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PBT Extra: Do Clippers have mental toughness to bounce back with Game 7 win?



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What happened in the fourth quarter of Game 6 between the Clippers and Rockets is not going to be repeated. Sure, the Clippers got tight as their lead dwindled, but Blake Griffin is not going to miss point blank shots like that again. The Clippers are not going to miss good-look threes again. On the other side, the Rockets know Josh Smith hitting step-back threes like his last name is Curry is not sustainable.

But it didn’t need to be sustainable for the Rockets to force a Game 7 —now they have a deciding game on their home court. And the momentum.

Can Doc Rivers get the Clippers mentally turned around? Are Blake Griffin and Chris Paul mentally tough enough for a Game 7 on the road? They beat the Spurs in a Game 7, but can they repeat that outcome?

Or does the Clippers’ curse continue?

For the record, I’m picking the Clippers in a close one.