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Rockets fend off Clips with closing surge

James Harden scored 32 points to help the Rockets overcome a big first half by Blake Griffin and win Game 2, squaring the series at one game apiece.

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Shumpert is 9-for-19 from 3 in the Cavs' last 3 playoff games which is the exact same total that Love had in CLE's first 3 playoff games

Rockets withstand Paul-less Clippers

James Harden scored 32 and Dwight Howard posted a double-double of 24 points and 16 boards to halt the Clippers and even the series.

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"We had them on the ropes!" Doc Rivers says as he leaves the press conference room. "We had them on the ropes!"

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Rockets are 1st team in NBA postseason history to win a game despite missing at least 20 free throw attempts and 20 3-point attempts (Elias)

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Final: Rockets 115, Clippers 109

Despite Blake Griffin's 34 points, James Harden (32 points) willed the Rockets to a must-win vs. the Clippers to even the series at 1-1. Houston set franchise playoff records for FTs made (42) and FTs shot (64) to atone for its lowest 3-point FG percentage (19.2) in any game this season. Box score

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Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Clippers are within six with 2:11 left. Pretty amazing considering they've really only played one good quarter. Oh, and no Chris Paul.

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

The Clippers have gotten 20 combined minutes from Lester Hudson, Hedo Turkoglu, Dahntay Jones and Ekpe Udoh tonight.

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

The Clippers have played sloppy and careless in the 2nd half but they're still within 8. Rockets 109 Clippers 101 with 3:17 left in the 4th.