Tipping off soon on TNT is Game 1 of the Western Conference semi-finals between the Houston Rockets and the LA Clippers. The Rockets have been at rest since finishing the Mavericks in 5 games last Tuesday. Terrence Jones played a major role in Houston’s early victory. He’s one of 5 Rockets scoring in double figures so far in the postseason at 12.8 ppg and third on the team in rebounds and assists.
The Rockets split the regular season series with the Clips with two of the games being decided by five points or less. The two games the Rockets lost took place while Jones was out dealing with his various issues during the year. In the two wins he played in TJ averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks. The real T Jones is going to play a major factor in this series as he draws the task of stopping Blake Griffin.
For the Clippers the series could be decided by the health of Chris Paul. CP3 tweaked in hamstring against the Spurs but played through the injury to win game 7 for the Clips. He’s currently being listed as day-to-day but I think it’s a safe assumption that we will see the all-star point guard in action. The two teams are pretty evenly matched and both hold dreams of winning a championship this year. Buckle up folks, this should be an entertaining series as another former Cat makes a run for the Larry O’Brien trophy.