Jamal Crawford of the Clippers hides his face in the closing seconds of the Clippers’ 113-100 loss to the Houston Rockets in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals Sunday at Toyota Center in Houston/Photo by David J. Phillip, Associated Press
Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale on Sunday evening was asked to talk about the difference between the Rockets team that lost Game 1 by 16 points at Toyota Center to the team that won Game 7 by a 113-100 count there over the Clippers in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals to move on to the conference finals against Golden State.
“Game 1 and Game 7 were two different teams completely,” he said. “The Game 1 team was really lethargic, walking around and we didn’t play with much pace and force.
“The Game 7 team you saw today was the way we played most of the year. With force, with aggression.”