers in the second quarter during Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals at the Toyota Center for the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 17, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 17: James Harden #13
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 17: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets reacts in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals at the Toyota Center for the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 17, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) shoots
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Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) shoots as Houston Rockets forward Josh Smith (5) and center Dwight Howard, center, defend during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference semifinals Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers works
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Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers works the sideline against the Houston Rockets during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference semifinals Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Houston Rockets head coach Kevin McHale argues a
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Houston Rockets head coach Kevin McHale argues a foul call during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) dunks
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) dunks as Houston Rockets forward Josh Smith (5) defends during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference semifinals Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 17: Los Angeles Clippers
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 17: Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer looks on prior to Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center for the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 17, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 17: Houston Rockets fans
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 17: Houston Rockets fans prepare for Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Toyota Center for the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 17, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 17: James Harden #13
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 17: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets drives against the Los Angeles Clippers in the first quarter during Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals at the Toyota Center for the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 17, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 17: Houston Rockets fans
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 17: Houston Rockets fans prepare for Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Toyota Center for the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 17, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14: Jason Terry
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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14: Jason Terry #31 of the Houston Rockets drives against Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Six of the Western Conference semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14: Blake Griffin
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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots over Dwight Howard #12 and Terrence Jones #6 of the Houston Rockets during Game Six of the Western Conference semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, celebrates
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, celebrates his basket as Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza looks away during the first half of Game 6 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Los Angeles, Thursday, May 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard, left, dunks as
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Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard, left, dunks as Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin watches during the first half of Game 6 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Los Angeles, Thursday, May 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard drives around Los
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Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard drives around Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan during the first half of Game 6 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Los Angeles, Thursday, May 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, drives
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, drives around Houston Rockets forward Josh Smith during the first half of Game 6 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Los Angeles, Thursday, May 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Trevor Ariza of the Houston Rockets scores against
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Trevor Ariza of the Houston Rockets scores against the Los Angeles Clippers during game six in the second round of the western conference playoffs at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, May 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO/MARK RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard (12) reaches for a
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Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard (12) reaches for a rebound over Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, right, during the first half in Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference semifinals Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard (12) pulls down a
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Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard (12) pulls down a rebound in front of teammate Terrence Jones (6) and Los Angeles Clippers' Glen Davis, center, during the first half in Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference semifinals Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 12: James Harden #13
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 12: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets dribbles by DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals at the Toyota Center for the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, left, and Chris
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Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, left, and Chris Paul, right, walk off the court during a timeout in the first half in Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference semifinals Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Houston Rockets' James Harden, center, is pressured by
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Houston Rockets' James Harden, center, is pressured by Los Angeles Clippers' Spencer Hawes (10) and Blake Griffin, right, during the first half in Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference semifinals Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Houston Rockets' Josh Smith (5) is pressured by
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Houston Rockets' Josh Smith (5) is pressured by Los Angeles Clippers' Spencer Hawes, right, as he tires to shoot during the first half in Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference semifinals Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Houston Rockets' Trevor Ariza (1) drives to the
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Houston Rockets' Trevor Ariza (1) drives to the basket over Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan (6) during the first half in Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference semifinals Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan (6) is fouled
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Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan (6) is fouled by Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard (12) during the first half in Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference semifinals Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 12: James Harden #13
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 12: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets sits courtside before Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Toyota Center for the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Houston Rockets' Kevin McHale calls to his players
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Houston Rockets' Kevin McHale calls to his players during the first half in Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Los Angeles Clippers' Doc Rivers questions a call
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Los Angeles Clippers' Doc Rivers questions a call during the first half in Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, center, talks with
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Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, center, talks with teammate Blake Griffin (32) during the first half in Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 12: Dwight Howard #12
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 12: Dwight Howard #12 of the Houston Rockets passes the ball past Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals at the Toyota Center for the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 12: Dwight Howard #12
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 12: Dwight Howard #12 of the Houston Rockets figts for a rebound with Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals at the Toyota Center for the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 12: Dwight Howard #12
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 12: Dwight Howard #12 of the Houston Rockets figts for a rebound with Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals at the Toyota Center for the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 12: Dwight Howard #12
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 12: Dwight Howard #12 of the Houston Rockets warms up before Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Toyota Center for the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 12: James Harden #13
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 12: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets is introduced before Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Toyota Center for the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 12: Dwight Howard #12
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 12: Dwight Howard #12 of the Houston Rockets fights for a rebound with Glen Davis #0 of the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals at the Toyota Center for the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 12: Jamal Crawford #11
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 12: Jamal Crawford #11 of the Los Angeles Clippers fights for the ball with Corey Brewer #33 of the Houston Rockets during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals at the Toyota Center for the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 08: James Harden
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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 08: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets goes up for a shot against Spencer Hawes #10 of the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Three of the Western Conference semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 08: Blake Griffin
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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 08: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers controls the ball against Trevor Ariza #1 of the Houston Rockets during Game Three of the Western Conference semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, left, drives
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Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, left, drives around Houston Rockets forward Josh Smith during the first half of Game 3 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Friday, May 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Houston Rockets guard James Harden, left, shoots under
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden, left, shoots under pressure by Los Angeles Clippers forward Spencer Hawes during the first half of Game 3 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Friday, May 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul signals from the
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Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul signals from the sidelines during the first half of Game 1 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Monday, May 4, 2015, in Houston. Chris Paul is out for game 1 with a strained left hamstring. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, left, and Blake
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Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, left, and Blake Griffin sit on the bench during the first half of Game 2 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Houston. Paul is out for Game 2 with a strained left hamstring. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul warms up
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Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul warms up before Game 3 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets in Los Angeles, Friday, May 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

A Los Angeles Clippers fan watcher during warm
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A Los Angeles Clippers fan watcher during warm ups before Game 3 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Houston Rockets in Los Angeles, Friday, May 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Houston Rockets guard Jason Terry, left, passes around
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Houston Rockets guard Jason Terry, left, passes around Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan during the first half of Game 3 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Friday, May 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, left, chats
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Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, left, chats with entertainer Snoop Dogg before Game 3 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Houston Rockets in Los Angeles, Friday, May 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks
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Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks with guard Chris Paul during the first half of Game 3 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Friday, May 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard, left, blocks Los
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Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard, left, blocks Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin's route to the basket during the first half of Game 3 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Friday, May 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: Trevor Ariza #1
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: Trevor Ariza #1 of the Houston Rockets defends against Jamal Crawford #11 of the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Two in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 6, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, left, is pressured
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Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, left, is pressured by Houston Rockets' Josh Smith, right, as he tries to score during the first half of Game 2 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: DeAndre Jordan #6
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives with the ball against Pablo Prigioni #9 of the Houston Rockets during Game Two in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 6, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (32) scores past
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Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (32) scores past Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard (12) during the second half of Game 2 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Houston Rockets' Kevin McHale calls to his players
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Houston Rockets' Kevin McHale calls to his players during the second half of Game 2 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: Josh Smith #5
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: Josh Smith #5 of the Houston Rockets shoot the ball over DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Two in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 6, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by David J. Phillip- Pool/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, left, and Blake
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Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, left, and Blake Griffin sit on the bench during the first half of Game 2 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Houston. Paul is out for Game 2 with a strained left hamstring. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

James Harden of the Houston Rockets battles takes
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James Harden of the Houston Rockets battles takes a free throw against the Los Angeles Clippers during Game 2 in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 6, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston.

Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard (12) and Terrence Jones
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Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard (12) and Terrence Jones (6) reach for a rebound over Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan (6) during the first half of Game 2 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: James Harden #13
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets sits on the court in the first half against the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Two in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 6, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: James Harden #13
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets sits on the court in the first half against the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Two in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 6, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: James Harden #13
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets sits on the court in the first half against the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Two in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 6, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: Dwight Howard #12
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: Dwight Howard #12 of the Houston Rockets battles for a rebound with Matt Barnes #22 and Glen Davis #0 of the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Two in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 6, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: James Harden #13
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets walks onto the court before their game against the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Two in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 6, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: James Harden #13
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets walks onto the court before their game against the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Two in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 6, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: Dwight Howard #12
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: Dwight Howard #12 of the Houston Rockets dunks the ball over Glen Davis #0 and Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Two in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 6, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: Blake Griffin #32
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives with the ball against Josh Smith #5 of the Houston Rockets during Game Two in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 6, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: Dwight Howard #12
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: Dwight Howard #12 of the Houston Rockets runs up the courst in the first half against the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Two in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 6, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard (12) is pressured by
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Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard (12) is pressured by Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (32) during the first half of Game 2 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (32) and Houston
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Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (32) and Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard, bottom center, reach for a rebound during the first half of Game 1 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, May 4, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul signals from the
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Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul signals from the sidelines during the first half of Game 1 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Monday, May 4, 2015, in Houston. Chris Paul is out for game 1 with a strained left hamstring. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Houston Rockets' Jason Terry, left, and Los Angeles
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Houston Rockets' Jason Terry, left, and Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (32) chase a loose ball during the second half of Game 1 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, May 4, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 04: Blake Griffin #32
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 04: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers battles for the basketball with Trevor Ariza #1 of the Houston Rockets during Game One in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 4, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) celebrates with teammate
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Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) celebrates with teammate Pablo Prigioni (9) during the first half of Game 1 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, Monday, May 4, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 04: Dwight Howard #12
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 04: Dwight Howard #12 of the Houston Rockets takes a shot over DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers during Game One in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 4, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 04: Blake Griffin #32
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 04: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers battles for position with Pablo Prigioni #9, Josh Smith and Clint Capela #15 of the Houston Rockets during Game One in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 4, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 04: Blake Griffin #32
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 04: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers battles for the basketball with Trevor Ariza #1 of the Houston Rockets during Game One in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 4, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 04: James Harden #13
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 04: James Harden #13 and Dwight Howard #12 of the Houston Rockets dicuss a play against the Los Angeles Clippers during Game One in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 4, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 04: Hedo Turkoglu #15
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 04: Hedo Turkoglu #15 of the Los Angeles Clippers battles under the basket with Dwight Howard #12 of the Houston Rockets during Game One in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 4, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 04: Blake Griffin #32
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 04: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers battles under the basket with Dwight Howard #12 of the Houston Rockets during Game One in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 4, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 04: James Harden #13
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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 04: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets takes the ball up the court against the Los Angeles Clippers during Game One in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 4, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Houston Rockets' James Harden, right, signs autographs prior
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Houston Rockets' James Harden, right, signs autographs prior to Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Clippers, Monday, May 4, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, center, greets
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Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, center, greets fans prior to Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets, Monday, May 4, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard, left, walks past fans
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Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard, left, walks past fans prior to Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Clippers, Monday, May 4, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks
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Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks to his players during the first half of Game 1 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Monday, May 4, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, right, talks with
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Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, right, talks with teammate Matt Barnes, left, prior to Game 1 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Monday, May 4, 2015, in Houston. Chris Paul is out for game 1 with a strained left hamstring. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Houston Rockets' Terrence Jones, right, is blocked by
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Houston Rockets' Terrence Jones, right, is blocked by Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan (6) as he tries to score during the first half of Game 1 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, May 4, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Houston Rockets' James Harden, second from left, passes
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Houston Rockets' James Harden, second from left, passes the ball over Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, center, during the first half of Game 1 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, May 4, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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