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Harden scores 46, Rockets hang on to beat Clippers 109-105


By BETH HARRIS
Posted Nov 08 2015 2:46AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Seven games into the season, the Houston Rockets have already experienced more ups and downs than most teams. They lost their first three games and have turned things around to win four in a row.

Much of it is due to James Harden, who scored a season-high 46 points in his second straight game over 40 to help the Rockets beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 Saturday night.

Harden made 13 of 14 free throws and was 5 of 10 from 3-point range a night after he scored 43 in a 116-110 win at Sacramento.

"We got some open shots and I was just being aggressive," Harden said. "These last couple games when we have been playing well, our defense has led to easy buckets in transition for our offense, so that's what we have to hang our hat on."

Blake Griffin had 35 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers, who played without Chris Paul. The star point guard sat out with a sore right groin as Los Angeles lost at home for the first time in four games.

"We needed to make things tougher for James," Griffin said. "We needed to make him drive, but he's good at that just like he's a good shooter. He had it going and we need to do a better job by committee."

Marcus Thornton added 16 points, and Dwight Howard had 20 points and 20 rebounds for the Rockets.

With Thornton and Harden hitting 3-pointers, Houston led by 11 midway through the fourth.

The Clippers responded by outscoring the Rockets 17-6, tying it at 105 on a 3-pointer from the left corner by Paul Pierce with 41 seconds to go.

J.J. Redick fouled Harden, who made both to put Houston ahead 107-105.

After a timeout, Griffin put the ball up and it hit the rim and bounced away, with the Clippers arguing Howard should have been called for goaltending. Paul, dressed in street clothes, came on the court during a timeout to make a case with one of the referees.

"That's textbook goaltending," Griffin said. "The review really didn't help us."

After a video review, the ball was awarded to Houston with 17 seconds to go. Ty Lawson made two free throws for a four-point lead before Jamal Crawford's 3-pointer missed at the buzzer.

"I thought our entire team played like they had cement boots on the first three games," Houston coach Kevin McHale said. "We were just slow. When you watch the film we just looked sickly. We were able to turn the corner and get downhill."

Redick added 19 points and DeAndre Jordan had 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Clippers.

TIP-INS

Rockets: Harden just missed his career best of 51 points set against Sacramento on April 1. ... The Rockets outscored the Clippers 22-10 in fast-break points. ... They improved to 2-0 in the second game of back-to-backs. ... They have won four straight for the first time since March 23-29 of last season. ... Houston has won three straight against the Clippers for the first time since March 28-Dec. 22, 2009.

Clippers: Austin Rivers started his first game of the season in place of Paul, who is averaging 17 points and 8.2 assists. The coach's son had 10 points in 31 minutes. ... Without Paul, the Clippers still had a season-high 29 assists.

UP NEXT

Rockets: Host Brooklyn on Wednesday night.

Clippers: Host Memphis on Monday night.


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HOU
LAC
     
    • 44.2%

    • 47.7%

    • 23.3%

    • 18.2%

    • 89.7%

    • 68.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU LAC
Total Rebounds 47 41
Offensive Rebounds 11 11
Turnovers 14 12
Fast Break Pts: 22 10
Biggest Lead: 11 10
Points in the Paint: 54 56
HOU LAC
p Harden   46 Griffin   35
rb Howard   20 Jordan   14
a Lawson   4 2 players   5
s Thornton   3 Stephenson   2
b 3 players   1 Jordan   3
 
  • 11/07 - HOU 109 @ LAC 105
  • 12/19 - LAC 97 @ HOU 107
  • 01/18 - HOU 132 @ LAC 140
  • 03/16 - LAC 122 @ HOU 106
Houston Rockets (4-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 39:27 1-8 0-5 4-4 -3 1 6 7 3 4 1 0 1 0 6
M. Thornton F 37:31 7-15 2-7 0-0 +5 1 3 4 3 4 3 1 0 1 16
D. Howard C 29:02 8-10 0-0 4-5 +2 7 13 20 3 5 0 5 1 1 20
T. Lawson G 40:51 2-11 0-3 2-2 -5 0 3 3 4 4 1 0 0 0 6
J. Harden G 39:39 14-26 5-10 13-14 +6 0 4 4 2 4 1 7 0 2 46
C. Capela   18:54 3-3 0-0 3-4 0 2 6 8 0 4 0 0 1 0 9
C. Brewer   17:28 2-8 0-2 0-0 +4 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 4
M. Harrell   04:10 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Terry   12:58 1-5 0-3 0-0 +10 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
S. Dekker DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Hayes DNP - Coach's Decision
K. McDaniels DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-86 7-30 26-29   11 36 47 16 27 7 14 3 5 109
  44.2% 23.3% 89.7%   team rebs: 7 total to: 14
Los Angeles Clippers (4-2)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. Stephenson F 21:55 2-6 1-2 2-2 -7 1 2 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 7
B. Griffin F 38:06 14-22 0-1 7-8 0 3 8 11 5 4 0 1 0 0 35
D. Jordan C 33:47 4-6 0-0 3-7 -3 4 10 14 2 4 0 3 3 1 11
J. Redick G 34:56 8-15 0-2 3-4 +2 1 1 2 3 3 1 3 0 1 19
A. Rivers G 31:17 4-12 1-5 1-2 -5 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 1 1 10
P. Prigioni   16:28 0-5 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
P. Pierce   24:01 2-7 2-6 0-0 +6 0 8 8 5 4 1 1 0 0 6
J. Crawford   18:41 1-3 0-1 0-0 -1 0 0 0 4 0 1 3 0 0 2
J. Smith   11:12 5-9 0-1 0-0 -9 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 10
W. Johnson   09:18 2-3 0-1 1-2 -1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 5
L. Mbah a Moute   00:19 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Aldrich DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Paul DND - Sore Right Groin
Total   240 42-88 4-22 17-25   11 30 41 29 23 8 12 5 3 105
  47.7% 18.2% 68.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 12

inactive

  • Rockets: Beverley, Jones, Motiejunas
  • Clippers: Dawson, Wilcox

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Clippers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #9 Derrick Stafford, #34 Kevin Cutler, #31 Scott Wall
  • Attendance: 19361
  • Duration: 2:28
Houston Rockets (4-3) Los Angeles Clippers (4-2)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Jordan vs Howard (Rivers gains possession)
  11:43
[LAC 2-0]
Redick Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jordan (1 AST) 
  11:30 Jordan Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:30
[HOU 1-2]
 
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:30
[HOU 2-2]
 
  11:15 Redick Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:15  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Redick (1 ST)  10:57  
  10:46 Stephenson Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:45 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:40
[LAC 4-2]
Griffin Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:26
[HOU 4-4]
 
Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler)  10:14  
  10:14
[LAC 5-4]
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:14
[LAC 6-4]
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  10:04  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:03  
Howard Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:59
[HOU 6-6]
 
  09:49 Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:48 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall)  09:42  
  09:42
[LAC 7-6]
Redick Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  09:42 Redick Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:41  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  09:22  
  09:21 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:09 Griffin Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:09 Team Rebound 
  09:01
[LAC 9-6]
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Redick (1 AST) 
Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Stephenson (1 ST)  08:47  
  08:28 Rivers Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:27  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:19  
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:19  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  08:13  
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  08:12  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  08:00  
  08:00 Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:45
[LAC 11-6]
Redick Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Griffin (1 AST) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:35
[HOU 8-11]
 
Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending (S Wall)  07:23  
  07:23
[LAC 13-8]
Rivers Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:10 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:03
[LAC 15-8]
Jordan Running Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Griffin (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:02  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:48 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:36 Griffin Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  06:34  
Ariza Step Back Jump shot: Missed  06:25  
  06:22 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:08 Rivers Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:07  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (1 BLK)  06:00  
Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  05:59  
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST)  05:50
[HOU 10-15]
 
  05:23 Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK) 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:22  
Harden Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:09
[HOU 12-15]
 
  05:09 Rivers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Howard Substitution replaced by Capela  05:09  
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  05:09
[HOU 13-15]
 
  04:51
[LAC 17-13]
Jordan Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Redick (2 AST) 
Harden Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Stafford)  04:51  
  04:51
[LAC 18-13]
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:31
[HOU 16-18]
 
  04:15
[LAC 20-16]
Redick Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jordan (2 AST) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:10
[HOU 18-20]
 
  04:10 Rivers Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Thornton Substitution replaced by Brewer  04:10  
Ariza Substitution replaced by Harrell  04:10  
  04:10 Rivers Substitution replaced by Prigioni 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Terry  04:10  
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  04:10
[HOU 19-20]
 
  03:48
[LAC 22-19]
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (1 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:35
[HOU 21-22]
 
  03:35 Redick Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (K Cutler) 
  03:35 Stephenson Substitution replaced by Pierce 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  03:35
[HOU 22-22]
 
  03:14
[LAC 24-22]
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  03:03  
  03:03 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:57
[LAC 26-22]
Redick Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  02:48  
  02:46 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:40
[LAC 29-22]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (2 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  02:18  
  02:18 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:03 Prigioni Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:01  
  01:50 Griffin Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler) 
  01:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:50 Redick Substitution replaced by Crawford 
  01:50 Jordan Substitution replaced by Smith 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:50
[HOU 23-29]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:50
[HOU 24-29]
 
Capela Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Cutler)  01:43  
  01:41
[LAC 31-24]
Griffin Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST) 
Capela Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (S Wall)  01:41  
Capela Substitution replaced by Howard  01:41  
  01:41
[LAC 32-24]
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Terry Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  01:25
[HOU 26-32]
 
  01:11 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  01:11  
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed  01:00  
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  00:59.6  
Howard Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:57.9
[HOU 28-32]
 
  00:48.9 Prigioni Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  00:43.9  
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  00:34.7
[HOU 30-32]
 
  00:14.9 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harrell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:14.7  
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (18 PTS)  00:00.2
[HOU 32-32]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (4-3) Los Angeles Clippers (4-2)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Prigioni Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Wall) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  11:30  
  11:30 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:21 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  11:20  
Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  11:17  
  11:06
[LAC 34-32]
Smith Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Crawford (1 AST) 
Howard Layup Shot: Missed  10:53  
  10:50 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:42 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:42 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:37
[LAC 36-32]
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Lawson Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  10:22
[HOU 34-36]
 
  10:01
[LAC 38-34]
Smith Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Crawford (2 AST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  09:53  
  09:52 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:43 Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:43 Team Rebound 
Terry Substitution replaced by Thornton  09:43  
  09:40 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  09:39  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:20 Team Rebound 
Ariza Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Stafford)  09:13  
  09:04 Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:03 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:55 Crawford Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  08:55  
Thornton Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Prigioni (1 ST)  08:39  
Brewer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall)  08:35  
  08:35 Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:35 Team Rebound 
  08:35
[LAC 39-34]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST)  08:18  
  08:10
[LAC 41-34]
Smith Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  08:09  
Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  07:55
[HOU 36-41]
 
  07:42 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:42  
Brewer Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:36
[HOU 38-41]
 
  07:20
[LAC 43-38]
Crawford Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  07:13  
  07:11 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:07 Pierce Substitution replaced by Jordan 
  07:07 Smith Substitution replaced by Griffin 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden  07:07  
Thornton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall)  07:01  
  07:01
[LAC 44-38]
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  07:01 Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  07:01  
Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:45  
Team Rebound  06:45  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Crawford (1 ST)  06:36  
Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending (K Cutler)  06:24  
  06:24
[LAC 46-38]
Griffin Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (2 BLK)  06:07  
Team Rebound  06:07  
  06:07 Johnson Substitution replaced by Stephenson 
Harden Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  05:49  
  05:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
Howard Substitution replaced by Capela  05:49  
  05:34
[LAC 48-38]
Griffin Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Stephenson (1 AST) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:19 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Ariza Foul: Personal (2 PF) (K Cutler)  05:18  
  05:14 Prigioni Substitution replaced by Redick 
  05:14 Crawford Substitution replaced by Rivers 
  05:02 Griffin Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:01  
Harden Running Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:56
[HOU 40-48]
 
  04:49 Redick Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:30 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Thornton Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler)  04:29  
  04:29
[LAC 49-40]
Stephenson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:29
[LAC 50-40]
Stephenson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Harden Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (K Cutler)  04:22  
Harden Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  04:22  
  04:06 Griffin Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:05 Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:03 Jordan Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:03  
  04:01 Stephenson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  04:01
[HOU 41-50]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  04:01
[HOU 42-50]
 
  03:49 Redick 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:49 Stephenson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:44
[LAC 52-42]
Stephenson Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Thornton Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:34
[HOU 44-52]
 
  03:20 Rivers Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Thornton Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST)  03:14
[HOU 46-52]
 
  02:50 Jordan Jump Shot: Missed Block: Capela (1 BLK) 
  02:48 Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  02:40 Jordan Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  02:38  
  02:37 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:36
[LAC 54-46]
Jordan Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Griffin (3 AST) 
Capela Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  02:22
[HOU 48-54]
 
  02:02 Griffin Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:58 Redick Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:56 Redick Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:55  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS)  01:43
[HOU 51-54]
 
  01:38 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:38  
Capela Substitution replaced by Howard  01:38  
  01:31 Redick 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  01:30  
Thornton Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  01:20
[HOU 53-54]
 
  01:03 Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:02  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (3 BLK)  00:47.9  
  00:45.9 Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  00:43.7
[LAC 56-53]
Griffin Running Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Stephenson (2 AST) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST)  00:25.6
[HOU 56-56]
 
  00:03.0
[LAC 58-56]
Rivers Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (4-3) Los Angeles Clippers (4-2)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Howard Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO)  11:44  
  11:29
[LAC 61-56]
Stephenson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Redick (3 AST) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  11:07  
  11:06 Stephenson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:52 Stephenson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:52  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:40  
  10:38 Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  10:32 Stephenson Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:32  
  10:24 Griffin Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Stafford) 
Howard Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  10:13
[HOU 58-61]
 
  09:57 Stephenson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:8)  09:56  
  09:51 Redick Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Wall) 
Harden Pullup Jump shot: Made (27 PTS)  09:39
[HOU 60-61]
 
  09:18
[LAC 63-60]
Rivers Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Howard Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (S Wall)  09:08  
Howard Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  09:08  
  08:52
[LAC 65-60]
Griffin Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Stephenson (2 ST)  08:39  
  08:36 Jordan Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Thornton (1 ST) 
  08:22 Griffin Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS)  08:22
[HOU 61-65]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS)  08:22
[HOU 62-65]
 
  07:54 Redick Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:9)  07:54  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:43 Stephenson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:35 Redick Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Howard Jump Shot: Missed Block: Rivers (1 BLK)  07:21  
  07:21 Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  06:57 Rivers Jump Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:56  
Howard Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Thornton (2 AST)  06:48
[HOU 64-65]
 
  06:48 Jordan Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (K Cutler) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:48  
Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:47  
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  06:32
[HOU 66-65]
 
  06:16
[LAC 67-66]
Redick Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Griffin (4 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (32 PTS)  05:58
[HOU 69-67]
 
  05:45
[LAC 69-69]
Jordan Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Stephenson (3 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  05:23  
  05:23 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Lawson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Wall)  05:20  
  05:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:20 Stephenson Substitution replaced by Pierce 
Thornton Substitution replaced by Capela  05:20  
Howard Substitution replaced by Brewer  05:20  
  05:03 Redick Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:03  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  04:36  
  04:35 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:23 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:22  
Harden Running Layup Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:14 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  04:04
[LAC 71-69]
Griffin Running Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST) 
Capela Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  03:54
[HOU 71-71]
 
  03:32 Griffin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:32 Jordan Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  03:23
[LAC 74-71]
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST) 
Lawson Step Back Jump shot: Missed  02:59  
  02:59 Team Rebound 
Capela Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (S Wall)  02:59  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:59  
  02:59 Redick Substitution replaced by Crawford 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Terry  02:59  
  02:42 Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:41  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  02:27  
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:26  
Capela Putback Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:23
[HOU 73-74]
 
  02:04 Jordan Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
  02:04 Jordan Substitution replaced by Prigioni 
  02:04 Rivers Substitution replaced by Smith 
  01:56 Griffin Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  01:42 Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:42
[HOU 74-74]
 
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:42
[HOU 75-74]
 
  01:26
[LAC 76-75]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Crawford (3 AST) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (34 PTS)  01:18
[HOU 77-76]
 
  01:18 Pierce Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (K Cutler) 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Thornton  01:18  
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (35 PTS)  01:18
[HOU 78-76]
 
  01:00 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:59.9  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (37 PTS)  00:54.6
[HOU 80-76]
 
  00:39.9 Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:38.9  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (40 PTS)  00:33.2
[HOU 83-76]
 
  00:21.5
[LAC 78-83]
Johnson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:47
[LAC 80-83]
Smith Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Crawford (4 AST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  11:31  
  11:31 Team Rebound 
Howard Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (K Cutler)  11:31  
  11:21 Crawford Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST)  11:06
[HOU 85-80]
 
  10:49 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:10)  10:47  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  10:40
[HOU 88-80]
 
  10:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
Brewer Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Stafford)  10:31  
  10:31 Johnson Substitution replaced by Redick 
Howard Foul: Personal (4 PF) (D Stafford)  10:21  
  10:09 Crawford Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:11)  10:08  
Brewer Running Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Howard (3 AST)  10:04
[HOU 90-80]
 
  09:46
[LAC 82-90]
Redick Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Howard Foul: Offensive (5 PF) (K Cutler)  09:35  
Howard Turnover : Foul (5 TO)  09:35  
  09:35 Smith Substitution replaced by Jordan 
Howard Substitution replaced by Capela  09:35  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game (D Stafford)  09:35  
  09:24 Crawford Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  09:16  
  09:16 Jordan Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  08:57 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thornton (2 ST) 
  08:55 Pierce Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (S Wall) 
  08:55 Pierce Substitution replaced by Griffin 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ariza  08:55  
Terry Jump Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:45 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  08:33 Redick Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ariza (1 BLK) 
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:32  
  08:32 Prigioni Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (K Cutler) 
Terry Substitution replaced by Harden  08:32  
  08:32 Prigioni Substitution replaced by Rivers 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  08:15  
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:15  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (43 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST)  08:11
[HOU 93-82]
 
  08:03 Redick Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  07:57  
  07:57 Team Rebound 
  07:42
[LAC 84-93]
Redick Pullup Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  07:29 Jordan Foul: Personal (3 PF) (S Wall) 
  07:29 Crawford Substitution replaced by Pierce 
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  07:15
[HOU 95-84]
 
  06:58
[LAC 86-95]
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Rivers (1 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  06:38  
  06:36 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  06:31 Griffin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thornton (3 ST) 
  06:26 Pierce Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (44 PTS)  06:26
[HOU 96-86]
 
  06:26 Team Violation : Delay Of Game (S Wall) 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:26  
  06:25 Team Rebound 
Ariza Foul: Personal (3 PF) (S Wall)  06:21  
Thornton Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall)  06:06  
  06:06
[LAC 87-96]
Redick Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  06:06
[LAC 88-96]
Redick Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  06:05 Pierce Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:05  
Team Rebound  06:05  
Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:05
[HOU 97-88]
 
Lawson Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall)  06:04  
  06:04 Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:04 Team Rebound 
  06:04 Pierce Substitution replaced by Stephenson 
  06:04 Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:03  
  06:02 Stephenson Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:02
[HOU 98-88]
 
  06:02 Jordan Substitution replaced by Pierce 
Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:02
[HOU 99-88]
 
  05:43 Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:42  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:30 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  05:21
[LAC 90-99]
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Pierce (5 AST) 
Capela Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (D Stafford)  05:21  
  05:21  
  05:21 Stephenson Substitution replaced by Jordan 
  05:21
[LAC 91-99]
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 1 (29 PTS) 
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Rivers (1 ST)  04:57  
Lawson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall)  04:56  
  04:56 Rivers Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:56 Team Rebound 
  04:56
[LAC 92-99]
Rivers Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  04:39  
Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  04:38  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:22  
  04:20 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  04:14
[LAC 94-99]
Griffin Running Dunk Shot: Made (31 PTS) 
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:47 Jordan Rebound (Off:4 Def:10) 
Lawson Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall)  03:40  
  03:40
[LAC 95-99]
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Capela Substitution replaced by Howard  03:40  
  03:40 Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:12)  03:39  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  03:19  
Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:12)  03:18  
  03:09 Jordan Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  03:09
[HOU 100-95]
 
  03:09 Rivers Substitution replaced by Crawford 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  03:09
[HOU 101-95]
 
Thornton Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  03:07  
  03:07
[LAC 96-101]
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:07 Crawford Substitution replaced by Rivers 
  03:07 Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:13)  03:06  
  02:52 Rivers Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
  02:52 Jordan Substitution replaced by Crawford 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  02:52
[HOU 102-96]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  02:52
[HOU 103-96]
 
  02:36
[LAC 98-103]
Griffin Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (33 PTS) 
Howard Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Thornton (3 AST)  02:10
[HOU 105-98]
 
  01:53
[LAC 100-105]
Redick Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  01:26  
Howard Rebound (Off:7 Def:13)  01:25  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  01:04  
  01:04 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
Ariza Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall)  01:04  
  01:04
[LAC 101-105]
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 (34 PTS) 
  01:04 Crawford Substitution replaced by Jordan 
  01:04 Pierce Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute 
  01:04
[LAC 102-105]
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 (35 PTS) 
Harden Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (S Wall)  00:49.4  
Harden Turnover : Foul (7 TO)  00:49.4  
  00:49.4 Jordan Substitution replaced by Crawford 
  00:49.4 Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  00:49.4 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:40.9
[LAC 105-105]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Griffin (5 AST) 
  00:32.6 Redick Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (45 PTS)  00:32.6
[HOU 106-105]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (46 PTS)  00:32.6
[HOU 107-105]
 
  00:32.6 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:17.9 Griffin Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:17.2 Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  00:17.2 Griffin Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:17.2  
Team Timeout : Short  00:17.2  
Howard Substitution replaced by Terry  00:17.2  
  00:17.2 Pierce Substitution replaced by Jordan 
  00:17.2 Crawford Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute 
  00:13.1 Griffin Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:13.1
[HOU 108-105]
 
Terry Substitution replaced by Howard  00:13.1  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:13.1
[HOU 109-105]
 
  00:13.1 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:13.1 Rivers Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  00:13.1 Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Crawford 
  00:07.9 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:06.9 Griffin Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  00:03.4 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:01.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
HOU
4th Southwest
41
41
6-4
23-18
18-23
LAC
2nd Pacific
53
29
8-2
29-12
24-17
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
2 players 26.6
2 players 14.0
2 players 7.6
2 players 1.4
2 players 2.6
LAC
2 players 23.8
2 players 16.3
2 players 7.3
2 players 2.7
2 players 2.2