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Clippers rally, grab road win over Rockets


By Matt Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Friday March 26, 2010 12:42AM

HOUSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Los Angeles Clippers entered Thursday's matchup with the Houston Rockets losers of 11 straight road games overall and five in a row at Toyota Center ? hardly the ideal situation for snapping any losing streak.

Maybe that's why interim coach Kim Hughes let out a smirk and sigh of relief after earning his first road victory as Clippers head coach.

L.A. overcame a 12-point first-quarter deficit with force, outmuscling an injury-ridden Rockets squad to an ugly 99-93 victory before a crowd of 15,201.

"I don't consider it my win, but it feels good after putting in hard work," said Hughes, who replaced Mike Dunleavy after Dunleavy resigned Feb. 4. "We made some adjustments. Some guys came off the bench and played really well.

"I thought we played defense the whole time. Even though we couldn't make shots, I thought we made the right plays [and] right passes. I think this is a starting point for showing the right way to play."

Craig Smith came off the bench to pace the Clippers' attack, recording season highs of 25 points and 10 rebounds. His aggressive approach in the first quarter quickly spread to his teammates, as they all used their strength to wear down Houston and its zone defense.

"We knew that Houston was coming off a game last night where they got beat up pretty good," Smith said. "We wanted to be very physical.

"The basket [looked] really big, and I asserted myself and the guys got me the ball in good spots. I worked hard defensively and hit the boards hard."

The Clippers (27-45) didn't need the overwhelming offensive effort usually required for them to win away from home. Instead, they took advantage of a Houston (36-35) squad that played without starting shooting guard Kevin Martin (sore shoulder).

After scoring 28 points on 11-of-24 shooting in the first quarter, the Rockets' offense began to experience difficulty matching up with a bigger and more physical L.A. squad. Houston scored only 15 points in the second quarter on 33.3 percent shooting, displaying a preview of how the rest of the Rockets' night went.

Rough-and-tumble play around the basket and maintaining a slow tempo has been a successful formula for Houston's opponents all season. So it wasn't surprising that Thursday's loss dropped the Rockets to 1-12 this season when they shoot worse than 40 percent.

L.A. crushed Houston on the glass (56-42) and blocked nine shots en route to containing the Rockets to 39.8 percent shooting overall. The Clippers' size advantage also led to 15 second-chance opportunities, allowing L.A. to overcome its own lackluster shooting (42.4 percent) and prevent Houston from jump starting its transition offense.

"I thought we did a good job on the boards," said Chris Kaman, who snatched 12 defensive rebounds. "We really hustled and got the loose balls ... If we're in the game toward the end, we usually play pretty well."

A lackluster effort from the free-throw line didn't help Houston's cause, as the Rockets missed 10 of 27 attempts. Once players such as Smith (10-of-13 shooting) and Baron Davis (16 points, team-high eight assists) took command in the fourth quarter, Houston was gassed. In fact, all five Rockets on the court used nearly every whistle to hold their hips and catch their breath.

"It feels good to get a road win," said Drew Gooden, who grabbed seven of his team-high 14 rebounds on the offensive end. "I think they just ran out of gas ... and we took advantage of it."

For the Rockets, who have now lost four of their last five games to fall six games behind Portland for the Western Conference's final playoff spot, Thursday's loss is another damaging blow to their slim postseason hopes. With only two games remaining against teams below .500, Houston must rip off a miraculous win streak to sneak into the postseason.

In addition to Martin's absence, Jordan Hill (sprained left ankle), Jared Jeffries (sore Achilles' left tendon) and David Andersen (back) sat out for the second straight game. Shane Battier (knee) missed his third consecutive contest.

For Rockets coach Rick Adelman, who distributed minutes among only eight players Thursday, that creates a great deal of uncertainty on both sides of the court. But he's not making any excuses for his team's recent downturn.

"We have to play with what we have. We have six guys out," Adelman said. "We tried to maintain the tempo of the game, and again, you've got to be really good. And we didn't shoot the ball well enough tonight.

"Our guys played hard. We had some breakdowns in the fourth quarter ... [The Clippers] made some big shots down the stretch."

After entering the fourth trailing 70-69, the Clippers limited the Rockets to shots from the perimeter to build an 88-81 lead with 2:39 remaining. Houston crept within 89-86 on an Ariza 3-pointer with 2:04 left to play, but Davis responded with a 20-foot pull-up jumper and a 3-point bomb from more than 25 feet away to push the L.A. advantage to 95-88 with 17.7 seconds remaining.

"It was [a] much needed [win]. It's been tough for us to stay close in games we've played on the road," Davis said. "We were able to stay close, and when we do, we have the confidence to win down the stretch. We didn't turn the ball over in the fourth quarter and we got stops in the end."

Clippers
Rockets
     
    • 42.4%

    • 39.8%

    • 32.1%

    • 26.1%

    • 69.2%

    • 63.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAC HOU
Total Rebounds 8 14
Offensive Rebounds 15 9
Turnovers 15 8
Fast Break Pts: 11 8
Biggest Lead: 7 12
Points in the Paint: 48 40
LAC HOU
p Smith   25 2 players   18
rb Gooden   14 Scola   14
a Davis   8 Brooks   9
s Smith   2 Ariza   3
b 4 players   2 2 players   1
 
  • 12/22 - HOU @ LAC
  • 01/26 - LAC @ HOU
  • 03/02 - HOU @ LAC
  • 04/09 - LAC @ HOU
Los Angeles Clippers (29-53)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Butler F-G 32:15 2-10 1-7 0-0 -7 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 5
D. Gooden C-F 26:37 7-14 0-0 3-3 -17 7 7 14 2 0 0 3 0 0 17
C. Kaman C 24:35 2-9 0-0 0-0 -11 0 12 12 2 2 0 4 2 2 4
E. Gordon G 40:13 5-15 3-9 1-1 +3 0 3 3 4 1 1 3 1 0 14
B. Davis G 34:26 5-12 2-5 4-4 -3 0 3 3 8 3 1 1 0 0 16
S. Novak   15:58 2-3 2-3 0-0 +9 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 6
D. Jordan   18:59 2-3 0-0 3-6 +16 4 4 8 0 3 0 1 2 0 7
S. Blake   13:52 1-5 1-3 2-2 +8 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 1 0 5
C. Smith   25:31 10-13 0-0 5-10 +25 4 6 10 2 4 2 0 2 0 25
T. Outlaw   07:34 0-1 0-1 0-0 +7 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
B. Brown DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Collins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-85 9-28 18-26   15 41 56 22 19 4 15 10 2 99
  42.4% 32.1% 69.2%   team rebs: 8 total to: 15
Houston Rockets (42-40)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza G 40:53 7-20 3-10 1-3 -5 0 8 8 8 4 3 3 1 2 18
L. Scola F-C 42:00 7-21 0-0 2-4 -1 4 10 14 3 5 2 0 0 3 16
C. Hayes C-F 37:16 3-4 0-0 0-0 -4 3 6 9 3 3 1 0 1 0 6
C. Budinger F-G 28:36 6-12 2-6 0-0 +4 0 3 3 1 4 0 1 0 1 14
A. Brooks G 38:20 6-15 1-5 5-8 +6 0 3 3 9 4 1 2 0 1 18
K. Lowry   29:53 3-8 0-2 8-8 -16 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 14
J. Taylor   06:36 1-2 0-0 0-2 -6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
M. Harris   16:26 2-6 0-0 1-2 -8 2 1 3 1 2 1 1 0 1 5
H. Armstrong DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Hill DND - Sprained left ankle
J. Jeffries DND - Strained left Achilles
K. Martin DND - Sore left shoulder
Total   240 35-88 6-23 17-27   9 33 42 26 24 9 8 2 10 93
  39.8% 26.1% 63.0%   team rebs: 14 total to: 8

inactive

  • Clippers: Griffin, Skinner
  • Rockets: Andersen, Battier, Yao

technical fouls

  • Clippers: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 15
  • Times Tied: 11

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #74 Curtis Blair, #23 Jason Phillips
  • Attendance: 15201
  • Duration: 2:23
Los Angeles Clippers (28-45) Houston Rockets (36-36)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Scola vs Gooden (Brooks gains possession)
  11:38
[HOU 2-0]
Scola Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  11:19  
  11:18 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:03 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:01  
Kaman Jump Shot: Missed  10:50  
  10:49 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:24 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:23  
Gooden Layup Shot: Missed  10:14  
Gooden Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:13  
  10:13 Budinger Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Gooden Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:13
[LAC 1-2]
 
Gooden Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:13
[LAC 2-2]
 
  10:01
[HOU 4-2]
Brooks Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Davis (1 AST)  09:54
[LAC 5-4]
 
  09:46
[HOU 6-5]
Budinger Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
  09:34 Scola Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Kaman (1 AST)  09:25
[LAC 8-6]
 
  09:07 Brooks Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  09:06 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:03 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kaman (1 BLK) 
  09:03 Team Rebound 
  09:01
[HOU 8-8]
Brooks Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Gooden Jump Shot: Missed  08:47  
  08:46 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:37 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:36  
Gordon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST)  08:22  
  08:19
[HOU 10-8]
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  07:57  
Gooden Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:52  
Gooden Tip Shot: Missed  07:51  
Gooden Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  07:49  
Gooden Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:49
[LAC 10-10]
 
  07:38
[HOU 12-10]
Hayes Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Kaman Jump Shot: Missed  07:17  
Gooden Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  07:15  
Gooden Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:15
[LAC 12-12]
 
  06:58 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  06:56  
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  06:49  
  06:48 Team Rebound 
  06:38
[HOU 14-12]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST) 
  06:28 Hayes Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  06:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
Davis 3pt Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:12 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:55 Scola Layup Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:54  
Kaman Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hayes (1 BLK)  05:46  
  05:44 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Butler Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:33  
  05:33 Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:33 Team Rebound 
  05:33
[HOU 15-12]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Kaman Layup Shot: Missed  05:18  
  05:16 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Davis Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:05  
  05:05
[HOU 16-12]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:05
[HOU 17-12]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Gordon Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  04:51  
  04:49 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:41
[HOU 20-12]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  04:25  
  04:24 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:16 Budinger Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kaman (2 BLK) 
Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:14  
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:04 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:57 Budinger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gordon (1 ST) 
Gordon Layup Shot: Missed  03:49  
  03:48 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:38 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:37 Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:35
[HOU 22-12]
Ariza Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:35  
Kaman Substitution replaced by Novak  03:35  
Gordon Substitution replaced by Jordan  03:35  
  03:35 Budinger Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Jordan Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gooden (1 AST)  03:19
[LAC 14-22]
 
  03:07
[HOU 24-14]
Lowry Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hayes (2 AST) 
Novak 3pt Shot: Missed  02:47  
  02:46 Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:37
[HOU 26-14]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ariza (4 AST) 
Novak 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gooden (2 AST)  02:24
[LAC 17-26]
 
  02:08 Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (1 BLK) 
Gooden Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  02:06  
Davis Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:00
[LAC 19-26]
 
  01:35 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:33  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  01:28  
  01:27 Team Rebound 
Jordan Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:12  
  01:12
[HOU 27-19]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Davis Substitution replaced by Blake  01:12  
  01:12 Brooks Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  01:12
[HOU 28-19]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  00:58.9  
  00:57.9 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:49.9 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed 
Novak Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:48.8  
Blake 3pt Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:28.9  
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  00:21.8  
Gooden Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  00:16.9  
Gooden Tip Shot: Missed  00:14.9  
  00:13.9 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.0 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Los Angeles Clippers (28-45) Houston Rockets (36-36)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:50 Lowry Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Blake (1 AST)  11:44
[LAC 22-28]
 
  11:27 Ariza Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  11:27 Hayes Substitution replaced by Harris 
Blake Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:10  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:08  
Smith Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:05
[LAC 24-28]
 
Jordan Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:58  
  10:58 Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:58 Team Rebound 
  10:58 Ariza Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  10:58 Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gordon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:58  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  10:36  
  10:36 Team Rebound 
Jordan Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  10:36  
Jordan Substitution replaced by Kaman  10:36  
  10:20 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:18  
Gordon Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST)  10:11  
Novak Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:08  
  10:08 Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:08 Team Rebound 
  10:08 Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:07  
Blake Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harris (1 ST)  09:45  
  09:34 Scola Layup Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:31  
Kaman Jump Shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:19 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:08
[HOU 30-24]
Lowry Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Blake 3pt Shot: Missed  08:51  
  08:50 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:43
[HOU 32-24]
Taylor Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:33  
Novak Substitution replaced by Outlaw  08:33  
Kaman Hook Shot: Missed  08:20  
  08:18 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:05 Taylor Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gordon (1 BLK) 
Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:03  
Smith Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Blake (2 AST)  07:58
[LAC 26-32]
 
Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:52  
  07:52 Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:52 Team Rebound 
  07:52
[HOU 33-26]
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Blake Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Scola (1 ST)  07:35  
  07:27 Lowry Jump Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:26  
Smith Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Kaman (2 AST)  07:16
[LAC 28-33]
 
  07:09 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:08  
Smith Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:55
[LAC 30-33]
 
  06:36 Scola Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:36  
  06:36 Scola Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Blake Substitution replaced by Davis  06:36  
  06:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:36 Scola Substitution replaced by Hayes 
  06:36 Budinger Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  06:36 Taylor Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Davis 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Outlaw (1 AST)  06:17
[LAC 33-33]
 
  06:00
[HOU 35-33]
Hayes Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST) 
Outlaw 3pt Shot: Missed  05:44  
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:43  
Davis 3pt Shot: Missed  05:36  
  05:35 Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Outlaw Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:31  
  05:31 Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:31 Team Rebound 
  05:31 Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:30  
Kaman Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Davis (2 AST)  05:18
[LAC 35-35]
 
  04:59 Hayes Layup Shot: Missed 
Outlaw Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:58  
Gordon Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  04:52  
  04:41
[HOU 37-35]
Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Kaman Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Davis (3 AST)  04:24
[LAC 37-37]
 
  04:00
[HOU 39-37]
Harris Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ariza (5 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gordon (1 AST)  03:49
[LAC 39-39]
 
  03:33 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK) 
  03:33 Team Rebound 
  03:33 Harris Substitution replaced by Scola 
  03:33 Jump Ball Ariza vs Smith (Brooks gains possession) 
  03:25
[HOU 41-39]
Brooks Step Back Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  03:13 Hayes Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:13  
Team Rebound  03:13  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:13
[LAC 40-41]
 
Smith Substitution replaced by Gooden  03:10  
  03:03 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
Outlaw Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:02  
Kaman Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  02:43  
  02:39 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST) 
Kaman Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  02:26  
Kaman Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:26  
  02:26 Timeout : Official 
  02:05 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  02:04  
Gooden Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:46
[LAC 42-41]
 
  01:25
[HOU 43-42]
Ariza Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST) 
Kaman Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  01:20  
  01:11 Scola Layup Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  01:10  
Gooden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:58.8  
Outlaw Substitution replaced by Smith  00:58.8  
Kaman Substitution replaced by Butler  00:58.8  
  00:42.9 Ariza Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  00:40.9  
Smith Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Davis (4 AST)  00:28.1
[LAC 44-43]
 
  00:03.9 Brooks Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  00:02.9 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:01.9 Scola Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  00:00.4  
End of 2nd Quarter
Los Angeles Clippers (28-45) Houston Rockets (36-36)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Gooden Layup Shot: Missed  11:46  
  11:45 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  11:27 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  11:25  
  11:18 Budinger Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  11:18
[LAC 45-43]
 
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  11:18
[LAC 46-43]
 
  10:58
[HOU 45-46]
Budinger Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Scola (2 AST) 
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  10:41  
Gooden Rebound (Off:6 Def:6)  10:40  
Gooden Tip Shot: Missed  10:40  
  10:38 Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  10:31
[HOU 47-46]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brooks (5 AST) 
Davis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Scola (2 ST)  10:10  
  09:47
[HOU 49-46]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ariza (6 AST) 
Hayes Violation:Kicked Ball  09:31  
Kaman Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed Block: Ariza (1 BLK)  09:21  
  09:18 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:14 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  09:13  
Gooden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (3 ST)  08:59  
  08:53
[HOU 52-46]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ariza (7 AST) 
Kaman Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (4 TO)  08:31  
  08:18
[HOU 54-46]
Hayes Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  08:17  
Kaman Substitution replaced by Smith  08:17  
Butler Step Back Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:59
[LAC 48-54]
 
  07:33
[HOU 57-48]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brooks (6 AST) 
Gordon Layup Shot: Missed  07:17  
  07:16 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:57 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gordon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:56  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  06:36  
  06:35 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  06:23 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:22 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  06:22
[HOU 59-48]
Scola Putback Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Gooden Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Davis (5 AST)  06:03
[LAC 50-59]
 
  05:41 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:40  
Davis Layup Shot: Missed  05:26  
Gooden Rebound (Off:7 Def:6)  05:25  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  05:16  
Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  05:15  
Gooden Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Davis (6 AST)  05:11
[LAC 52-59]
 
  05:11 Hayes Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  05:11 Team Timeout : Regular 
Butler Substitution replaced by Novak  05:11  
Gooden Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  05:11
[LAC 53-59]
 
  04:54
[HOU 61-53]
Ariza Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Novak Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:54  
Gooden Substitution replaced by Jordan  04:54  
  04:54
[HOU 62-53]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Ariza Violation:Kicked Ball  04:34  
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  04:30
[LAC 56-62]
 
  04:16 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Gordon Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:14  
  04:09 Budinger Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Novak 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  04:04
[LAC 59-62]
 
  03:51
[HOU 65-59]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Scola (3 AST) 
Davis Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:33
[LAC 61-65]
 
  03:10 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:09  
Jordan Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Davis (7 AST)  02:56
[LAC 63-65]
 
  02:42
[HOU 67-63]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Brooks (7 AST) 
Smith Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Gordon (2 AST)  02:31
[LAC 65-67]
 
  02:20 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Smith Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Gordon (3 AST)  02:18
[LAC 67-67]
 
  02:18 Ariza Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:18  
  02:18 Budinger Substitution replaced by Lowry 
  02:18 Hayes Substitution replaced by Harris 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS)  02:18
[LAC 68-67]
 
  01:53 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  01:52  
Jordan Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  01:45  
Team Rebound  01:45  
  01:35 Brooks Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:35  
Team Rebound  01:35  
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:35
[LAC 69-67]
 
  01:16 Harris Hook Shot: Missed 
  01:15 Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  01:13 Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (2 BLK) 
  01:13 Team Rebound 
  01:00
[HOU 69-69]
Lowry Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST) 
Davis Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
  00:51.9 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:33.9 Scola Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:32.6 Team Rebound 
Davis Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  00:32.6  
Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:27.5  
  00:27.5
[HOU 70-69]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:27.5 Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  00:26.8  
  00:26.8 Harris Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:26.8  
Team Rebound  00:26.8  
Davis Substitution replaced by Blake  00:26.8  
Novak Substitution replaced by Butler  00:26.8  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:26.8  
Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:25.9  
Smith Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
  00:03.5 Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
End of 3rd Quarter
Los Angeles Clippers (28-45) Houston Rockets (36-36)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:42
[HOU 72-69]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Blake 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Novak (1 AST)  11:15
[LAC 72-72]
 
  10:56 Scola Hook Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  10:54  
Jordan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  10:42  
  10:28 Harris Layup Shot: Missed Block: Butler (1 BLK) 
Novak Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:25  
  10:15 Scola Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  10:15
[LAC 73-72]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:15  
  10:14 Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  10:08 Ariza Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  10:08 Ariza Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  10:08 Ariza Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Smith Substitution replaced by Gooden  10:08  
Blake Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:49 Team Rebound 
  09:49 Jordan Violation:Kicked Ball 
  09:32 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:30 Scola Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  09:30 Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Butler (2 BLK) 
Gooden Rebound (Off:7 Def:7)  09:26  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  09:11  
  09:10 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:00 Harris Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  09:00 Harris Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Blake Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  08:43  
  08:43 Timeout : Official 
  08:43 Scola Substitution replaced by Hayes 
  08:32
[HOU 74-73]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Hayes (3 AST) 
Gooden Running Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  08:04
[LAC 75-74]
 
  07:48 Lowry Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  07:48 Lowry Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Novak Substitution replaced by Gordon  07:48  
Gooden Jump Shot: Missed  07:30  
Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  07:29  
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  07:25  
  07:24 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Blake Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:23  
  07:23 Brooks Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  07:09 Lowry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Blake (1 BLK) 
Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  07:08  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  07:01  
  07:00 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  06:56 Lowry Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:55 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:53 Harris Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:52 Harris Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:52
[HOU 76-75]
Harris Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Harris Violation:Defensive Goaltending  06:38  
Gooden Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  06:38
[LAC 77-76]
 
  06:19 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  06:18  
Gordon Jump Shot: Missed  06:08  
Jordan Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  06:07  
Gooden Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Hayes (1 ST)  05:54  
  05:48 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:47  
  05:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gooden Substitution replaced by Kaman  05:47  
Jordan Substitution replaced by Smith  05:47  
  05:47 Harris Substitution replaced by Scola 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  05:39
[LAC 79-76]
 
  05:39 Scola Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS)  05:39
[LAC 80-76]
 
Blake Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:29  
  05:29
[HOU 77-80]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Blake Substitution replaced by Davis  05:29  
  05:29
[HOU 78-80]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  05:18 Ariza Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Gordon Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:13
[LAC 82-78]
 
  04:51 Budinger Layup Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:11)  04:50  
Gordon Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Davis (8 AST)  04:47
[LAC 84-78]
 
  04:47 Ariza Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  04:47
[LAC 85-78]
 
  04:39 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:12)  04:38  
  04:19 Budinger Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:15 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:12 Brooks Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:04 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
Davis Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:53  
  03:53 Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling 
  03:53
[HOU 79-85]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:53
[HOU 80-85]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:38 Scola Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
Smith Foul : Personal (3 PF)  03:38  
  03:26 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:25  
Smith Reverse Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Gordon (4 AST)  03:08
[LAC 87-80]
 
Kaman Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:57  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:57  
Kaman Substitution replaced by Jordan  02:57  
  02:57
[HOU 81-87]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  02:57 Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  02:56  
  02:39 Scola Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:39  
Team Rebound  02:39  
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:39
[LAC 88-81]
 
  02:27
[HOU 83-88]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Brooks (8 AST) 
  02:20 Brooks Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:20
[LAC 89-83]
 
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:20  
  02:19 Scola Rebound (Off:4 Def:10) 
  02:04
[HOU 86-89]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Brooks (9 AST) 
Davis 3pt Shot: Missed  01:36  
Smith Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  01:34  
  01:34 Brooks Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS)  01:34
[LAC 90-86]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:34  
  01:33 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  01:25 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:24 Hayes Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  01:07 Scola Layup Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  01:06  
Davis Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:46.7
[LAC 92-86]
 
  00:46.7 Team Timeout : Regular 
Smith Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:40.1  
  00:40.1
[HOU 87-92]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:40.1
[HOU 88-92]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Davis 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:17.7
[LAC 95-88]
 
  00:17.7 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:17.7 Hayes Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Jordan Substitution replaced by Blake  00:17.7  
Gordon Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:14.5  
  00:14.5
[HOU 89-95]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  00:14.5 Scola Substitution replaced by Harris 
  00:14.5
[HOU 90-95]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  00:13.4 Brooks Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:13.4
[LAC 96-90]
 
  00:13.4 Budinger Substitution replaced by Scola 
Smith Substitution replaced by Jordan  00:13.4  
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:13.4
[LAC 97-90]
 
  00:13.4 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:13.4 Harris Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  00:10.9
[HOU 93-97]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Ariza (8 AST) 
  00:08.9 Budinger Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Blake Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:08.9
[LAC 98-93]
 
Blake Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:08.9
[LAC 99-93]
 
  00:04.9 Brooks Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (2 BLK) 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
LAC
3rd Pacific
29
53
2-8
21-20
8-33
HOU
3rd Southwest
42
40
6-4
23-18
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
LAC
Kaman 18.5
Kaman 9.3
Davis 8.0
Kaman 1.2
Davis 1.7
HOU
Brooks 19.7
Scola 8.6
Brooks 5.3
Battier 1.1
Ariza 1.8

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