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Watch: Chris Paul fouls Dwight Howard by jumping on him in Game 7

With the Los Angeles Clippers trailing the Houston Rockets in the fourth quarter of Game 7, Chris Paul went to extreme lengths to make sure he was called for a foul on Dwight Howard.
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With the Los Angeles Clippers trailing the Houston Rockets late in the fourth quarter of Game 7, Chris Paul went to extreme lengths to make sure he was called for a foul on Dwight Howard.

The Clippers were down 104–98 with 1:26 left to play when DeAndre Jordan missed a free throw. Howard went to box Paul out and secure the rebound, and Paul responded by jumping on Howard's back to intentionally foul him and send him to the free-throw line. 

It wasn't a true example of the Hack-A-Shaq strategy, since Howard was not away from the ball, but the Clippers still sent a poor free-throw shooter to the line. 

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​Houston won the game, 113–100, and advanced to face the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals. Game 1 of that series is Tuesday.

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