Clippers Beat Rockets 117-101 in Game 1, WITHOUT CP3

I wasn’t worried about the Rockets going into this series. We’ve just been battle tested against the Spurs, and I didn’t believe that the Rockets were mentally or physically as strong as us. Plus, they have no one that can guard Chris Paul. But for us to go into their house and steal Game 1—without Chris Paul—I’m even more confident now that this series won’t last long.

Sidenote: Blake Griffin just had his third Triple Double in this year’s playoffs. Not too shabby.

ESPN:

According to ESPN Basketball Power Index, Clippers have 81 percent chance of winning series.