Sports

Clippers Complete Epic Collapse with 113-100 Game 7 Loss to Rockets

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

Ben Bolch, LOS ANGELES TIMES

 
(Los Angeles Times) — The game wasn’t over when Chris Paul made his congratulatory rounds. There was a hug for James Harden and a hand slap for Dwight Howard before the Clippers point guard returned to the bench momentarily, only to walk back onto the court and embrace Trevor Ariza.

Paul lingered for the final, agonizing 18 seconds of his season before confetti and streamers poured into the Toyota Center air and he disappeared into one more bummer of a summer.

Another playoff party went on without the Clippers, who completed their colossal collapse Sunday with a 113-100 loss to the Houston Rockets in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals.

Declared NBA title favorites as recently as a week ago, the Clippers dropped the final three games in a bizarre series in which they won a game on the road without Paul, prevailed in home games by 25 and 33 points and were leading by 19 points late in the third quarter of a potential close-out Game 6 they ended up losing by 12.

 

READ MORE

###

Tags
Show More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Back to top button

My News Matters to me - Washington Informer Donations

Be a Part of The Washington Informer Legacy

A donation of your choice empowers our journalists to continue the work to better inform, educate and empower you through technology and resources that you use.

Click Here Today to Support Black Press and be a part of the Legacy!

Subscribe today for free and be the first to have news and information delivered directly to your inbox.

Select list(s) to subscribe to


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact
Close

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker