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Austin Rivers propels Clippers past Rockets 124-99


By BETH HARRIS
Posted May 09 2015 2:46AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) On the bench watching Austin Rivers run through the Rockets, Chris Paul walked up to Doc Rivers and told him, "This is one time you can be a dad and not just coach."

The elder Rivers was too locked in to get emotional seeing his son score a career playoff-high 25 points while sparking a decisive run to end the third quarter. Maybe later he'll allow it to sink in, but at the moment the most important thing was the Clippers' 124-99 victory Friday night that gave them a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.

"Even when C.P. said that, it was like white noise to me," the elder Rivers said. "He was just very aggressive, and that's what we've been telling him to do. The scoring and all that was great. We love it. But the big picture was we allowed C.P. to get back in this series, feel comfortable and not overextend himself."

Paul returned from a hamstring injury to bolster the Clippers with 12 points and seven assists after he missed the first two games of the series. J.J. Redick had a career playoff-best 31 points, Blake Griffin added 22 points and 14 rebounds, and DeAndre Jordan had 15 rebounds.

"I got through," Paul said. "Austin was unbelievable. I was probably his biggest cheerleader in the third quarter. I just kept saying, `I don't want to play anymore if I don't have to."'

James Harden had 25 points and 11 assists, and Dwight Howard added 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Rockets.

"It was a blowout, but it's still one game," Harden said.

Game 4 is Sunday at Staples Center.

The younger Rivers came off the bench and helped the Clippers use a 20-3 run to finally get the separation they lacked in the first half. Rivers scored 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the dominating offensive outburst that extended the Clippers' lead to 99-76 going into the fourth.

Rivers was so good that his dad kept him on the court for the first two minutes of the fourth. Fans saluted Austin Rivers by chanting his name and giving him a standing ovation when Paul replaced him.

"Our relationship has always been coach-player," Austin Rivers said. "He's hard on me, but it's because he wants the best for me."

Rivers started in place of Paul the last two games while the All-Star guard fought back from a strained left hamstring. Rivers had a playoff career-high 17 points in the Game 1 win and followed up with 10 points and a costly turnover in the Game 2 loss.

He spelled Paul with 6 minutes left in the third and promptly tore through the Rockets. He tossed in a 3-pointer, completed two three-point plays and capped his exploits with a floating jumper.

"I don't think he was the problem in the game," Harden said. "From the beginning, they were getting a lot of easy buckets which gave them a lot of confidence."

The Clippers held the Rockets scoreless over the final 3:45 of the third.

"You can't allow guys like Austin Rivers to score 25 points. That's too many for him," Howard said. "We have to do a better job of attacking the basket. Tonight we didn't do that and that's when they ran away with the lead."

The Rockets never made a run in the fourth, and fans started baling out with three minutes to go.

"We just let go of the rope and they piled on us," Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. "We got rattled in that third quarter. Our team defense went to hell."

Jason Terry was called for a technical foul in the fourth after tripping Griffin and an altercation ensued, leading to Terry's ejection with eight minutes left in the game. Terry finished with 13 points.

TIP-INS

Rockets: They were held under their playoff-leading 112.4-point average.

Clippers: Griffin has 10 straight double-doubles in the postseason, with Howard the last player to do so in the 2009 playoffs. ... The Clippers bench outscored the Rockets' reserves 46-25. ... Faces in the crowd: Floyd Mayweather, Snoop Dogg, "owner emeritus" Shelly Sterling, Kendall Jenner and Khloe Kardashian, and "black-ish" actor Anthony Anderson.

OFF THE LINE

The Clippers succeeded in keeping Harden off the free throw line, where he was 5 of 5.

"Whenever he has big games, he gets to the free throw line a lot," Griffin said of Harden.

As a team, the Rockets were 18 of 31 at the stripe, while the Clippers were 19 of 23.

In Game 2, the teams combined for 96 trips to the line, with both sides using the intentional fouling strategy that grinds the action to a halt.


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HOU
LAC
     
    • 39.8%

    • 55.4%

    • 33.3%

    • 44.8%

    • 58.1%

    • 82.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU LAC
Total Rebounds 43 50
Offensive Rebounds 16 12
Turnovers 15 18
Fast Break Pts: 19 23
Biggest Lead: 3 32
Points in the Paint: 42 50
HOU LAC
p Harden   25 Redick   31
rb Howard   14 Jordan   15
a Harden   11 Paul   7
s 3 players   2 Crawford   6
b Howard   2 2 players   2
 
  • 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 (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 35:24 3-9 1-6 3-4 -11 0 2 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 10
T. Jones F 25:21 4-10 0-1 4-6 -20 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 12
D. Howard C 38:16 5-11 0-0 4-11 -10 5 9 14 2 3 2 0 2 1 14
J. Harden G 36:25 8-16 4-7 5-5 -16 0 3 3 11 3 0 5 1 1 25
J. Terry G 31:32 5-9 3-6 0-0 -22 1 0 1 3 2 2 4 0 1 13
C. Capela   05:29 0-3 0-0 1-2 -3 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
P. Prigioni   20:23 2-8 2-7 0-0 -12 2 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 6
J. Smith   12:42 3-10 0-3 1-1 -13 5 4 9 0 1 1 2 0 0 7
C. Brewer   25:45 5-9 1-2 0-2 -21 1 3 4 0 4 2 1 1 1 11
N. Johnson   02:54 0-1 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
K. Papanikolaou   02:54 0-1 0-1 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Dorsey   02:54 0-1 0-0 0-0 +1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
K. McDaniels DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-88 11-33 18-31   16 27 43 21 18 8 15 5 6 99
  39.8% 33.3% 58.1%   team rebs: 11 total to: 15
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 29:39 1-3 1-3 4-4 +6 0 3 3 2 4 0 2 2 0 7
B. Griffin F 30:46 10-20 0-1 2-4 +12 6 8 14 4 4 0 7 0 3 22
D. Jordan C 36:23 2-4 0-0 2-4 +36 5 10 15 3 5 1 3 0 0 6
J. Redick G 36:46 11-14 5-6 4-4 +23 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 31
C. Paul G 23:08 5-12 2-6 0-0 +12 0 3 3 7 2 2 1 0 0 12
A. Rivers   23:16 10-13 3-6 2-2 +16 0 6 6 2 2 1 2 1 0 25
S. Hawes   11:17 1-1 0-0 0-0 +20 0 3 3 2 4 0 0 2 0 2
J. Crawford   26:31 4-9 1-4 3-3 +17 1 2 3 3 3 6 2 0 0 12
G. Davis   08:02 1-3 0-0 2-2 -10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
D. Jones   03:08 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
L. Hudson   06:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 -4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
H. Turkoglu   02:54 1-2 1-2 0-0 -1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 3
E. Udoh   02:09 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 46-83 13-29 19-23   12 38 50 26 27 12 18 6 5 124
  55.4% 44.8% 82.6%   team rebs: 3 total to: 18

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Rockets: Terry
  • Clippers: Jordan

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #41 Ken Mauer, #30 John Goble, #16 David Guthrie
  • Attendance: 19367
  • Duration: 2:29
Houston Rockets (56-27) Los Angeles Clippers (57-26)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Jordan vs Howard (Paul gains possession)
  11:39 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:38  
Jones Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  11:27
[HOU 2-0]
 
  11:17 Griffin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK) 
  11:17 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer)  11:17  
  11:17 Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:17 Team Rebound 
  11:17
[LAC 1-2]
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  11:04  
  11:03 Barnes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:57
[LAC 4-2]
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Griffin (1 AST) 
Howard Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  10:32
[HOU 4-4]
 
  10:24 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:23  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  10:14  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:12  
Howard Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:12
[HOU 6-4]
 
  09:56 Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:55 Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:49 Redick Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:48 Griffin Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  09:35
[LAC 6-6]
Griffin Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST) 
Jones Running Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  09:21
[HOU 8-6]
 
  08:59
[LAC 8-8]
Griffin Driving Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST) 
Howard Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST)  08:43
[HOU 10-8]
 
  08:43 Griffin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (J Goble) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  08:43
[HOU 11-8]
 
  08:32
[LAC 11-11]
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:18 Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Mauer)  08:14  
  08:06
[LAC 13-11]
Redick Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST) 
Harden Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:48
[HOU 13-13]
 
  07:32
[LAC 15-13]
Griffin Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Paul (5 AST) 
Howard Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:07
[HOU 15-15]
 
  06:55
[LAC 17-15]
Paul Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:44 Griffin Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  06:36
[LAC 19-15]
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  06:21 Paul Substitution replaced by Rivers 
  06:21 Redick Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Goble) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:17 Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:02 Griffin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST) 
Jones Layup Shot: Missed  05:53  
  05:52 Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:38 Griffin Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK) 
  05:37 Griffin Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  05:36 Griffin Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:36  
  05:36 Griffin Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Goble) 
  05:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:36 Griffin Substitution replaced by Hawes 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  05:26  
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:24  
Howard Putback Dunk Shot: Missed  05:24  
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  05:20  
Terry Driving Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  05:11
[HOU 17-19]
 
Terry Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Goble)  04:57  
  04:50
[LAC 22-17]
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Jordan (1 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:38
[HOU 20-22]
 
  04:22
[LAC 24-20]
Hawes Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Redick (1 AST) 
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  04:09
[HOU 22-24]
 
  03:55
[LAC 26-22]
Rivers Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jones Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST)  03:38
[HOU 24-26]
 
  03:11 Jordan Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:10  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:03 Hawes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:57
[LAC 29-24]
Barnes 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rivers (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:49  
  02:49 Barnes Substitution replaced by Crawford 
Howard Substitution replaced by Capela  02:49  
Terry Substitution replaced by Prigioni  02:49  
Jones Substitution replaced by Smith  02:49  
Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer  02:49  
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jordan (1 ST)  02:41  
  02:20 Jordan Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:16  
Capela Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  02:13  
  02:11 Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:00
[LAC 31-24]
Jordan Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hawes (1 AST) 
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  01:47  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:47  
Smith Tip Shot: Missed  01:47  
  01:47 Team Rebound 
  01:47 Redick Substitution replaced by Paul 
  01:43 Jump Ball Jordan vs Capela (Paul gains possession) 
  01:36 Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:35  
Brewer Floating Jump shot: Missed  01:29  
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:26  
Capela Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hawes (1 BLK)  01:24  
  01:22 Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:15 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:14  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Crawford (1 ST)  01:00  
  00:55.0
[LAC 33-24]
Crawford Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
  00:42.9 Hawes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:31.9 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:30.9  
  00:13.6 Rivers Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Mauer) 
  00:13.6 Jordan Substitution replaced by Davis 
Capela Substitution replaced by Ariza  00:13.6  
  00:13.6 Hawes Substitution replaced by Jones 
Smith Substitution replaced by Terry  00:13.6  
  00:13.6 Paul Substitution replaced by Barnes 
Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: Barnes (1 BLK)  00:01.9  
  00:00.6 Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (56-27) Los Angeles Clippers (57-26)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  11:46  
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:44  
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Rivers (1 BLK)  11:44  
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  11:42  
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed  11:37  
Team Rebound  11:37  
  11:37 Rivers Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (J Goble) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  11:30  
Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  11:29  
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  11:24
[HOU 27-33]
 
  11:09 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  11:08  
Smith Driving Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (1 AST)  10:56
[HOU 29-33]
 
  10:33
[LAC 36-29]
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hawes (2 AST) 
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed  10:10  
  10:09 Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:04
[LAC 38-29]
Rivers Running Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Crawford (1 AST) 
Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hawes (2 BLK)  09:47  
Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  09:46  
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:46
[HOU 31-38]
 
  09:46 Hawes Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
  09:46 Hawes Substitution replaced by Griffin 
  09:46 Davis Substitution replaced by Jordan 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  09:46
[HOU 32-38]
 
  09:33 Crawford Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:32 Crawford Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:29
[LAC 40-32]
Crawford Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Crawford (2 ST)  09:15  
  09:05 Jordan Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (J Goble) 
  09:05 Jordan Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Howard Hook Shot: Missed  08:51  
Smith Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  08:49  
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  08:48  
Smith Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  08:46  
Smith Tip Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:46
[HOU 34-40]
 
  08:36 Rivers Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
  08:36  
  08:36 Rivers Substitution replaced by Redick 
Prigioni Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Paul (1 ST)  08:25  
Prigioni Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Guthrie)  08:19  
  08:00 Griffin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:59 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:52
[LAC 43-34]
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jordan (2 AST) 
Prigioni Jump Shot: Missed  07:38  
  07:37 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:33 Griffin Slam Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (1 BLK) 
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:30  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  07:25  
  07:22 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Brewer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) (J Goble)  07:19  
  07:19
[LAC 44-34]
Redick Free Throw 1 of 3 (12 PTS) 
  07:19
[LAC 45-34]
Redick Free Throw 2 of 3 (13 PTS) 
Prigioni Substitution replaced by Terry  07:19  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden  07:19  
Smith Substitution replaced by Jones  07:19  
  07:19
[LAC 46-34]
Redick Free Throw 3 of 3 (14 PTS) 
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST)  07:02
[HOU 36-46]
 
  06:47 Jordan Turnover : Illegal Assist Turnover (2 TO) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  06:24  
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  06:23  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  06:22  
  06:19 Griffin Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  06:17 Griffin Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
  06:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:17 Paul Substitution replaced by Barnes 
  06:05 Crawford Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Goble) 
  06:01 Barnes Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:01  
Team Rebound  06:01  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:01  
  06:00 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:43
[LAC 48-36]
Crawford Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  05:32 Jordan Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:32  
Team Rebound  05:32  
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:32
[HOU 37-48]
 
  05:19 Crawford Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:18 Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  05:11 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  05:10  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:04
[HOU 40-48]
 
  04:50
[LAC 50-40]
Redick Running Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Griffin (2 AST) 
Harden Layup Shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:34 Griffin Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  04:33 Griffin Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  04:17
[HOU 43-50]
 
  04:02 Redick Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:59  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Crawford (3 ST)  03:54  
Jones Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble)  03:51  
  03:51
[LAC 51-43]
Barnes Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  03:51
[LAC 52-43]
Barnes Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:51 Crawford Substitution replaced by Rivers 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:51  
Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending (J Goble)  03:27  
  03:27
[LAC 54-43]
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST)  03:10
[HOU 46-54]
 
Brewer Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Guthrie)  03:01  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:01  
  03:01 Barnes Substitution replaced by Paul 
  03:01 Jordan Substitution replaced by Hawes 
  02:48
[LAC 56-46]
Griffin Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rivers (2 AST) 
  02:47 Hawes Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:47
[HOU 47-56]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:47  
  02:46 Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:33
[LAC 58-47]
Griffin Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Paul (6 AST) 
  02:30 Hawes Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:30
[HOU 48-58]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:30  
  02:28 Griffin Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  02:17
[LAC 60-48]
Paul Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  02:12 Hawes Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:12  
Team Rebound  02:12  
  02:12 Hawes Substitution replaced by Davis 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:12
[HOU 49-60]
 
  01:48 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:47  
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST)  01:24
[HOU 52-60]
 
Howard Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer)  01:09  
  01:09
[LAC 61-52]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:09 Rivers Substitution replaced by Barnes 
Howard Substitution replaced by Ariza  01:09  
  01:09 Griffin Substitution replaced by Crawford 
  01:09
[LAC 62-52]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Terry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Barnes (2 BLK)  00:53.9  
Terry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:53.1  
Terry Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  00:53.1  
  00:47.1
[LAC 64-52]
Davis Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barnes (1 AST) 
  00:37.1 Davis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:37.1
[HOU 53-64]
 
  00:37.1 Davis Substitution replaced by Griffin 
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:37.1
[HOU 54-64]
 
  00:27.8 Paul Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:25.9  
  00:23.5 Paul Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:23.5  
Team Rebound  00:23.5  
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:23.5
[HOU 55-64]
 
  00:18.2 Team Timeout : Short 
Terry Substitution replaced by Smith  00:18.2  
  00:07.8 Griffin Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
Harden Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:01.0
[HOU 57-64]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (56-27) Los Angeles Clippers (57-26)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:44 Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  11:23 Griffin Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:22  
Howard Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Missed  11:06  
  11:05 Griffin Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  10:47 Griffin Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  10:45  
  10:38 Paul Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  10:38
[HOU 58-64]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  10:38
[HOU 59-64]
 
Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending (D Guthrie)  10:20  
  10:20
[LAC 66-59]
Griffin Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Ariza Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Terry (3 AST)  10:01
[HOU 61-66]
 
  09:41 Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Howard (2 ST) 
Terry Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST)  09:37
[HOU 63-66]
 
  09:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:29 Griffin Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:28 Griffin Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  09:28
[LAC 68-63]
Griffin Tip Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  09:03  
  09:02 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:55
[LAC 71-63]
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST)  08:29
[HOU 66-71]
 
  08:13
[LAC 73-66]
Griffin Slam Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Paul (7 AST) 
Harden Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (D Guthrie)  07:56  
Harden Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  07:56  
  07:47 Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:46 Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  07:33 Griffin Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  07:13  
  07:12 Barnes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:03
[LAC 76-66]
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  06:49 Barnes Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:49  
Team Rebound  06:49  
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:49
[HOU 67-76]
 
  06:42
[LAC 78-67]
Redick Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Griffin (3 AST) 
Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Paul (2 ST)  06:22  
  06:03 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:01 Jordan Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
Ariza Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble)  06:01  
  06:01 Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:01 Team Rebound 
Jones Substitution replaced by Smith  06:01  
  06:01 Paul Substitution replaced by Rivers 
  06:01
[LAC 79-67]
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:38
[HOU 69-79]
 
  05:18 Barnes Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) (K Mauer) 
  05:18 Barnes Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer  05:18  
  05:18 Barnes Substitution replaced by Crawford 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:56 Griffin Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  04:52 Griffin Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Brewer Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (9 AST)  04:49
[HOU 71-79]
 
  04:40 Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  04:39  
  04:33 Jordan Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  04:33
[HOU 72-79]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  04:33
[HOU 73-79]
 
  04:08
[LAC 81-73]
Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  04:04 Griffin Violation:Kicked Ball (D Guthrie) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (10 AST)  03:50
[HOU 76-81]
 
  03:34 Redick 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  03:33  
Smith Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (K Mauer)  03:28  
Smith Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:28  
  03:16
[LAC 84-76]
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Jordan (3 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  02:59  
  02:57 Griffin Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  02:52 Griffin Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
  02:52 Crawford Foul: Personal (2 PF) (K Mauer) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
  02:52 Griffin Substitution replaced by Hawes 
Howard Substitution replaced by Jones  02:52  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  02:39  
  02:37 Jordan Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  02:23
[LAC 86-76]
Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Jones Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (K Mauer)  02:23  
  02:23
[LAC 87-76]
Rivers Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Redick (1 ST)  02:03  
  01:59
[LAC 89-76]
Redick Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:56  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:43 Jordan Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  01:35
[LAC 91-76]
Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  01:24  
  01:23 Hawes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:13 Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:12 Jordan Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
  01:12
[LAC 93-76]
Jordan Tip Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Crawford (4 ST)  00:56.9  
  00:53.1
[LAC 95-76]
Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Crawford (2 AST) 
Terry Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (J Goble)  00:53.1  
Terry Substitution replaced by Prigioni  00:53.1  
Smith Substitution replaced by Ariza  00:53.1  
  00:53.1
[LAC 96-76]
Rivers Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:34.9 Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:31.9
[LAC 98-76]
Rivers Floating Jump shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:02.9 Jordan Rebound (Off:5 Def:9) 
Ariza Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer)  00:01.7  
  00:01.7
[LAC 99-76]
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:01.7 Redick Substitution replaced by Barnes 
  00:01.7 Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:01.0  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Houston Rockets (56-27) Los Angeles Clippers (57-26)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Howard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie)  11:53  
  11:53
[LAC 100-76]
Barnes Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  11:53
[LAC 101-76]
Barnes Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Howard Hook Shot: Missed  11:37  
  11:35 Crawford Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:23 Jordan Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST) 
  11:19 Crawford Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:19  
Team Rebound  11:19  
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:19  
  11:17 Griffin Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
  10:58
[LAC 104-76]
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Rivers (1 ST)  10:50  
Brewer Foul: Personal (3 PF) (K Mauer)  10:48  
  10:31 Crawford Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  10:31 Griffin Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (D Guthrie) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:16 Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:09 Rivers Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Terry (2 ST) 
  10:06 Griffin Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  10:06
[HOU 77-104]
 
  10:06 Rivers Substitution replaced by Paul 
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  10:06
[HOU 78-104]
 
  09:47 Griffin Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:46 Griffin Rebound (Off:6 Def:8) 
  09:46 Griffin Tip Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  09:42  
Brewer Driving Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS)  09:25
[HOU 80-104]
 
Brewer Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (3 FTA) (K Mauer)  09:12  
  09:12
[LAC 105-80]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 3 (10 PTS) 
  09:12
[LAC 106-80]
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 3 (11 PTS) 
  09:12
[LAC 107-80]
Crawford Free Throw 3 of 3 (12 PTS) 
Howard Hook Shot: Missed  08:53  
Team Rebound  08:53  
  08:53  
  08:53 Paul Substitution replaced by Redick 
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed  08:37  
  08:36 Barnes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:19
[LAC 109-80]
Redick Running Bank shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Barnes (2 AST) 
  08:00 Jordan Foul: Personal (4 PF) (D Guthrie) 
Terry Technical (D Guthrie)  08:00  
Terry Ejection:Other  08:00  
Terry Substitution replaced by Harden  08:00  
  08:00
[LAC 110-80]
Redick Free Throw Technical (23 PTS) 
  07:56 Jordan Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
  07:56 Jordan Technical (J Goble) 
Harden Free Throw Technical (17 PTS)  07:56
[HOU 81-110]
 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:56  
Team Rebound  07:56  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:56  
  07:55 Jordan Rebound (Off:5 Def:10) 
  07:36
[LAC 113-81]
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Griffin (4 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS)  07:14
[HOU 84-113]
 
  06:46
[LAC 115-84]
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:28 Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Harden Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble)  06:08  
  06:08
[LAC 116-84]
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  06:08 Jordan Substitution replaced by Davis 
  06:08 Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:07  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS)  06:01
[HOU 87-116]
 
  06:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:00 Griffin Substitution replaced by Hudson 
  05:35 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:8)  05:34  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Crawford (5 ST)  05:25  
  05:19
[LAC 119-87]
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Crawford (3 AST) 
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  05:04
[HOU 89-119]
 
  04:43 Davis Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK) 
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:9)  04:41  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  04:36  
Prigioni Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:35  
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (2 AST)  04:33
[HOU 91-119]
 
  04:18 Crawford Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST) 
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Crawford (6 ST)  04:14  
  03:50 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:49  
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (11 AST)  03:44
[HOU 93-119]
 
  03:27
[LAC 121-93]
Redick Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Hudson (1 AST) 
Harden Driving Dunk Shot: Made (25 PTS)  03:14
[HOU 95-121]
 
  02:54 Barnes Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (D Guthrie) 
  02:54 Barnes Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
  02:54 Barnes Substitution replaced by Rivers 
  02:54 Redick Substitution replaced by Jones 
  02:54 Crawford Substitution replaced by Turkoglu 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Johnson  02:54  
Howard Substitution replaced by Capela  02:54  
Harden Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou  02:54  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Dorsey  02:54  
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:41 Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  02:26 Turkoglu 3pt Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:24  
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed  02:16  
Prigioni Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  02:15  
Johnson Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Turkoglu (1 BLK)  02:09  
Team Rebound  02:09  
  02:09 Davis Substitution replaced by Udoh 
Dorsey Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Turkoglu (1 ST)  02:03  
  01:59 Turkoglu Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Dorsey Jump Shot: Missed  01:45  
Dorsey Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:43  
  01:42 Turkoglu Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:42
[HOU 96-121]
 
Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:42  
  01:42 Udoh Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:30 Hudson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Capela (1 BLK) 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:28  
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  01:23
[HOU 99-121]
 
  01:00 Hudson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:59.7  
Capela Jump Shot: Missed  00:42.9  
  00:40.9 Turkoglu Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:23.1
[LAC 124-99]
Turkoglu 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hudson (2 AST) 
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
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