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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green thinks his technical in Game 4 was undeserved but views Pelicans fans vigorously booing him as a good thing.
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Chris Paul has notably never played in the conference finals. His teams have squandered golden opportunities in the past.

So even after the Houston Rockets took a 3-1 series lead on the Utah Jazz, he’s not ready to think about the Western Conference finals yet. He knows that things can turn badly at a moment’s notice.

“I’ve been here before, 3-1,” Paul said on TNT immediately following the Rockets’ 100-87 win in Game 4. “(Expletive) went bad real quick.”

Paul was likely referring to the 2015 playoffs when he and the Los Angeles Clippers blew a 3-1 second-round lead to James Harden and his current Rockets teammates. Los Angeles appeared poised to close out that series after winning three of the first four games by an average of 24.7 points. Instead, Houston won the next three by double figures.

Warning: Video contains profanity.

Requested within the press convention later what he may just take from that 2015 sequence, Paul joked that he had got rid of it from his reminiscence.

“I do not know. James was once fouling. They had been dishonest,” Paul stated. “I do not take note, I do not take note. I were given that out of my mind.”

Paul got here inside one win of the convention finals as soon as ahead of in his profession — in his first playoff look. In 2008, Paul and the New Orleans Hornets took a Three-2 second-round lead at the San Antonio Spurs ahead of dropping the overall two video games of the sequence.

Paul led Houston with 27 issues and 12 rebounds Sunday evening, and Harden added 24 issues. The Rockets will glance to complete off the Jazz in Sport five again in Houston on Tuesday evening.

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