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Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

...on CP3 and Crawford argument in the tunnels. It all ended peacefully. Clear love between the guys, but both were clearly irked by some of the stuff that went on during the series.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Former Clippers teammates Jamal Crawford and Chris Paul exchanged heated words during the second half, after Crawford pushed Paul down to the floor with a forearm. Crawford was t'd up. Now the heated discussion in the tunnels of the Toyota Center. Not even trying to be quiet about it. Paul arguing that whatever Crawford said to him after the tech was uncalled for. Crawford pointing to another moment earlier in the series where Paul knocked him down didn't check on him. The argument is still going.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden: "It's a pretty good step for us, a step in the right direction, but we have a long way to go."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Thibodeau said Jimmy Butler didn't play in the fourth quarter because of soreness in his surgically repaired knee.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni on center Clint Capela: "In that role that he has, there's nobody better in the league."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets finish off the Timberwolves in five games. Clint Capela caps his big series with a 26-point, 15-rebound night. Jimmy Butler scores only eight points and sits the entire fourth quarter.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler has not played a second in the fourth quarter. No official word on an injury, but he's been playing hurt all series.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Virtually the entire Thunder comeback, Carmelo Anthony was on the bench. And now he's coming back in with 7:58 left.