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Houston Rockets play like the tired team in series opener against Clippers
Houston Rockets play like the tired team in series opener against Clippers

Kevin McHale ripped through the core of his entire Houston Rockets team, his language succinctly getting to the point. McHale had just watched the short-handed Clippers tear apart the well-rested Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, and that made the Rockets coach grow more incensed as he talked about his team's 117-101 loss at Toyota Center. "They kicked our ass," a visibly upset McHale said. "That's the bottom line." The Rockets had five days off to rest after beating the Dallas Mavericks in the first round, and yet they played like the tired team. The Clippers played Saturday night, jumped on a plane Sunday and had to play Monday...

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