Beijing time today, the Rockets beat the Clippers 101-96 at home, although the final score is not big, but the Rockets played relatively easy during the game.
In the first quarter, the Rockets entered the state not too fast. The Clippers apparently made a full preparation for the fight, so the score was very tight, but even the average rocket, they still lead the Clippers at the end of the festival, while the Clippers This is obviously a feeling that it is already supernormal.
In the 4th game, the Rockets only scored in the second quarter (19-25). In the second half, the Clippers once hit a small climax. They had led the Rockets by 12 points, but the Rockets did not panic, although Paul himself. There were some problems with emotional control, but the Rockets didn’t let him attack at this important chase, but they used Gordon and Harden to attack. This is the luxury of today’s rockets. Harden’s layup, Gordon’s three-pointer, Capella’s dunks… From 54-66 behind, to 66-66, it’s easy, the Rockets tied in less than two and a half minutes. The score, you can’t even feel that they have made a force, it seems that it is just a dozen, a wave of flow appears, the score is equalized, and then overtake, this is the rocket’s most terrible thing.
After turning the tone of victory to his side, the Rockets’ performance was particularly stable. Harden’s one-shot victory at the crucial moment of the final 29.4 seconds made the old Clippers completely dream. Think about a few years ago, the Clippers also led the Rockets 3-1 in the playoffs, and now, the league’s first rocket to send the Clippers lost their ninth in the West.
Because the Rockets win, and the second-placed squad loses in the Southwest Division, they are unable to catch up with the Rockets in the winning streak. (The two teams have the same 14 games, and the total victory is only 53 wins, and the Rockets are today. After winning the game, it has reached 54 wins.) Losing the last chance to get the first place in the division, the Rockets also successfully locked the Southwest Championship.
This is the sixth time in the history of the Rockets’ 51-year team to win the division championship. The previous several times were 1977, 1986, 1993, 1994, and 2015.
Of course, the Rockets may not care too much about the division champions. After all, what they want most is the championship. And what about the performance of the Rockets in the past five games that have won the division championship in the playoffs?
In 1977, the division where the Rockets were located was in the Central District. At that time, they scored a record of 49 wins and 33 losses and won the division championship. In the playoffs, they defeated the Washington Bullets 4-2, then lost 2-4 to the Philadelphia 76ers. In 1986, the Rockets scored 51 wins and 31 losses, won the Central and Western District Championships, they beat the Kings 3-0 in the first round of the playoffs, they beat the Nuggets 4-2 in the second round, they were again in the Western Conference finals 4- 1 won the Lakers and entered the finals in one fell swoop. Unfortunately, they lost 2-4 to the Celtics and missed the championship.
In 1993, the Rockets scored 55 wins and 27 losses and won the Central and Western Conference Championships, but they stopped earlier in the playoffs. In the first round they defeated the Clippers 3-2, and they won the Supersonics in the second round. Seven, the final 3-4 defeat. In the following 1994 season, the Rockets played a strong performance of 58 wins and 24 losses and won the division championship. In the playoffs, they ushered in glory. In the first round they defeated the Blazers 3-1, the second round 4-3 wins the Sun, the Western Conference Finals Rockets 4-1 win the Jazz, the Finals they and the Knicks fight seven, and finally 4-3 Win, win the championship.
Another time is 2015, the Rockets played 56 wins and 26 losses, won the championship in the Southwest Division, the first round of the playoffs 4-1 eliminated the Lone Ranger, the second round 4-3 wins the Clippers, the Western Conference finals they 1-4 Lost to the Warriors.
It seems that the previous five times when the Rockets took the division title, they have advanced to the Western Conference Finals three times, including two finals and one championship. The Rockets this season are also regarded as the favourites to win the championship. I wonder if this division champion is It means that the rocket has basically stabilized into the West…
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