CLIPPERS VS. ROCKETS
56-26 (Home: 30-11; Road: 26-15; Playoffs: 4-1)
56-26 (Home: 30-11, Road: 26-15; Playoffs: 4-3)
Season series: 2-2.
Key stat: The
Outlook: Will Lakers fans start rooting for the Clippers now? The Clippers are facing a Houston team with the one player the Lakers' fan base loathes — Howard. Paul played remarkably through Game 7 with a strained left hamstring, but his health in this series will be a key for the Clippers. Coach