To say that James Harden could’ve been the MVP, J.J. Redick has outplayed him at the position this entire series. Not to mention that we haven’t let Harden draw fouls against us. Not getting to the foul line has prevented him from being a factor in any of the three games.
The Clippers have dominated this series, save a few quarters in game two. Still, there is no room for complacency. The Clips have taken the advantage in the series by outworking the Rockets, energy seems to be one of the biggest factors in this series. That’s why it has been great to see such huge contributions from the role players. Much of the playoff success has been won off the backs of Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. When guys like Austin Rivers, J.J. Redick and Matt Barnes are able to take over games, as they have in this series, the Clippers can take on all comers. If the Clippers get another big win from the role guys it just might be enough to break Houston’s spirit and all but put this series in the bag.