#NBAPlayoffs Roundup: May 17, 2015

Sucks if you’re a Clippers fan. Your team had a 3-1 series lead and then end up losing Games 5-7. To the Rockets, who, up until this point had looked listless and uninterested. 


James Harden and the Rockets succeeded in coming back from a 1-3 deficit to beat the Clippers.
(image from CBS)

Game Capsules from The Sports Network:

May 17, 2015:
Houston 113, LA Clippers 100
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Rockets followed an epic comeback with a blowout to reach the Western Conference finals for the first time since 1997. The Clippers came up short again despite looking like a sure thing last week. James Harden had 31 points, Trevor Ariza scored 22 and No. 2-seeded Houston never trailed in a 113-100 win over Los Angeles in Game 7 on Sunday afternoon, completing a stunning comeback in their semifinal series. The Rockets won three games in a row after falling behind 3-1 and moved on to face top-seeded Golden State starting Tuesday in Oakland. They closed out the series three days after stealing Game 6 from the Clippers on Thursday night by rallying from a 19-point deficit in the second half for a shocking 119-107 victory. The Clippers, in their first season under new ownership, were trying to reach the conference finals for the first time in franchise history. Instead, they were knocked out in the semifinals for the third time in four years. Dwight Howard chipped in 16 points and 15 rebounds for the Rockets, including 12 points and 11 boards in the first half. Chris Paul had 26 points and 10 assists to lead the Clippers. Blake Griffin added 27 points and 11 rebounds and DeAndre Jordan added 16 points and 17 boards.

Dwight Howard and James Harden suddenly look like a menacing duo heading into the West Finals.
(image from NBA TV)

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