Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan set an NBA playoff record with his 28 free-throw attempts in the first half of Sunday's 128-95 Game 4 win over the Houston Rockets, according to Sportsnet Stats.
Houston started intentionally fouling the 26-year-old center with eight minutes and 19 seconds remaining in the first quarter and continued using the strategy throughout much of the first half.
While Jordan made just 10 of his 28 free-throw attempts before the break, the Clippers still managed to carry a 60-54 lead into the half, thanks to solid work on defense and an otherwise efficient offense. Los Angeles then broke the game wide open in the third quarter, outscoring the Rockets 43-25 to take a commanding 103-79 lead into the final frame.
Jordan didn't even play during the fourth quarter, and he finished the game with 14 successful free throws on 34 attempts, contributing to a stat line of 26 points, 17 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block over 30 minutes.