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Rockets hang on to beat Clippers 100-98


By JOE RESNICK
Posted Mar 15 2015 7:45PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) James Harden and the Houston Rockets got back on track after a pair of frustrating road losses, overcoming Blake Griffin's return for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Harden scored 34 points, Terrence Jones had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and the Rockets beat Los Angeles 100-98 on Sunday to salvage a split of their four-game season series.

Trevor Ariza had 19 points and nine boards, helping Houston move within two games of idle Memphis for the Southwest Division lead with 16 games left on the schedule. It was the Rockets' first game since they lost to Portland and Utah on consecutive days last week.

"It was very important for us, just to go out and play well," Harden said. "The last two games we kind of struggled a little bit, but we got our pop back a little bit today and made key plays. Guys got a lot of open shots, our bigs touched the ball a lot - it was Rockets basketball today."

Harden was 7 for 16 from the field and 17 for 18 from the free-throw line, missing his last one with 8.2 seconds to go.

Chris Paul scored 23 points and DeAndre Jordan grabbed 20 rebounds for the Clippers, but Paul missed a five-foot fadeaway jumper as time expired. Griffin, who was sidelined for 15 games after he had surgery to remove a staph infection in his right elbow, had 11 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists and five turnovers in 40 minutes.

"I didn't think I played well," Griffin said. "I was out of rhythm - way too many turnovers. I didn't put us in a position to win. I've got to be better. The elbow was a little sore, moreso toward the end, but we expected that. It was nothing out of the ordinary."

Griffin started out as a facilitator with four assists in the first quarter, setting up a pair of 3-pointers by J.J. Redick, another by Matt Barnes, and an alley-oop dunk by Jordan to help the Clippers build a 30-22 lead.

"Not having Blake hurt us in a lot of ways," coach Doc Rivers said. "Teams were able to trap C.P. far more than they can when Blake's on the floor because of Blake's ability to pass. I'm sure C.P. is the happiest of all of them to have him back. I think it will really help D.J. because, the last three or four games he's actually been double-teamed on the glass."

Austin Rivers and newly acquired Nate Robinson led Los Angeles on a 9-0 run that reduced a 12-point deficit to 86-83 with 8:42 remaining. Jones slowed the Clippers' momentum with a pair of tip-in baskets 46 seconds apart after Harden missed a jumper and a driving layup.

"T.J.'s been playing like that since he's come back from his injury," Harden said. "We had so many guys who made big plays today."

Los Angeles then made another charge, tying it at 96 with a 13-3 run capped by Paul's jumper with 3:06 to play. But Jones hit a 3-pointer with 1:55 to go, and the Rockets got the benefit of an offensive foul by Griffin against Ariza with 12 seconds left after Ariza's intended pass to Harden was intercepted by Griffin.

Houston star Dwight Howard was sidelined for the 22nd straight game because of an injured right knee. He has missed 34 altogether this season, and the Rockets are 18-16 with him out of the lineup.

"Without Dwight, we're not the biggest team," coach Kevin McHale said. "So we have got to move, cut and get people lanes so that they can drive to the hoop - and then when they collapse, like the Clippers do, throw it back out. We did a good job of that in the second and third quarter. The fourth quarter we dried up a little bit."

FINDING THE RANGE

Patrick Beverley's 3-pointer with 8:13 left in the second quarter ended the Houston's opening 0-for-11 drought from behind the arc. The Rockets went 7 for 30 from 3-point range for the game.

TIP-INS

Rockets: The Rockets are 30-3 when allowing fewer than 100 points. ... Houston snapped a seven-game road losing streak against the Clippers.

Clippers: The introduction of the Clippers' starting lineup was handled by Kermit the Frog on the videoboard. ... Barnes came out early to practice his free-throw shooting and got his shoulder loose by slamming the ball against the glass several times from the line. ... The Clippers were 9-6 in Griffin's absence.

UP NEXT:

Rockets: Host Orlando on Tuesday night.

Clippers: Host Charlotte on Tuesday night.


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HOU
LAC
     
    • 37.2%

    • 43.9%

    • 23.3%

    • 46.2%

    • 80.6%

    • 58.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU LAC
Total Rebounds 43 50
Offensive Rebounds 11 8
Turnovers 12 20
Fast Break Pts: 25 17
Biggest Lead: 15 10
Points in the Paint: 44 32
HOU LAC
p Harden   34 Paul   23
rb Jones   12 Jordan   20
a Harden   7 Griffin   8
s Smith   2 3 players   2
b Brewer   2 Jordan   4
 
  • 11/28 - LAC 102 @ HOU 85
  • 02/11 - HOU 95 @ LAC 110
  • 02/25 - LAC 105 @ HOU 110
  • 03/15 - HOU 100 @ LAC 98
Houston Rockets (44-22)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 38:57 7-15 2-7 3-3 +1 2 7 9 3 2 1 4 0 1 19
T. Jones F 32:53 7-14 1-2 1-2 -2 5 7 12 0 4 0 0 0 1 16
D. Motiejunas C 43:04 3-15 0-2 3-5 +5 3 3 6 3 2 1 0 1 2 9
J. Harden G 40:38 7-16 3-5 17-18 +7 0 7 7 7 3 0 3 0 2 34
P. Beverley G 32:28 3-7 1-5 4-4 +14 0 2 2 3 4 1 2 0 0 11
J. Terry   15:54 0-2 0-2 0-0 -11 0 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
J. Smith   17:16 2-7 0-3 0-0 -4 1 1 2 0 3 2 2 0 0 4
C. Brewer   16:36 3-10 0-4 1-2 -3 0 3 3 0 2 1 1 2 2 7
J. Dorsey   02:14 0-0 0-0 0-2 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Johnson DNP - Coach's Decision
K. McDaniels DNP - Coach's Decision
P. Prigioni DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 32-86 7-30 29-36   11 32 43 17 22 7 12 3 8 100
  37.2% 23.3% 80.6%   team rebs: 12 total to: 13
Los Angeles Clippers (42-25)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Barnes F 36:10 7-12 5-9 0-1 +2 0 2 2 2 4 2 2 1 0 19
B. Griffin F 40:41 4-10 0-0 3-3 -6 2 9 11 8 5 2 5 1 1 11
D. Jordan C 35:12 2-3 0-0 1-8 -1 3 17 20 1 5 0 4 4 0 5
J. Redick G 38:18 5-15 3-9 2-2 +5 0 4 4 5 4 1 3 0 0 15
C. Paul G 36:38 7-21 1-3 8-8 -5 0 3 3 5 4 2 3 0 0 23
A. Rivers   12:36 2-5 0-1 0-2 +2 0 3 3 0 4 0 1 1 0 4
S. Hawes   03:26 0-1 0-0 0-0 -2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Robinson   09:23 3-5 1-1 0-0 +3 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 7
G. Davis   16:20 3-5 0-0 0-0 +6 2 1 3 0 3 1 0 1 1 6
D. Jones   00:08 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Hamilton   11:07 3-5 2-3 0-0 -14 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
H. Turkoglu DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Udoh DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-82 12-26 14-24   8 42 50 24 30 8 20 8 3 98
  43.9% 46.2% 58.3%   team rebs: 12 total to: 20

inactive

  • Rockets: Capela, Howard, Papanikolaou
  • Clippers: Crawford, Wilcox

technical fouls

  • Rockets: Brewer
  • Clippers: Griffin

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #13 Monty McCutchen, #70 Brent Barnaky, #45 Brian Forte
  • Attendance: 19211
  • Duration: 2:41
Houston Rockets (51-24) Los Angeles Clippers (49-26)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Jordan vs Jones (Paul gains possession)
  11:40 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:39  
  11:17 Paul Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  11:06  
  11:05 Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:02
[LAC 2-0]
Barnes Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Redick (1 AST) 
Jones Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:36
[HOU 2-2]
 
  10:15 Redick 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:13  
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  09:58
[HOU 4-2]
 
  09:58 Jordan Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  09:58
[HOU 5-2]
 
  09:47
[LAC 5-5]
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST) 
Motiejunas Jump Hook Shot: Missed  09:30  
  09:27 Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:19 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:18  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Griffin (1 ST)  09:07  
  09:02
[LAC 7-5]
Redick Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Griffin (1 AST) 
  08:58 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Beverley Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST)  08:47
[HOU 7-7]
 
  08:25 Redick Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:24  
Ariza Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  08:18  
Ariza Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:18  
  08:06 Barnes Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Jones Jump Bank Shot: Missed  07:51  
  07:47 Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:35  
  07:26
[LAC 9-7]
Redick Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST) 
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  07:07
[HOU 9-9]
 
  06:55 Griffin Hook Shot: Missed Block: Motiejunas (1 BLK) 
  06:53 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:52
[LAC 11-9]
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  06:39  
  06:37 Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:34 Jordan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:25
[HOU 11-11]
 
  06:09
[LAC 14-11]
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Griffin (2 AST) 
  05:59 Redick Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  05:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:59
[HOU 12-14]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:59
[HOU 13-14]
 
  05:38
[LAC 16-13]
Jordan Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Griffin (3 AST) 
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed  05:23  
  05:21 Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Jones Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:15  
  05:15
[LAC 17-13]
Redick Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry  05:15  
Jones Substitution replaced by Smith  05:15  
  05:15
[LAC 18-13]
Redick Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (1 BLK)  05:02  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:00  
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Redick (1 ST)  04:58  
Terry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:53  
  04:53 Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:53 Team Rebound 
  04:53 Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:52  
Smith Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  04:42
[HOU 15-18]
 
  04:30 Griffin Jump Shot: Missed 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:29  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  04:22  
  04:20 Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:12
[LAC 21-15]
Barnes 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Griffin (4 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  03:52  
  03:50 Barnes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:35
[LAC 24-15]
Barnes 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jordan (1 AST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  03:17  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:16  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  03:13  
  03:11 Barnes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:55 Griffin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (1 ST) 
  02:52 Paul Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer  02:52  
  02:52 Griffin Substitution replaced by Rivers 
  02:52 Paul Substitution replaced by Hawes 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:52
[HOU 16-24]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:52
[HOU 17-24]
 
  02:36 Jordan Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:28 Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:16 Hawes Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:15 Hawes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:09
[LAC 27-17]
Barnes 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Hawes (1 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:54  
  01:53 Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:36 Redick 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:34 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:30 Redick 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:28  
Motiejunas Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST)  01:23
[HOU 19-27]
 
  01:06 Rivers Jump Shot: Missed 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:04  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  00:51.9  
  00:50.5 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:41.0 Rivers Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:41.0  
  00:41.0 Jordan Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  00:41.0 Redick Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:41.0
[HOU 20-27]
 
  00:41.0 Jordan Substitution replaced by Davis 
Harden Substitution replaced by Ariza  00:41.0  
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:41.0
[HOU 21-27]
 
  00:23.5
[LAC 30-21]
Barnes 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Hawes (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:20.5  
  00:20.5 Barnes Substitution replaced by Jones 
  00:20.5 Hawes Substitution replaced by Hamilton 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Harden  00:20.5  
Smith Substitution replaced by Dorsey  00:20.5  
  00:12.3 Hamilton Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dorsey Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:12.3  
Team Rebound  00:12.3  
  00:12.3 Jones Substitution replaced by Redick 
  00:12.3 Hamilton Substitution replaced by Griffin 
Harden Substitution replaced by Smith  00:12.3  
  00:12.3 Davis Substitution replaced by Paul 
Dorsey Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:12.3  
  00:11.8 Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:06.9 Griffin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST) 
  00:00.2 Redick Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.2  
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:00.2
[HOU 22-30]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (51-24) Los Angeles Clippers (49-26)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  11:46  
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:45  
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  11:41
[HOU 24-30]
 
  11:29 Rivers Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Smith Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:25
[HOU 26-30]
 
  11:06 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (1 BLK) 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:05  
  11:05 Rivers Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  11:05 Hawes Substitution replaced by Griffin 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed Block: Rivers (1 BLK)  10:45  
  10:45 Team Rebound 
  10:29
[LAC 32-26]
Griffin Turnaround Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  10:11  
  10:10 Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:07  
  10:07 Rivers Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:07 Team Rebound 
Dorsey Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  10:07  
Smith Substitution replaced by Jones  10:07  
  10:07 Rivers Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:02  
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:45 Team Rebound 
  09:30
[LAC 34-26]
Hamilton Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  09:18 Rivers Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Terry Substitution replaced by Beverley  09:18  
  09:18 Rivers Substitution replaced by Redick 
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Davis (1 BLK)  09:09  
  09:07 Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:02 Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:02 Team Rebound 
Beverley Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:02  
  08:48 Griffin Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:46  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  08:36
[HOU 29-34]
 
  08:22 Redick Jump Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:21  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  08:13  
  08:12 Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:06
[LAC 36-29]
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Redick (2 AST) 
  08:03 Griffin Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  08:03  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden  08:03  
  08:03 Robinson Substitution replaced by Paul 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST)  07:44
[HOU 32-36]
 
  07:17 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:16  
  07:16 Hamilton Substitution replaced by Barnes 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  06:59  
  06:57 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:51
[LAC 38-32]
Davis Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Griffin (5 AST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:27 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:16 Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:15  
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  06:06  
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:04  
  06:02 Barnes Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:02
[HOU 33-38]
 
  06:02 Davis Substitution replaced by Jordan 
Harden Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:02
[HOU 34-38]
 
Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: Barnes (1 BLK)  05:56  
Team Rebound  05:56  
  05:56 Redick Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  05:56
[HOU 35-38]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  05:56
[HOU 36-38]
 
  05:44 Paul Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:40  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST)  05:32
[HOU 39-38]
 
  05:19
[LAC 40-39]
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  05:05 Griffin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:05
[HOU 40-40]
 
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:05
[HOU 41-40]
 
  04:52 Paul Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  04:51 Redick Substitution replaced by Hamilton 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  04:40  
  04:39 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:33 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:32  
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Missed  04:14  
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:11  
Jones Tip Shot: Missed  04:11  
Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:08  
Jones Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:08
[HOU 43-40]
 
  03:53 Griffin Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:50
[HOU 45-40]
 
  03:40 Team Timeout : Short 
  03:27
[LAC 43-45]
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Griffin (6 AST) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (2 BLK)  03:12  
  03:11 Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:01 Jordan Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (3 TO) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  02:52  
  02:51 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:41  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:41  
Jones Substitution replaced by Smith  02:41  
  02:41 Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:41 Team Rebound 
  02:41 Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:39 Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:33
[LAC 45-45]
Paul Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  02:09
[HOU 48-45]
 
  01:53 Paul Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:52  
Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Paul (1 ST)  01:48  
  01:43
[LAC 48-48]
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST) 
Harden Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST)  01:26
[HOU 50-48]
 
  01:13 Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:11  
  01:02 Barnes Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 3 (19 PTS)  01:02
[HOU 51-48]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 3 (20 PTS)  01:02
[HOU 52-48]
 
Harden Free Throw 3 of 3 (21 PTS)  01:02
[HOU 53-48]
 
Beverley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:50.7  
  00:50.7
[LAC 49-53]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:50.7
[LAC 50-53]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Ariza Layup Shot: Missed  00:38.9  
  00:36.9 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  00:31.9 Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS)  00:09.8
[HOU 56-50]
 
  00:02.7 Paul Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
  00:00.1 Paul Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:00.1
[HOU 57-50]
 
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:00.1
[HOU 58-50]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (51-24) Los Angeles Clippers (49-26)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Paul (2 ST)  11:50  
  11:46
[LAC 52-58]
Paul Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed  11:20  
  11:19 Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:18 Redick Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (3 BLK)  11:10  
  11:08 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  10:53 Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:52 Team Rebound 
Motiejunas Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  10:52  
  10:47 Jordan Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  10:47 Jordan Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST)  10:29
[HOU 61-52]
 
  10:07
[LAC 55-61]
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Barnes (1 AST) 
Ariza Pullup Jump shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (2 AST)  09:54
[HOU 63-55]
 
  09:40
[LAC 57-63]
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Barnes (2 AST) 
Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  09:40  
  09:40
[LAC 58-63]
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Jones Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (3 AST)  09:29
[HOU 65-58]
 
  09:15 Redick Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:13  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (4 BLK)  09:02  
  08:58 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:56 Barnes Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:51  
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:49
[HOU 67-58]
 
  08:33 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:32  
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (26 PTS)  08:20
[HOU 69-58]
 
  08:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:00 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:59  
  07:42 Barnes Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:42
[HOU 70-58]
 
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:42
[HOU 71-58]
 
  07:30 Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:28  
  07:18 Griffin Violation:Kicked Ball 
Jones Jump Hook Shot: Missed  07:07  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:04  
Motiejunas Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:04
[HOU 73-58]
 
Harden Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:52  
  06:52
[LAC 59-73]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  06:52
[LAC 60-73]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Motiejunas Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:39  
  06:35 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  06:28 Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:27  
  06:16 Griffin Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:02 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  05:48 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:46  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  05:36  
  05:33 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:12) 
  05:22 Redick Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST) 
Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:18
[HOU 75-60]
 
Beverley Foul: Personal (3 PF)  05:08  
  05:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:08 Griffin Substitution replaced by Davis 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Smith  05:08  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry  05:08  
  04:56 Redick 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:55 Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:12) 
  04:55
[LAC 62-75]
Jordan Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Smith Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:32 Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:13) 
  04:19 Redick Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:18 Team Rebound 
Jones Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:18  
  04:18 Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:18 Team Rebound 
  04:18 Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:16  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Barnes (1 ST)  04:12  
  04:04
[LAC 64-75]
Paul Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST)  03:41  
  03:32
[LAC 67-75]
Barnes 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:31  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:08  
Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:08  
  02:49 Paul Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:48 Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:13) 
  02:48 Jordan Tip Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:48  
  02:48 Davis Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Jones Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  02:48  
Brewer Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST)  02:29
[HOU 77-67]
 
  02:18 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:17 Team Rebound 
Smith Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:17  
  02:17 Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:17 Team Rebound 
  02:17 Barnes Substitution replaced by Hamilton 
  02:17 Redick Substitution replaced by Rivers 
  02:17
[LAC 68-77]
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:03 Rivers Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS)  02:03
[HOU 78-68]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS)  02:03
[HOU 79-68]
 
  01:48
[LAC 70-79]
Davis Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Paul (5 AST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:30 Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:14) 
  01:24 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:24  
  01:24 Jordan Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:24  
Team Rebound  01:24  
  01:24 Jordan Substitution replaced by Griffin 
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:24  
  01:23 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:10 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:09 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:59.9 Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:57.9  
Motiejunas Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST)  00:52.9
[HOU 81-70]
 
  00:52.9 Rivers Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) 
  00:52.9 Hamilton Substitution replaced by Barnes 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  00:52.9
[HOU 82-70]
 
Smith Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:43.7  
  00:43.7
[LAC 71-82]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:43.7
[LAC 72-82]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:36.6 Davis Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)  00:36.6
[HOU 83-72]
 
  00:36.6 Barnes Substitution replaced by Redick 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS)  00:36.6
[HOU 84-72]
 
  00:25.9 Redick 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:24.2 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:24.2
[LAC 74-84]
Davis Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:01.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Houston Rockets (51-24) Los Angeles Clippers (49-26)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:41 Griffin Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST) 
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:35
[HOU 86-74]
 
Terry Foul: Personal (2 PF)  11:26  
  11:16 Griffin Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:15  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  11:05  
  11:03 Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  10:57
[LAC 76-86]
Rivers Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Griffin (7 AST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griffin (1 BLK)  10:34  
  10:31 Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  10:26
[LAC 78-86]
Robinson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Griffin (8 AST) 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  10:11  
  10:01 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  10:00  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  09:47  
  09:46 Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:36
[LAC 80-86]
Rivers Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:33  
Smith Substitution replaced by Beverley  09:33  
Terry Substitution replaced by Jones  09:33  
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  09:22  
  09:08 Davis Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  09:08  
Ariza Substitution replaced by Harden  09:08  
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Missed  08:55  
  08:52 Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:51  
  08:42
[LAC 83-86]
Robinson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Redick (3 AST) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  08:23  
  08:21 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:21 Robinson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  08:07  
Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  08:05  
Jones Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:05
[HOU 88-83]
 
  07:51 Redick Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  07:51 Redick Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  07:39 Davis Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:39  
Team Rebound  07:39  
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:39
[HOU 89-83]
 
  07:25 Robinson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Harden Layup Shot: Missed  07:19  
Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  07:18  
Jones Tip Shot: Made (13 PTS)  07:18
[HOU 91-83]
 
  07:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:15 Rivers Substitution replaced by Paul 
  07:15 Robinson Substitution replaced by Barnes 
  07:15 Davis Substitution replaced by Jordan 
Jones Foul: Personal (4 PF)  07:05  
  06:53 Redick 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:52  
Brewer Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST)  06:49
[HOU 93-83]
 
  06:47 Double Technical - Griffin, Brewer 
  06:34
[LAC 85-93]
Griffin Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Redick (4 AST) 
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  06:07  
  06:04 Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Harden Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:04  
  05:55
[LAC 87-93]
Paul Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Barnes (2 ST)  05:29  
Brewer Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:24  
  05:24
[LAC 88-93]
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ariza  05:24  
  05:24
[LAC 89-93]
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  05:11  
  04:52 Griffin Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:48  
Harden Running Jump Shot: Made (32 PTS)  04:47
[HOU 95-89]
 
  04:47 Griffin Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (33 PTS)  04:47
[HOU 96-89]
 
Beverley Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  04:36  
  04:36
[LAC 90-96]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  04:36
[LAC 91-96]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed  04:12  
  04:10 Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  03:56
[LAC 93-96]
Paul Running Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:39 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:35 Barnes Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF) 
  03:35 Barnes Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:21 Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:15) 
  03:05
[LAC 96-96]
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  02:37  
  02:35 Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:16) 
  02:16 Griffin Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  02:15  
  02:13  
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST)  01:55
[HOU 99-96]
 
  01:35
[LAC 98-99]
Barnes Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Redick (5 AST) 
Ariza Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  01:35  
  01:35 Barnes Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  01:34  
Motiejunas Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  01:09  
Jones Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  01:06  
Jones Tip Shot: Missed  01:06  
  01:04 Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  00:54.9 Paul Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  00:52.9  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:31.7  
  00:31.0 Paul Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:31.0  
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Terry  00:31.0  
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Griffin (2 ST)  00:14.9  
  00:12.0 Griffin Foul: Offensive Charge (5 PF) 
  00:12.0 Griffin Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:12.0  
Jones Substitution replaced by Brewer  00:12.0  
Team Timeout : Short  00:12.0  
  00:08.9 Jordan Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (34 PTS)  00:08.9
[HOU 100-98]
 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Jones  00:08.9  
Terry Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  00:08.9  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:08.9  
  00:08.2 Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:17) 
  00:08.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:01.2 Paul Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
HOU
1st Southwest
56
26
7-3
30-11
26-15
LAC
2nd Pacific
56
26
9-1
30-11
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
2 players 28.4
Howard 14.4
Harden 8.1
Howard 3.0
Harden 2.4
LAC
Griffin 26.9
2 players 13.4
Paul 10.0
Jordan 2.6
2 players 2.0