The Clippers and Rockets are set to tip off their Western Conference Semifinal series tonight in Houston. And while much of the attention will be on team leaders James Harden and Chris Paul, there are two impactful big men in this series, too. The play of Dwight Howard and Blake Griffin will undoubtedly go a long way in determining which team moves on to the Conference Finals, and Howard has a lot of respect for Griffin’s athleticism and motor.

Dwight even compared Blake to an “Energizer Bunny.” From Mark Berman of FOX Houston via Twitter:

Can’t wait to see these two do battle in the post (dawg).