‘Clutch City’ Welcomes Game 7 At Home

By: Kiersten Ehr

Today is the time for history to be made. The Houston Rockets will play host to the Los Angeles Clippers in an epic battle at the Toyota Center in Houston.

For people who do not know the NBA (National Basketball Association) playoffs are the best out of 7. The series right now is tied 3-3- the winner today will be playing in the 2nd to last round with the last 4 teams left in contending for the championship trophy.

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Photo Credit: Jacob Bonnington

Game 7 is a make or break moment for both teams- the Rockets have surprised the nation as the underdogs who won’t give up without a fight.

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Photo Credit: Jacob Bonnington (Avid Rockets Fan- pic taken in round 2 vs. Clippers)
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Photo Credit: Michael Burgower (Another Avid Rockets Fan)- Picture taken during Game 2 vs. Dallas Mavericks in round 1.

 

Video Credit: Jacob Bonnington
James Harden autographing for fans

Rockets players to look at: 

  • James Harden (the beard guy) PPG (points per game)- 26.3 PPG*
  • Dwight Howard 17.3 PPG & 13.7 REB (Rebounds) *
  • Josh Smith 10.3 PPG*
  • Corey Brewer 10.7 PPG *
–  Josh Smith and Corey Brewer aka the BENCH were big components in the incredible comeback by Houston in Game 6 vs. the Clippers- Rockets were down 19 in the third quarter and came back to win the game. 
* the points are for the playoffs averages not regular season  stats
Video Credit: Jacob Bonnington
Pre-game warm-up

Clippers players to look at:

  • Blake Griffin, 25.4 PPG
  • Chris Paul, 21.7 PPG
  • DeAndre Jordan, 12.1 PPG & 13.1 REB
  • Jamal Crawford, 12.4 PPG
History for the Rockets
  • 2 Championships (1994,1995)
  • 4 Conference titles (1981, 1986, 1994, 1995)
  • 5 Division titles (1977, 1986, 1993, 1994, 2015)

History for the Clippers

  • 0 Championships
  • 0 Conference titles
  • 2 Division titles (2013, 2014)

The bottom line is both teams have a lot to play for as a franchise and a team. Whether it’s the Houston Rockets or the Los Angeles Clippers- this final game will be one to watch and brag about to other NBA fans.

“May the odds ever be in your favor.”- Hunger Games

This game will be televised on ABC at 2:30 p.m. CT today May 17th at the Houston Rockets arena the Toyota Center. Enjoy your Sunday and watch a little basketball. 

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