Grab, pull, tug.
Push, shove, hold.
The Houston Rockets made the mistake of intentionally annoying the bully on the block, who shrugged and clobbered them with lobs and dunks and the kind of resolve that cannot be measured by any analytics savant.
Send DeAndre Jordan to the free-throw line all you want. It won't compensate for every other factor that highlighted the Clippers' continued superiority Sunday evening at Staples Center during a 128-95 thrashing of the Rockets in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals.
The Clippers have won in back-to-back blowouts because they embraced defense and finishing around the rim and another humongous third-quarter surge....