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Griffin's triple-double lifts Clippers over Rockets 117-101


By KRISTIE RIEKEN
Posted May 05 2015 9:42AM

HOUSTON (AP) The Los Angeles Clippers knew no one player could make up for Chris Paul's absence.

So they all chipped in to fill the void.

Blake Griffin had 26 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists for his second straight triple-double to lead six double-digit scorers and lift the Clippers to a 117-101 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.

"Without Chris, everybody has to step up," Griffin said. "But it's not one person's job, it's everybody's job. And if you look at the stat sheet tonight, it was everybody."

Houston scored five straight points to cut the lead to one with about 7 1/2 minutes left. Matt Barnes got the Clippers going after that, making two 3-pointers in a 12-0 run that made it 101-88 3 minutes later, and the Clippers coasted to the victory.

Barnes raved about Griffin's work as a facilitator.

"He's incredible. He gets in the middle of the field and kind of just picks people apart like Tom Brady," Barnes said. "That's like a grown man triple-double right there."

Paul, who has a strained left hamstring, missed his first game of the season. But Jamal Crawford had 21 points and Barnes added 20 to help pick up the slack.

Dwight Howard led Houston with 22 points and James Harden added 20, but had nine of the team's 23 turnovers.

Houston was well-rested after having six days off after beating Dallas in five games. The Clippers showed no signs of fatigue despite having only about 48 hours to get ready for this series after eliminating defending champion San Antonio in Game 7 on Saturday night.

"I don't think we took them lightly," Harden said. "I just don't think we had energy."

Griffin, who also had a triple-double on Saturday, has three this postseason.

"Blake was just sensational," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. "I got on him because ... he stopped looking to score and I told him at one point: `We need you to do everything and he did it."'

Harden scored five straight points after the Clippers took their big lead, but Houston couldn't do much after that and fans started heading for the exits with about 2 minutes left.

The Clippers scored 37 points in the third quarter to lead by six at the start of the fourth. They were up by eight early in the fourth when Houston used a 6-2 spurt, with two dunks and a block by Howard, to cut the lead to 87-83.

Paul, the team's undisputed leader, clad in an olive green blazer, stood up often during the game, barking pointers to his teammates. He walked with a noticeable limp and during timeouts he would call different players over, sharing information with them as if he were an extra coach.

Griffin took on the leadership role on the court with Paul sitting on the sideline.

"My main message throughout the entire game was just to stay together," Griffin said. "There was no reason for us to crumble."

Five quick points by Harden put Houston up by six with about 10 minutes left in the third quarter. But Los Angeles scored the next six points to tie it at 57-all.

A basket by J.J. Redick gave the Clippers their first lead since early in the game, 66-65. Jason Terry put Houston back on top with a 3-pointer, but the Clippers scored the next seven points to take a 73-68 lead with 3 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter.

The Clippers were up by six with 2 minutes left in the period when Houston scored five quick points, capped by a dunk from Corey Brewer, to get within 78-77.

Los Angeles scored the last five points of the quarter, powered by a 3-pointer by Crawford, to lead 83-77 entering the fourth.

PAUL'S HEALTH

Paul, who has averaged 22.7 points and 7.9 assists in the playoffs, was injured Saturday night but returned to hit the game-winning shot. Rivers said the All-Star point guard could have played if it were an elimination game, but that it wasn't worth the risk for Game 1.

Rivers expects him to be able to play in this series, but isn't sure if he'll be ready for Game 2 on Wednesday night.

TIP-INS

Clippers: DeAndre Jordan grew up in Houston and said he expected to have about 40 friends and family at the game. ... Austin Rivers, the coach's son, started in place of Paul and finished with 17 points. ... Doc Rivers had some fun with fans who heckled him for using the Hack-A-Shaq when Houston intentionally fouled Jordan. A chuckling Rivers asked them why they weren't booing Houston coach Kevin McHale for doing the same thing he did.

Rockets: Trevor Ariza scored 11 of Houston's first 15 points. ... Former Houston stars Hakeem Olajuwon and Tracy McGrady watched from courtside seats.


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LAC
HOU
     
    • 48.8%

    • 45.2%

    • 41.9%

    • 33.3%

    • 73.3%

    • 58.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAC HOU
Total Rebounds 42 35
Offensive Rebounds 9 6
Turnovers 21 23
Fast Break Pts: 16 28
Biggest Lead: 18 13
Points in the Paint: 40 50
LAC HOU
p Griffin   26 Howard   22
rb Griffin   14 Howard   10
a Griffin   13 Harden   12
s 2 players   4 Harden   4
b Jordan   4 Howard   5
 
  • 11/28 - LAC 102 @ HOU 85
  • 02/11 - HOU 95 @ LAC 110
  • 02/25 - LAC 105 @ HOU 110
  • 03/15 - HOU 100 @ LAC 98
Los Angeles Clippers (56-26)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Barnes F 42:02 8-11 3-6 1-1 +21 1 4 5 3 5 4 2 2 0 20
B. Griffin F 40:19 9-19 0-1 8-10 +21 2 12 14 13 4 1 5 0 2 26
D. Jordan C 33:30 2-4 0-0 6-11 +19 3 10 13 5 2 2 1 4 1 10
J. Redick G 40:34 6-13 3-7 2-2 +20 0 2 2 2 1 1 4 0 0 17
A. Rivers G 28:22 5-12 4-6 3-4 +2 1 0 1 3 1 4 3 0 2 17
J. Crawford   32:01 8-18 3-8 2-2 +10 1 4 5 4 2 2 6 0 3 21
L. Hudson   03:58 0-2 0-1 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
G. Davis   11:18 2-2 0-0 0-0 -7 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 4
H. Turkoglu   07:53 1-3 0-2 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2
D. Jones   00:04 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Hamilton DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Hawes DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Udoh DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-84 13-31 22-30   9 33 42 31 22 14 21 6 8 117
  48.8% 41.9% 73.3%   team rebs: 16 total to: 23
Houston Rockets (56-26)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 38:26 7-13 2-6 1-1 -11 1 4 5 4 3 3 4 1 0 17
T. Jones F 16:16 1-6 0-1 2-2 -11 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 4
D. Howard C 39:16 9-13 0-0 4-9 -17 1 9 10 1 4 1 2 5 1 22
J. Harden G 37:00 6-13 3-6 5-6 -22 0 5 5 12 4 4 9 0 1 20
J. Terry G 30:27 4-8 2-5 0-0 -23 0 2 2 1 4 2 2 0 0 10
J. Smith   28:40 3-12 1-5 2-4 +3 1 4 5 1 3 1 2 0 2 9
P. Prigioni   20:07 4-6 3-5 0-0 +7 1 0 1 3 3 1 0 0 0 11
C. Brewer   24:05 3-12 0-5 0-2 -10 0 1 1 1 3 1 3 0 1 6
C. Capela   05:44 1-1 0-0 0-0 +3 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
J. Dorsey DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Johnson DNP - Coach's Decision
K. McDaniels DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Papanikolaou DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-84 11-33 14-24   6 29 35 24 25 14 23 8 6 101
  45.2% 33.3% 58.3%   team rebs: 14 total to: 24

inactive

  • Clippers: Paul, Wilcox
  • Rockets: Beverley, Motiejunas

technical fouls

  • Clippers: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #22 Bill Spooner, #9 Derrick Stafford
  • Attendance: 18231
  • Duration: 2:42
Los Angeles Clippers (57-26) Houston Rockets (56-27)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Jordan (Ariza gains possession)
  11:39 Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (1 BLK) 
  11:37 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:35 Jones Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:34  
Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed  11:12  
  11:11 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:02 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:01  
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  10:54  
  10:52 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:48 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rivers (1 ST) 
Rivers Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK)  10:43  
Team Rebound  10:43  
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jordan (1 AST)  10:36
[LAC 3-0]
 
  10:23
[HOU 2-3]
Terry Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  10:09  
  10:08 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:56 Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:55  
Griffin Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:50  
  09:35 Howard Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:34 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:34
[HOU 4-3]
Ariza Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Barnes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  09:12  
  09:08
[HOU 6-3]
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Rivers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M Callahan)  09:08  
  09:08
[HOU 7-3]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Griffin Running Hook Shot: Missed  08:50  
  08:49 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:43 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jordan (1 ST) 
Barnes Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jordan (2 AST)  08:39
[LAC 5-7]
 
  08:39 Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Barnes Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  08:39
[LAC 6-7]
 
  08:29 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jordan (2 ST) 
Rivers Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  08:25  
  08:12
[HOU 9-6]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Rivers Jump Shot: Missed  07:55  
Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:54  
Jordan Tip Shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:53 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:31 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Griffin (1 ST) 
Barnes Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Jordan (3 AST)  07:26
[LAC 8-9]
 
  07:11 Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:10  
  06:49 Ariza Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Stafford) 
Griffin Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:41
[LAC 10-9]
 
  06:26 Jones Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:10 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:03 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:02  
Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:55 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
Rivers Substitution replaced by Crawford  05:50  
  05:50 Jones Substitution replaced by Smith 
  05:32
[HOU 12-10]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Ariza (1 BLK)  05:07  
  05:06 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:04 Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Crawford Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Redick (1 AST)  04:46
[LAC 12-12]
 
  04:31
[HOU 15-12]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  04:10  
  04:09 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:02 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:01  
Crawford Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  03:55  
Crawford Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Spooner)  03:54  
Redick Substitution replaced by Hudson  03:54  
  03:54 Ariza Substitution replaced by Prigioni 
  03:54 Terry Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  03:40 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:39  
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barnes (1 AST)  03:34
[LAC 14-15]
 
  03:17 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:16 Prigioni Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Hudson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Callahan)  03:12  
  03:10 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Crawford Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:59  
Crawford Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:57  
Crawford Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:54
[LAC 16-15]
 
  02:44 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Barnes (1 ST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:42  
  02:42 Howard Substitution replaced by Capela 
Jordan Substitution replaced by Davis  02:42  
Hudson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:29 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:19
[HOU 17-16]
Capela Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Griffin Hook Shot: Missed  02:02  
  02:01 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:55
[HOU 19-16]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hudson Running Bank shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:34 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:31
[HOU 21-16]
Harden Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Barnes Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Spooner)  01:31  
  01:31
[HOU 22-16]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Crawford Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hudson (1 AST)  01:17
[LAC 18-22]
 
  01:04 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Barnes (2 ST) 
Griffin 3pt Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
  00:40.7 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:32.9 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:31.8  
  00:30.1 Prigioni Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Stafford) 
Barnes Substitution replaced by Redick  00:30.1  
  00:27.5 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:27.5  
Team Rebound  00:27.5  
  00:27.5 Capela Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Davis Substitution replaced by Rivers  00:27.5  
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:27.5
[LAC 19-22]
 
  00:04.7
[HOU 25-19]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Los Angeles Clippers (57-26) Houston Rockets (56-27)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Turkoglu Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:36
[LAC 21-25]
 
Turkoglu Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Callahan)  11:15  
  11:05
[HOU 27-21]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Crawford Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  10:43  
  10:39
[HOU 29-21]
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST) 
Crawford Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Prigioni (1 ST)  10:16  
  10:12
[HOU 31-21]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:12  
Davis Substitution replaced by Jordan  10:12  
Crawford Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  09:59  
  09:42
[HOU 34-21]
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Turkoglu 3pt Shot: Missed  09:22  
  09:20 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:03 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (2 BLK) 
  09:03 Team Rebound 
Crawford Substitution replaced by Barnes  09:03  
Turkoglu Substitution replaced by Griffin  09:03  
  08:56 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barnes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:55  
Jordan Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Griffin (1 AST)  08:47
[LAC 23-34]
 
  08:47 Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  08:47
[LAC 24-34]
 
  08:36 Howard Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Rivers Jump Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:24 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:18
[HOU 37-24]
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST) 
  08:03 Smith Substitution replaced by Jones 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:51  
  07:33 Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (3 BLK) 
  07:33 Team Rebound 
Rivers Substitution replaced by Crawford  07:33  
  07:31 Ariza Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (M Callahan) 
  07:31 Ariza Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Griffin (2 AST)  07:20
[LAC 27-37]
 
Crawford Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan)  07:06  
  07:06
[HOU 38-27]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:06
[HOU 39-27]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Redick Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST)  06:54  
  06:50 Brewer Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Redick (1 ST) 
Redick Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  06:46  
  06:42 Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed 
Crawford Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:41  
Griffin Driving Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Crawford (1 AST)  06:36
[LAC 29-39]
 
  06:30 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:30  
Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed  06:17  
Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:16  
Jordan Hook Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK)  06:14  
Team Rebound  06:14  
  06:14 Prigioni Substitution replaced by Terry 
  06:14 Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden 
Barnes Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Griffin (3 AST)  06:06
[LAC 31-39]
 
  05:49
[HOU 41-31]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Crawford (2 AST)  05:33
[LAC 33-41]
 
  05:18
[HOU 43-33]
Howard Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST) 
Griffin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M Callahan)  05:18  
  05:18  
  05:18
[HOU 44-33]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Crawford Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:05
[LAC 35-44]
 
  04:51 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Barnes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:50  
Griffin Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Barnes (2 AST)  04:34
[LAC 37-44]
 
  04:07 Ariza Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:06  
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:52 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:39 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:38  
Jordan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  03:36  
  03:36 Jones Substitution replaced by Smith 
  03:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:23 Terry Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  03:22  
Crawford Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST)  03:08  
  03:04 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Barnes (3 ST) 
Jordan Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Crawford (3 AST)  02:53
[LAC 39-44]
 
  02:36 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Barnes (4 ST) 
  02:31 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Crawford Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (6 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST)  02:25  
Griffin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner)  02:21  
  02:21 Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:21 Team Rebound 
  02:21 Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  02:19  
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  02:07  
  02:07 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Barnes Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  02:07  
  02:07
[HOU 45-39]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:07 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:05 Team Rebound 
  01:59 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
Crawford Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:58  
Redick Jump Shot: Missed  01:53  
Barnes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:52  
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:39
[LAC 41-45]
 
  01:39 Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  01:39
[LAC 42-45]
 
Redick Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan)  01:34  
  01:34
[HOU 46-42]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  01:34 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  01:34  
  01:32 Brewer Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:32  
Team Rebound  01:32  
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:32  
  01:32 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:18 Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:18 Team Rebound 
Barnes Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner)  01:18  
  01:18 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:18 Team Rebound 
Barnes Substitution replaced by Rivers  01:18  
Jordan Substitution replaced by Davis  01:18  
  01:18
[HOU 47-42]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Davis Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rivers (1 AST)  00:59.6
[LAC 44-47]
 
  00:48.8 Howard Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:47.8 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:47.8
[HOU 49-44]
Howard Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Crawford Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (3 BLK)  00:27.8  
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:25.9  
Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed  00:22.9  
  00:21.9 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Davis Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner)  00:15.9  
  00:15.9 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:15.9 Team Rebound 
Davis Substitution replaced by Turkoglu  00:15.9  
Team Timeout : Short  00:15.9  
  00:15.9 Smith Substitution replaced by Jones 
  00:15.9
[HOU 50-44]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:04.3 Brewer Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:04.3
[LAC 45-50]
 
  00:04.3 Howard Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Turkoglu Substitution replaced by Jones  00:04.3  
Crawford Substitution replaced by Hudson  00:04.3  
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:04.3
[LAC 46-50]
 
  00:00.0 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Los Angeles Clippers (57-26) Houston Rockets (56-27)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Redick Jump Shot: Missed  11:47  
  11:46 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:39
[HOU 52-46]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST) 
Barnes Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Griffin (4 AST)  11:20
[LAC 48-52]
 
  11:11 Ariza Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
  11:08 Terry Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Stafford) 
Griffin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST)  10:56  
  10:47 Harden Turnover : Traveling (5 TO) 
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Griffin (5 AST)  10:35
[LAC 51-52]
 
  10:21 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barnes Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:20  
Redick Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Harden (3 ST)  10:02  
  09:58
[HOU 54-51]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  09:51 Terry Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:51  
Team Rebound  09:51  
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:51  
  09:51 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:42
[HOU 57-51]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
Griffin Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Terry (2 ST)  09:23  
Griffin Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (M Callahan)  09:23  
  08:59 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  08:58 Team Rebound 
  08:58 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  08:42 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Rivers Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:42
[LAC 52-57]
 
Rivers Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:42  
  08:42 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  08:28 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  08:27  
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Griffin (6 AST)  08:21
[LAC 55-57]
 
  08:00 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Rivers (2 ST) 
Griffin Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Harden (4 ST)  07:53  
  07:47 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  07:46  
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Rivers (2 AST)  07:31
[LAC 57-57]
 
  07:15
[HOU 59-57]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST) 
Griffin Jump Bank Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:52 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  06:45 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  06:44  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:37  
  06:37 Jones Substitution replaced by Smith 
Redick Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Ariza (3 ST)  06:24  
  06:21
[HOU 61-57]
Ariza Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  06:05 Harden Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Spooner) 
Barnes 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Griffin (7 AST)  06:00
[LAC 60-61]
 
  05:52
[HOU 63-60]
Ariza Pullup Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Harden (9 AST) 
Griffin Running Hook Shot: Made (20 PTS)  05:37
[LAC 62-63]
 
  05:26
[HOU 65-62]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Rivers Floating Jump shot: Missed  05:01  
Team Rebound  05:01  
  05:01 Howard Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  05:01
[LAC 63-65]
 
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:01
[LAC 64-65]
 
  04:51 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Rivers (3 ST) 
Redick Running Bank shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rivers (3 AST)  04:37
[LAC 66-65]
 
  04:19
[HOU 68-66]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (10 AST) 
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Barnes (3 AST)  03:57
[LAC 69-68]
 
  03:45 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Rivers Substitution replaced by Crawford  03:45  
  03:41 Terry Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:41  
Team Rebound  03:41  
  03:41 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:41
[LAC 70-68]
 
  03:32 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (8 TO) Steal:Crawford (1 ST) 
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  03:29
[LAC 72-68]
 
  03:29 Harden Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Jordan Substitution replaced by Davis  03:29  
  03:29 Howard Substitution replaced by Capela 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS)  03:29
[LAC 73-68]
 
  03:05
[HOU 70-73]
Terry Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (11 AST) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Griffin (8 AST)  02:49
[LAC 76-70]
 
Davis Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  02:39  
  02:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:39 Terry Substitution replaced by Prigioni 
  02:39
[HOU 71-76]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  02:39
[HOU 72-76]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Crawford Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:16  
  02:15 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:08 Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:06 Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:04 Brewer Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) (B Spooner) 
  02:04 Brewer Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Redick Pullup Bank shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Griffin (9 AST)  01:53
[LAC 78-72]
 
  01:35
[HOU 75-78]
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Capela (1 BLK)  01:18  
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:16  
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  01:14  
Team Rebound  01:13  
Barnes Substitution replaced by Rivers  01:13  
Rivers Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  01:02  
  00:46.0
[HOU 77-78]
Brewer Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (1 AST) 
Griffin Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (B Spooner)  00:42.2  
Griffin Turnover : Foul (5 TO)  00:42.2  
Griffin Substitution replaced by Turkoglu  00:42.2  
  00:28.9 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Crawford Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:27.9  
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:05.7
[LAC 81-77]
 
  00:00.9 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:00.4  
  00:00.4 Harden Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Redick Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:00.4
[LAC 82-77]
 
Redick Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:00.4
[LAC 83-77]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
Los Angeles Clippers (57-26) Houston Rockets (56-27)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:34 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:32  
Crawford Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  11:18
[LAC 85-77]
 
  11:03
[HOU 79-85]
Howard Turnaround Bank shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Davis Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Crawford (4 AST)  10:45
[LAC 87-79]
 
  10:39
[HOU 81-87]
Brewer Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed  10:23  
  10:21 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:05
[HOU 83-87]
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Crawford Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (4 BLK)  09:46  
Team Rebound  09:46  
Davis Substitution replaced by Jordan  09:46  
Turkoglu 3pt Shot: Missed  09:35  
Team Rebound  09:35  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:35  
  09:20 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rivers (4 ST) 
Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed  09:00  
Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  08:59  
Rivers Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Jordan (4 AST)  08:55
[LAC 89-83]
 
  08:45 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:44 Team Rebound 
Turkoglu Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (D Stafford)  08:44  
  08:44  
  08:32
[HOU 86-89]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (2 AST) 
Rivers Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (5 BLK)  08:07  
Rivers Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:06  
Rivers Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  08:02  
Turkoglu Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Stafford)  07:58  
Rivers Substitution replaced by Redick  07:58  
Turkoglu Substitution replaced by Griffin  07:58  
  07:49 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Crawford Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:46  
Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:28 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:20
[HOU 88-89]
Howard Hook Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (3 AST) 
Barnes 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Griffin (10 AST)  07:02
[LAC 92-88]
 
  06:47 Smith Layup Shot: Missed Block: Barnes (1 BLK) 
  06:46 Team Rebound 
  06:46 Prigioni Substitution replaced by Terry 
  06:46 Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden 
  06:38 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:37 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:33 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:32  
  06:14 Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:14  
Team Rebound  06:14  
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  06:14
[LAC 93-88]
 
  06:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:56 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  05:55  
Barnes 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Jordan (5 AST)  05:40
[LAC 96-88]
 
  05:29 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (4 BLK) 
Barnes Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:27  
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Griffin (11 AST)  05:21
[LAC 99-88]
 
  05:20 Team Timeout : Short 
  05:02 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  05:01  
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  04:47  
Team Rebound  04:47  
  04:47 Howard Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (M Callahan) 
Crawford Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:33  
Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  04:31  
Redick Running Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  04:24
[LAC 101-88]
 
Jordan Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Callahan)  04:18  
  03:59 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  03:58  
Griffin Fadeaway Bank shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:38 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:33
[HOU 91-101]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Redick Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:09 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Barnes Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (3 FTA) (D Stafford)  03:04  
  03:04 Smith Substitution replaced by Prigioni 
  03:04
[HOU 92-101]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 3 (19 PTS) 
  03:04 Harden Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed 
  03:04 Team Rebound 
  03:04
[HOU 93-101]
Harden Free Throw 3 of 3 (20 PTS) 
  03:02 Prigioni Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (D Stafford) 
Jordan Substitution replaced by Davis  03:02  
  03:02 Prigioni Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:53  
Davis Substitution replaced by Jordan  02:53  
  02:53 Brewer Substitution replaced by Prigioni 
  02:53 Prigioni Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:53
[LAC 102-93]
 
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:53
[LAC 103-93]
 
Jordan Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  02:50  
  02:50 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:50 Team Rebound 
Jordan Substitution replaced by Davis  02:50  
  02:50 Prigioni Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  02:50 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  02:50  
Barnes Foul: Offensive (5 PF) (B Spooner)  02:37  
Barnes Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:37  
Davis Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan)  02:37  
  02:37
[HOU 94-103]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  02:37 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  02:37  
  02:29 Howard Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS)  02:29
[LAC 104-94]
 
  02:29 Howard Substitution replaced by Prigioni 
Davis Substitution replaced by Rivers  02:29  
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS)  02:29
[LAC 105-94]
 
  02:24 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Barnes (2 BLK) 
  02:24 Team Rebound 
  02:12
[HOU 97-105]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (12 AST) 
  02:02 Ariza Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  02:02
[LAC 106-97]
 
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  02:02
[LAC 107-97]
 
  01:56 Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  01:55  
Barnes Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Redick (2 AST)  01:41
[LAC 109-97]
 
  01:34 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (9 TO) Steal:Crawford (2 ST) 
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Griffin (12 AST)  01:16
[LAC 112-97]
 
  01:09 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:11)  01:08  
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  00:55.9  
  00:54.9 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:49.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:12)  00:48.9  
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Griffin (13 AST)  00:29.9
[LAC 115-97]
 
  00:19.8
[HOU 99-115]
Prigioni Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ariza (4 AST) 
  00:14.2 Terry Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Rivers Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:14.2
[LAC 116-99]
 
Rivers Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:14.2
[LAC 117-99]
 
  00:10.0
[HOU 101-117]
Ariza Driving Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
LAC
2nd Pacific
56
26
9-1
30-11
26-15
HOU
1st Southwest
56
26
7-3
30-11
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
LAC
Griffin 26.9
2 players 13.4
Paul 10.0
Jordan 2.6
2 players 2.0
HOU
2 players 28.4
Howard 14.4
Harden 8.1
Howard 3.0
Harden 2.4
Clippers Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.473.465
FT%.710.684
Points106.7112.6
Rebounds42.644.4
Assists24.824.0
Steals7.89.7
Blocks5.05.6
3-Point %.376.325
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Rockets Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.444.443
FT%.715.000
Points103.9109.4
Rebounds43.748.1
Assists22.222.1
Steals9.58.3
Blocks5.05.1
3-Point %.348.346
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 7
Los Angeles Clippers (3-4)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Barnes, Matt211:2918-516-3112-13531361629885254
Crawford, Jamal198:3234-10012-4416-2061319152212102796
Davis, Glen58:216-150-04-4347113321416
Griffin, Blake269:1776-1371-435-521967863425426413188
Hawes, Spencer45:558-113-52-23811511212021
Hudson, Lester29:514-111-50-00005723129
Jones, Dahntay11:441-10-00-00110410002
Jordan, DeAndre230:0528-390-039-84266894122614715195
Paul, Chris170:0037-7612-3020-2251621501581002106
Redick, J.J.266:2136-8420-5220-2001414151831440112
Rivers, Austin150:5030-6611-288-112141611208104579
Turkoglu, Hedo30:193-122-100-00334832108
Udoh, Ekpe7:181-30-00-00330300002
Houston Rockets (4-3)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Ariza, Trevor273:4439-8621-5118-20543481721151312117
Brewer, Corey177:0429-704-1915-26717241022572677
Capela, Clint47:207-120-03-88132129013117
Dorsey, Joey10:310-20-01-21341101001
Harden, James256:5247-11817-4867-73336395721103536178
Howard, Dwight235:3945-760-033-85267197102689159123
Johnson, Nick21:033-81-23-310132020410
Jones, Terrence161:1129-641-613-18122032615385672
Papanikolaou, Kostas14:331-40-31-20220404003
Prigioni, Pablo132:279-278-213-448121920660029
Smith, Josh142:4424-598-2312-271226381017496368
Terry, Jason206:5326-5913-386-72171920197111271