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Clippers take third quarter lead to bank

Did Jamal Crawford call "bank" on his 3-pointer off the glass near the end of the 3rd? It counted either way, and the Clippers lead the Rockets 83-77. But keep an eye on Blake Griffin, who picked up his fourth foul. Follow live

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Russillo @ryenarussillo

Some series the better teams know they are better, then close it out. We will see if Houston is one of those teams tonight.

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Clippers are 5-5 on 3-pointers in the third quarter after shooting 2-15 on them in the first half.

Turnovers tell the story of Game 1

Chris Paul can't be enjoying himself on the Clippers bench, as the two teams have combined for 35 turnovers already. The Rockets hold a one-possession lead midway through the third quarter. Follow live

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J.A. Adande @jadande

That was 1 of those defensive plays Dwight Howard doesn't get statistical credit for. Blake saw him, didn't shoot & threw the ball away

Bulls outplayed LeBron when it mattered

ESPN's Brian Windhorst: “If you want to get down to the nitty-gritty in this game: LeBron James was unable to impact it at all down the stretch. His numbers ended up looking OK … but he only had 7 points in the whole second half.”

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Halftime: Rockets 50, Clippers 46

It was the lowest scoring first half of the postseason for the Rockets, but they still lead by four at the break, behind 11 points from Dwight Howard and Trevor Ariza. Follow live

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Smart move by Doc Rivers to foul to ensure the last possession of the half. Coaches don't do this enough.

Hack-A-Shaq comes to Houston

After having it used against him in the opening round, Doc Rivers decided to get in on the action, intentionally fouling Josh Smith to send him to the line. Smith went 1-for-2, and the Rockets immediately fouled DeAndre Jordan, who missed both free throws. Follow live

Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

Rockets doing a good job of putting two on the ball when Crawford has it. He's turned it over at least three times.

Dwight coming alive in 2nd quarter

Dwight Howard was held scoreless in the first quarter, but the Rockets' center has seven points midway through the second quarter and smacked away a DeAndre Jordan shot (Jordan blocked Howard earlier in the frame). Houston leads by single digits with less than 4 remaining in the half. Follow live

J.A. Adande @jadande

Chris Paul had 2 turnovers through the 1st 3 games of the Spurs series. Jamal Crawford has 4 turnovers in 1st half tonight

Bulls take Game 1 in Cleveland

Despite a game-high 30 points from Kyrie Irving, the short-handed Cavs never led as they dropped Game 1 to Derrick Rose (25 points) and the Bulls 99-92.

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