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Clippers, Rockets on same page in regard to intentional fouls
Clippers, Rockets on same page in regard to intentional fouls

Doc Rivers joked that he and Houston Rockets counterpart Kevin McHale had figured out how they would handle the possibility of the Western Conference semifinals getting mucked up by too many intentional fouls. "Kevin and I have the truce going of it will be the 'no hack-a-series,'" Rivers, the Clippers coach, said before Game 1 on Monday night at Toyota Center, "or it will be 'all-hacka-series.'" McHale was asked whether this was true. "Semi-hack," he said. That was about right. The strategy was occasionally used by both teams throughout the Clippers' 117-101 victory before they ensured it was not an option in the final minutes....

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