Pau holds on to the ball
With 21 points, 10 rebounds and zero turnovers Monday, Pau Gasol became just the third Bulls player in the last 30 years to have at least 20 points and 10 rebounds without turning the ball over in a playoff game.
NBA draft to be held in Brooklyn
June's draft will be at the Barclays Center for the third straight season, according to the New York Post. The Nets have pick Nos. 29 and 41, while the Knicks will pick in the top 5 and have a chance to claim the top spot.
Ethan Strauss @SherwoodStrauss
"Miami sneaks up on you. Or do we change? And find ourselves sneaking up.." Bourdain's show has gotten increasingly opaque
Griffin's triple-double powers Clippers
Los Angeles forward Blake Griffin collected 26 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists for his second straight triple-double. lifting the Chris Paul-less Clippers to a 117-101 victory over Houston in Game 1.
Rivers pokes fun at Rockets fans' silence
Houston took an early lead on Los Angeles, and Rockets fans let the Clippers bench know about it. But when things got quiet as the Clips pulled in front, coach Doc Rivers wondered where the noise went ... and encouraged more booing.
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Blake Griffin: 1st player with back-to-back triple-doubles in postseason since Jason Kidd in 2002
Howard flies by Griffin for the slam
Although his Rockets fell to the Clippers, Houston C Dwight Howard got the best of Blake Griffin on this late rotation as he soared to the rim for an emphatic dunk.
Michael Wilbon @RealMikeWilbon
No way I'd play CP3 in Game 2 after taking opener in Houston. What a poor performance by the Rockets, all the way around...
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Griffin is the 3rd non-guard in NBA history with back-to-back playoff triple-doubles. (Havlicek in 1968, Chamberlain twice in 1967)via ELIAS
Clippers steal a Game 1 win
No Chris Paul? No problem for Los Angeles, as Blake Griffin tallied his second straight triple-double to lead the Clippers to a 117-101 win over the Rockets. It's Griffin's third triple-double of the postseason. Box score
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
Figured the Clippers would lose this one by 20, even if Chris Paul played. Amazed they were able to refocus so quickly after Game 7.
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
Chris Paul high-fiving all his teammates on the bench. "1-0!" he says. "1-0!"
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Ricky Rubio @rickyrubio9
BlakeGriffin stepping up this postseason.