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.
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.
- Dan Gartland