Run It Back -- 2015 Clippers-Rockets, Western Conference Finals

Run It Back -- 2015 Clippers-Rockets, Western Conference Finals

This article is part of our Fantasy Basketball Podcast series.

Nick Whalen, James Anderson and Alex Barutha look back on the seven-game series between the Clippers and Rockets and attempt to answer the following questions (and many more):

  • Was this the Clippers' last real chance at a title?
  • Was this version of the Rockets better-equipped to win in the playoffs?
  • How close was the 2015 MVP race?
  • Why were Hedo Turkoglu's socks so short?
  • Was Jamal Crawford overrated?
  • Which team had the better supporting cast?
  • Was Trevor Ariza the perfect Houston Rocket?
  • Could the Clippers have taken down the 2015 Warriors in the Conference Finals?
  • How did Chris Paul somehow end up on the Rockets just three years later?
  • Should Josh Smith have won an MVP?
  • How many MVPs should Josh Smith have?

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
James Anderson
James Anderson is RotoWire's Lead Prospect Analyst, Assistant Baseball Editor, and co-host of Farm Fridays on Sirius/XM radio and the RotoWire Prospect Podcast.
Alex Barutha
Alex is RotoWire's NBA Assistant Editor. He writes articles about daily fantasy, year-long fantasy and sports betting. You can hear him on the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Sirius XM, DraftKings Live and other platforms. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
Nick Whalen
RotoWire's NBA Editor and host of the RotoWire NBA Podcast. Nick was awarded the FSWA Best Podcast -- All Sports award in 2017 and 2018. Many years ago, Stromile Swift gave Nick his unbelievably sweaty headband after a preseason game. Despite its failure to match his school colors, Nick went on to wear that headband for the entirety of his sixth grade basketball season. Catch Nick on Twitter @wha1en.
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