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Clippers rout Rockets 128-95 to take 3-1 series lead

Houston's strategy of intentionally fouling poor free-throw shooter DeAndre Jordan backfired in a big way. Jordan scored 26 points, making 14 of 34 free throws after attempting an NBA playoff-record 28 in the first half, and the Los Angeles Clippers won 128-95 on Sunday night to take a 3-1 series lead. "All of us kind of got freaked out by it early, and then after that we were fine," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. They certainly were. Jordan had 17 rebounds. Blake Griffin added 21 points, J.J. Redick had 18 points and Chris Paul finished with 15 points and 12 assists in the Clippers' second straight blowout win in the best-of-7 Western Conference semifinal series. ...

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