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Houston avoids elimination with 124-103 win over Clippers


By KRISTIE RIEKEN
Posted May 13 2015 1:36AM

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden received an IV Tuesday afternoon, his answers to postgame questions were peppered with coughs and he sniffled repeatedly between queries.

Harden clearly wasn't feeling well. But faced with elimination in the Western Conference semifinals, Houston's bearded superstar shook off his illness and had a triple-double in perhaps his best playoff performance to keep the Rockets alive.

Harden had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Dwight Howard added 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the Rockets bounced back from two lopsided losses with a 124-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

"I'm all right," Harden said when asked about his health. "We won, so that's all that matters."

The Rockets hadn't lost three straight all season, and with their season on the line they ended their skid to send it back to Los Angeles for Game 6 on Thursday night.

Houston used a 36-point second quarter to take a commanding lead and withstood a third-quarter surge by Los Angeles to lead by 14 entering the fourth.

Blake Griffin had 30 points and 16 rebounds, and Chris Paul added 22 points and 10 assists for the Clippers.

"They were more focused," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. "They played like they were the desperate team and we didn't play very desperate."

Harden made a 3-pointer with about two minutes to play to make it 121-100 and coach Kevin McHale cleared the bench. Harden's triple-double was Houston's first in the postseason since Steve Francis in 2004.

Howard was impressed with Harden's ability to play so well when he was under the weather.

"This is win or go home and I'm pretty sure he wants this as bad as we all do and he showed that tonight," Howard said.

Trevor Ariza added 22 points for Houston and Corey Brewer had 15.

McHale toyed with the starting lineup after losses by 25 and 33 points, inserting Josh Smith in place of Terrence Jones. Smith finished with nine points and seven rebounds, while Jones provided a spark off the bench with 12 points.

"I just wanted to shake things up a bit and ... see if we could get more ball movement," McHale said.

Houston was up by 14 with nine minutes left when Smith scored five quick points, capped by a 3-pointer, to make it 99-80. Smith, who joined the Rockets after being released by the Pistons, held out three fingers on each hand before beating his chest as fans rose to their feet.

Howard managed just seven points and six rebounds in Game 4 after getting into early foul trouble. He had no such problems on Tuesday night and had eclipsed his numbers in that game in the first quarter. His work helped Houston outscore Los Angeles 64-46 in the paint.

The Clippers had cut the lead from 22 points to 13 late in the third quarter when Houston started intentionally fouling DeAndre Jordan. They did it twice and he missed three of four before the Clippers returned the favor on Howard.

The Hack-A-Shaq stretch wasn't anywhere close to what it was in the last game when the Rockets did it time after time, giving Jordan 34 free throw attempts. He made just 14 of them on Sunday. Both teams also did it some in the fourth quarter on Tuesday, with Houston fouling Jordan and the Clippers doing it to Howard, Smith and Brewer.

Four quick points by Howard gave the Rockets a 22-point lead with about seven minutes left in the third quarter. Jordan got his fourth foul soon after that, but coach Doc Rivers kept him on the floor. The Clippers got going after that, using a 13-4 spurt to cut it to 83-70 with three minutes remaining in the third. Griffin took over for Los Angeles in that span, scoring nine points.

Ariza led Houston early in the third quarter, scoring eight points in a 12-7 run that pushed the lead to 75-55.

Los Angeles got within 2 with 3 1/2 minutes left in the first half when Hawes hit a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired. But Houston scored the next nine points to extend the lead to 57-46. Griffin made a layup before the Rockets scored the last six points of the second quarter to make it 63-48 at halftime.

The Rockets led 27-22 at the end of the first quarter after getting nine points and eight rebounds from Howard.

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Griffin on the chance to close out the series Thursday: "They outplayed us and played like they wanted it ... we need to learn from this game and improve upon it. We have a chance to take care of business and play how we need to play."

TIP-INS

Clippers: Spencer Hawes came off the bench to score 11. ... Jordan finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds. ... Rivers said he thinks Austin Rivers has a hip pointer after falling to the court hard late in the game. He said he'll know more about the injury on Wednesday.

Rockets: Rookie Clint Capela had eight points. He had a one-handed slam over Hawes early in the second quarter. ... The 36 points Houston scored in the second quarter were the most points they've scored in a quarter in this series.


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LAC
HOU
     
    • 41.8%

    • 54.1%

    • 25.7%

    • 31.0%

    • 58.1%

    • 60.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAC HOU
Total Rebounds 39 58
Offensive Rebounds 13 15
Turnovers 7 11
Fast Break Pts: 3 17
Biggest Lead: 3 23
Points in the Paint: 46 64
LAC HOU
p Griffin   30 Harden   26
rb Griffin   16 Howard   15
a Paul   10 Harden   10
s 6 players   1 Ariza   3
b 2 players   1 Howard   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
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 22:43 1-8 1-4 2-2 -5 2 0 2 2 3 1 0 0 1 5
B. Griffin F 38:07 12-21 0-0 6-9 -8 6 10 16 2 2 0 1 0 1 30
D. Jordan C 24:13 3-3 0-0 7-16 0 3 8 11 2 4 1 1 1 0 13
J. Redick G 36:41 3-12 1-8 2-2 -14 0 1 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 9
C. Paul G 34:48 9-16 4-9 0-0 -7 0 2 2 10 3 1 2 0 1 22
J. Crawford   27:20 2-10 1-5 0-0 -16 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 5
G. Davis   05:44 0-1 0-0 0-0 -12 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
A. Rivers   20:48 3-11 1-5 1-2 -17 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 8
S. Hawes   19:59 5-7 1-2 0-0 -16 2 3 5 1 4 1 1 0 0 11
D. Jones   02:11 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
L. Hudson   03:43 0-1 0-1 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
H. Turkoglu   03:43 0-1 0-1 0-0 -4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Udoh DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-91 9-35 18-31   13 26 39 22 27 6 7 2 3 103
  41.8% 25.7% 58.1%   team rebs: 13 total to: 7
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 31:15 8-12 4-6 2-2 +23 0 8 8 3 1 3 1 0 0 22
J. Smith F 22:22 4-7 1-3 0-2 +6 4 3 7 4 2 0 2 1 0 9
D. Howard C 31:56 7-14 0-0 6-14 +7 5 10 15 0 2 1 0 2 2 20
J. Harden G 42:52 9-20 1-8 7-8 +23 2 9 11 10 4 0 5 0 0 26
J. Terry G 28:46 4-10 3-8 0-0 +22 1 3 4 7 2 0 0 0 0 11
P. Prigioni   17:54 0-1 0-1 0-0 +1 0 3 3 2 4 0 1 0 0 0
C. Brewer   24:24 5-8 0-1 5-6 -1 1 1 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 15
T. Jones   23:53 5-8 0-1 2-2 +15 1 4 5 0 3 0 2 0 0 12
C. Capela   11:23 4-4 0-0 0-2 +9 1 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 8
N. Johnson   01:45 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Papanikolaou   01:45 0-1 0-1 1-2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
J. Dorsey   01:45 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. McDaniels DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 46-85 9-29 23-38   15 43 58 29 24 5 11 3 2 124
  54.1% 31.0% 60.5%   team rebs: 10 total to: 11

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Clippers: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #13 Monty McCutchen, #19 James Capers, #65 Sean Wright
  • Attendance: 18142
  • Duration: 2:33
Los Angeles Clippers (56-27) Houston Rockets (57-26)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Jordan (Barnes gains possession)
  11:40 Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:40  
Team Rebound  11:40  
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:40  
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:39  
Barnes Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:32  
  11:29 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:12
[HOU 2-0]
Ariza Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
Griffin Layup Shot: Missed  10:54  
Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  10:53  
Griffin Tip Shot: Missed  10:53  
Griffin Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  10:52  
Redick Running Jump Shot: Missed  10:42  
  10:42 Team Rebound 
Jordan Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (J Capers)  10:42  
  10:26 Smith Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  10:25 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:20
[HOU 4-0]
Smith Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  10:06  
  10:05 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:55 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Redick (1 ST) 
Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed  09:38  
Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:37  
Jordan Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:34
[LAC 2-4]
 
  09:17 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  09:16  
Redick Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:05  
  09:04 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:59 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:58  
Barnes Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:49  
  08:48 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:41 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:40 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:36 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:34  
Jordan Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  08:32  
  08:28
[HOU 6-2]
Ariza Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST)  08:10  
Barnes Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Wright)  08:05  
  07:57 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Barnes (1 ST) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:45 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Griffin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  07:39  
  07:39 Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:39 Team Rebound 
  07:39
[HOU 7-2]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST)  07:24
[LAC 5-7]
 
  07:16 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:15 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:15
[HOU 9-5]
Howard Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Griffin Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  07:02  
Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:01  
Jordan Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:01
[LAC 7-9]
 
  06:52 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:51  
Barnes Jump Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:44 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:35 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jordan (1 ST) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  06:29  
Griffin Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  06:28  
  06:28 Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:28
[LAC 8-9]
 
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:28
[LAC 9-9]
 
  06:15
[HOU 12-9]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:53 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:49
[HOU 14-9]
Harden Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  05:42  
Barnes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:40  
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Griffin (1 AST)  05:35
[LAC 12-14]
 
  05:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
Barnes Substitution replaced by Crawford  05:35  
  05:35 Ariza Substitution replaced by Prigioni 
  05:35 Terry Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  05:22 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:21  
Crawford Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jordan (1 AST)  05:04
[LAC 14-14]
 
  04:57 Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:56  
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST)  04:45
[LAC 16-14]
 
  04:25 Howard Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:24 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Jordan Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  04:24  
  04:24
[HOU 15-16]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Jordan Substitution replaced by Davis  04:24  
Paul Substitution replaced by Rivers  04:24  
  04:24 Smith Substitution replaced by Jones 
  04:24 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  04:24  
Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed  04:09  
  04:08 Prigioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:56 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  03:55  
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rivers (1 AST)  03:48
[LAC 18-15]
 
  03:36 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:35 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  03:34
[HOU 17-18]
Howard Putback Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Davis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  03:16  
  03:12
[HOU 19-18]
Brewer Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:04 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:59
[HOU 21-18]
Howard Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Crawford Jump Shot: Missed  02:36  
  02:34 Prigioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:28 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:27 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  02:25 Howard Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:24 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
Davis Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  02:24  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:24  
  02:24 Harden Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  02:24 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:24 Team Rebound 
  02:24
[HOU 22-18]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:10
[LAC 20-22]
 
  01:55 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:54 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:54
[HOU 24-20]
Jones Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Griffin Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Missed  01:33  
Griffin Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  01:32  
Griffin Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:32
[LAC 22-24]
 
  01:16
[HOU 26-22]
Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  00:47.8  
  00:45.9 Prigioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Davis Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright)  00:36.8  
  00:36.8
[HOU 27-22]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:36.8 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:36.8  
Rivers Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:23.8  
  00:22.9 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  00:03.2 Howard Jump Shot: Missed Block: Davis (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  00:03.2  
Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Los Angeles Clippers (56-27) Houston Rockets (57-26)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:50 Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Crawford Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:39  
  11:36 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:23
[HOU 29-22]
Capela Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Hawes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  11:09  
  11:06
[HOU 31-22]
Ariza Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  11:05  
Davis Substitution replaced by Jordan  11:05  
Paul Step Back Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  10:53
[LAC 24-31]
 
  10:28
[HOU 33-24]
Capela Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (1 AST) 
Hawes Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M McCutchen)  10:28  
  10:28 Capela Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:28  
Hawes Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST)  10:09
[LAC 26-33]
 
  09:43 Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:42 Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:37
[HOU 35-26]
Jones Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Capela (1 AST) 
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hawes (1 AST)  09:24
[LAC 29-35]
 
Jordan Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright)  09:14  
  09:14
[HOU 36-29]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Jordan Substitution replaced by Griffin  09:14  
  09:14
[HOU 37-29]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed  09:03  
  09:02 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:43 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hawes (1 ST) 
  08:40 Prigioni Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
  08:40  
  08:40 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  08:40 Prigioni Substitution replaced by Terry 
  08:40 Jones Substitution replaced by Smith 
Rivers Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:40
[LAC 30-37]
 
Rivers Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:40  
Griffin Rebound (Off:6 Def:3)  08:40  
Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed  08:33  
  08:32 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:16 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:15 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Griffin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright)  08:10  
  08:10
[HOU 38-30]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Crawford Substitution replaced by Barnes  08:10  
Rivers Substitution replaced by Redick  08:10  
  08:10 Capela Substitution replaced by Howard 
  08:10
[HOU 39-30]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  07:52  
  07:51 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  07:44 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Paul (1 ST) 
  07:39 Terry Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
  07:34 Terry Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M McCutchen) 
Hawes Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Redick (1 AST)  07:28
[LAC 32-39]
 
  07:12
[HOU 41-32]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barnes (1 AST)  06:51
[LAC 35-41]
 
  06:39 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:37 Terry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:33 Terry Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:6 Def:4)  06:32  
Paul Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:24
[LAC 37-41]
 
  06:03
[HOU 43-37]
Howard Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Griffin Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:45
[LAC 39-43]
 
  05:32
[HOU 45-39]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Hawes 3pt Shot: Missed  05:19  
  05:18 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
Hawes Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  05:10  
  05:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:10 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:10 Team Rebound 
  05:10 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:6 Def:5)  05:10  
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST)  04:54
[LAC 41-45]
 
  04:34 Howard Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:34  
Hawes Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Paul (5 AST)  04:21
[LAC 43-45]
 
  04:03
[HOU 48-43]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  03:41  
Barnes Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  03:39  
Hawes 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Barnes (2 AST)  03:36
[LAC 46-48]
 
  03:21 Harden Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  03:19 Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  03:16 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hawes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:15  
Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed  03:03  
  03:02 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Paul Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  03:01  
  03:01
[HOU 49-46]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  03:01 Smith Substitution replaced by Jones 
  03:01 Brewer Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  03:01
[HOU 50-46]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Griffin Jump Bank Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:43 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:35
[HOU 53-46]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:34  
Barnes Substitution replaced by Crawford  02:34  
Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (3 ST)  02:25  
  02:22 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  02:07  
  02:06 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:57 Harden Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  01:56 Team Rebound 
  01:55
[HOU 55-46]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Terry (3 AST) 
Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed  01:41  
  01:40 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  01:32
[HOU 57-46]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Paul (6 AST)  01:17
[LAC 48-57]
 
Hawes Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  01:02  
  01:02
[HOU 58-48]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:02 Terry Substitution replaced by Prigioni 
  01:02
[HOU 59-48]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Hawes Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:48.9  
  00:47.5 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Crawford Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  00:44.9  
  00:44.9
[HOU 60-48]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:44.9
[HOU 61-48]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Crawford Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:24.9 Team Rebound 
  00:24.9 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:24.9 Howard Substitution replaced by Terry 
Griffin Substitution replaced by Barnes  00:24.9  
Paul Substitution replaced by Rivers  00:24.9  
Crawford Substitution replaced by Jones  00:24.9  
Hawes Substitution replaced by Davis  00:24.9  
  00:00.3
[HOU 63-48]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Los Angeles Clippers (56-27) Houston Rockets (57-26)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40
[HOU 66-48]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Barnes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  11:16  
  11:15 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  11:10
[HOU 68-48]
Smith Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Terry (4 AST) 
Redick Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Paul (7 AST)  10:54
[LAC 50-68]
 
  10:33 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:32  
Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed  10:21  
  10:19 Terry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:12 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:11 Smith Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
Barnes Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  10:07  
  10:07 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:07 Team Rebound 
  10:07 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  10:07  
  09:57 Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Capers) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:41 Smith Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  09:36
[HOU 70-50]
Ariza Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Terry (5 AST) 
  09:14 Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M McCutchen) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Jordan (2 AST)  09:08
[LAC 53-70]
 
  08:51
[HOU 72-53]
Terry Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Made (15 PTS)  08:38
[LAC 55-72]
 
  08:16
[HOU 75-55]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
  08:02 Howard Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Barnes Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:02
[LAC 56-75]
 
Barnes Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:02
[LAC 57-75]
 
  07:44
[HOU 77-57]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Griffin Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  07:36  
  07:19
[HOU 79-57]
Howard Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Paul Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  07:08
[LAC 59-79]
 
  06:49 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:6 Def:6)  06:48  
Paul Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK)  06:29  
  06:27 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
Jordan Foul: Personal (4 PF) (J Capers)  06:24  
Paul Substitution replaced by Crawford  06:24  
Barnes Substitution replaced by Rivers  06:24  
  06:24 Ariza Substitution replaced by Prigioni 
  06:24 Smith Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  06:24 Terry Substitution replaced by Jones 
  06:15 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Rivers (1 ST) 
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Redick (2 AST)  06:02
[LAC 61-79]
 
  06:02 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:02  
  06:02 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
  05:38 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:37 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:37
[HOU 81-61]
Brewer Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  05:15 Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
  05:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  05:15
[LAC 62-81]
 
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  05:15
[LAC 63-81]
 
  04:58 Howard Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  04:57  
Griffin Jump Hook Shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:45
[LAC 65-81]
 
  04:27 Howard Hook Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:6 Def:7)  04:26  
  04:26 Jones Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright) 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  04:26
[LAC 66-81]
 
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:26  
  04:26 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  04:11
[HOU 83-66]
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST) 
Redick Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Griffin (2 AST)  03:55
[LAC 68-83]
 
Redick Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (S Wright)  03:46  
  03:46 Harden Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Redick Substitution replaced by Paul  03:46  
  03:37 Howard Hook Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (1 BLK) 
Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  03:36  
Griffin Slam Dunk Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Paul (8 AST)  03:31
[LAC 70-83]
 
  03:29 Team Timeout : Short 
  03:20 Jones Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Griffin Step Back Jump shot: Missed  02:57  
  02:56 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  02:47 Prigioni Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:47  
  02:47 Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden 
  02:47 Prigioni Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:47  
Team Rebound  02:47  
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:47
[LAC 71-83]
 
  02:32
[HOU 85-71]
Jones Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST) 
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:08  
Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  02:06  
  02:06 Prigioni Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:06
[LAC 72-85]
 
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:06  
  02:06 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:43
[HOU 87-72]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Griffin Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS)  01:26
[LAC 74-87]
 
  01:11
[HOU 89-74]
Jones Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (2 AST) 
  01:07 Prigioni Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:07  
Team Rebound  01:07  
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:07  
  01:07 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:9) 
Crawford Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (S Wright)  01:06  
Jordan Substitution replaced by Hawes  01:06  
Hawes Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright)  01:04  
  01:04
[HOU 90-74]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Team Rebound  01:04  
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  00:42.9  
  00:41.8 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:10) 
  00:36.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:34.7  
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  00:12.9  
Hawes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:12.4  
Rivers Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Hawes Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:00.0  
Hawes Tip Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:00.0
[LAC 76-90]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
Los Angeles Clippers (56-27) Houston Rockets (57-26)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:51 Harden Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Capers) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  11:40  
  11:39 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  11:32 Harden Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (M McCutchen) 
  11:32 Harden Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  11:18  
Team Rebound  11:17  
  11:17 Jones Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (S Wright) 
Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed  11:04  
  11:03 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  10:50 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Hawes Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:48  
  10:27 Capela Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers) 
Redick Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  10:27
[LAC 77-90]
 
  10:27 Prigioni Substitution replaced by Terry 
Paul Substitution replaced by Rivers  10:27  
Redick Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  10:27
[LAC 78-90]
 
  10:09 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:6 Def:8)  10:08  
Crawford Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:48 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Crawford Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  09:41  
  09:41
[HOU 91-78]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  09:41 Jones Substitution replaced by Smith 
  09:41
[HOU 92-78]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Rivers Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:33  
  09:33 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  09:27
[HOU 94-78]
Capela Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:26  
Griffin Substitution replaced by Jordan  09:26  
  09:11 Brewer Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Wright) 
  09:11 Capela Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:11
[LAC 79-94]
 
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  09:11
[LAC 80-94]
 
  08:54
[HOU 96-80]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (9 AST) 
Rivers Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:37 Terry Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:29
[HOU 99-80]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Terry (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:25  
Hawes Substitution replaced by Paul  08:25  
Rivers Substitution replaced by Barnes  08:25  
  08:20 Capela Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:20  
Team Rebound  08:20  
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  08:20
[LAC 81-99]
 
  08:07
[HOU 101-81]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Jordan Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Paul (9 AST)  07:46
[LAC 83-101]
 
  07:25 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  07:24  
Barnes 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Redick (3 AST)  07:12
[LAC 86-101]
 
  06:50
[HOU 104-86]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Capela (2 AST) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  06:32  
  06:31 Smith Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  06:27
[HOU 106-86]
Capela Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Redick Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (M McCutchen)  06:27  
Crawford Substitution replaced by Griffin  06:27  
  06:27 Capela Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:27  
  06:12 Harden Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:12
[LAC 87-106]
 
  06:12 Capela Substitution replaced by Howard 
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:12  
  06:12 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Barnes Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (J Capers)  06:10  
Barnes Substitution replaced by Jones  06:10  
  06:10 Smith Substitution replaced by Jones 
Jones Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (M McCutchen)  06:09  
Jones Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  06:09  
  06:09 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:09 Team Rebound 
Jones Substitution replaced by Barnes  06:09  
  06:09 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:6 Def:9)  06:09  
  06:01 Brewer Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright) 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:01  
Team Rebound  06:01  
  06:01 Howard Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS)  06:01
[LAC 88-106]
 
  05:40 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:6 Def:10)  05:39  
  05:34 Ariza Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:34  
Team Rebound  05:34  
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  05:34
[LAC 89-106]
 
Paul Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright)  05:34  
  05:34 Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:34 Team Rebound 
Jordan Substitution replaced by Crawford  05:34  
  05:34
[HOU 107-89]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Paul (10 AST)  05:24
[LAC 91-107]
 
Paul Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  05:22  
  05:22
[HOU 108-91]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  05:22
[HOU 109-91]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS)  05:05
[LAC 93-109]
 
  04:51
[HOU 111-93]
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Terry (7 AST) 
Paul Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  04:37
[LAC 95-111]
 
  04:29
[HOU 113-95]
Brewer Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS)  04:14
[LAC 98-113]
 
  03:53
[HOU 115-98]
Harden Running Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:43  
Barnes Substitution replaced by Hudson  03:43  
Griffin Substitution replaced by Rivers  03:43  
Redick Substitution replaced by Hawes  03:43  
Paul Substitution replaced by Turkoglu  03:43  
Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:32  
  03:31 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:09 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hawes Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:08  
Hudson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:59  
  02:58 Terry Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:50
[HOU 118-98]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Harden (10 AST) 
Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:37
[LAC 100-118]
 
  02:11 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:10 Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  02:02
[HOU 121-100]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST) 
Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed  01:48  
  01:47 Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  01:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
Turkoglu Substitution replaced by Jones  01:45  
  01:45 Ariza Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  01:45 Harden Substitution replaced by Capela 
  01:45 Terry Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
  01:45 Jones Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
Crawford Substitution replaced by Turkoglu  01:45  
Jones Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright)  01:24  
  01:24
[HOU 122-100]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  01:24
[HOU 123-100]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Turkoglu 3pt Shot: Missed  01:13  
  01:12 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:49.9 Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turkoglu Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:48.8  
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Turkoglu (1 AST)  00:39.6
[LAC 103-123]
 
Rivers Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright)  00:36.0  
  00:36.0 Papanikolaou Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:36.0 Team Rebound 
  00:36.0
[HOU 124-103]
Papanikolaou Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed  00:21.9  
  00:21.4 Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
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