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Howard leads Rockets over Clippers, 107-97


By KRISTIE RIEKEN
Posted Dec 20 2015 12:29AM

HOUSTON (AP) Dwight Howard played one of his best games of the season Saturday night and wore a huge grin as he did it, seemingly unbothered by recent unsubstantiated reports that he's unhappy in Houston and could be traded.

Howard had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and the Rockets built a huge lead early and rolled to a 107-97 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

"That's one thing we've been talking about in the locker room is not allowing the noise, the distractions to really affect who we are and what we're trying to accomplish as a team," Howard said. "That's what we have to do. There's always going to be talk, there's always going to be noise but we have to be able to keep that noise out and only hear the voices of each other."

Houston led by as many as 26 points in the first half and was up by 12 after three quarters. The Rockets opened the fourth with an 8-2 run to make it 91-73. Marcus Thornton highlighted that spurt when he drove into the lane, evaded Blake Griffin and finished with a layup.

Houston pushed the lead to 95-76 with about 7 1/2 minutes left when Howard blocked a shot by Austin Rivers, and Trevor Ariza grabbed the ball and dished it to Howard, who finished with a dunk on the other end. The starters for both teams sat down a few minutes after that.

Griffin's 22 points led the Clippers, who lost their second straight.

"They wanted to be the aggressors and get into our air space and they did that," Griffin said. "By the time we looked up and tried to turn it around, we were in too deep of a hole."

James Harden added 18 points with 11 assists, and Ariza scored 17 for Houston.

The Rockets got things going with a 38-point first quarter in which they outrebounded the Clippers 20-5. Los Angeles intentionally fouled Howard and Clint Capela for a big chunk of the second to cut the lead to 11 by halftime.

A 7-2 spurt, with five points from J.J. Redick, early in the third quarter got the Clippers to 61-53.

Ariza made a 3-pointer to extend Houston's lead, but the Clippers scored the next five points to make it 64-58. Ariza got Houston going again after that, making another 3 to hold off the rally.

Chris Paul made a 3-pointer just before the shot clock expired to get Los Angeles within seven points soon after that, but a third 3 by Ariza started a 10-2 run for Houston that made it 78-63 with about 90 seconds left in the third quarter.

The Clippers led by one early before Houston scored 15 straight points to make it 23-9 with 5 minutes left in the first quarter. Harden scored seven points during that span and made two nifty passes to Donatas Motiejunas to help add four more points.

Los Angeles went almost 4 minutes without scoring as Houston built the lead. The Clippers finally broke the drought on a 3-pointer by Jamal Crawford with about 4 1/2 minutes left in the first.

TIP-INS

Clippers: Griffin got a technical foul with about 4 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter. ... Rivers sprained his right ankle late in the fourth quarter and was helped off the court by Paul. ... Redick finished with 19 points and Paul had 12.

Rockets: Houston was without G Ty Lawson, who served the first of a two-game suspension without pay for a drunken-driving case in Colorado. ... Motiejunas had 10 points. ... The Rockets outrebounded the Clippers 55-38.

HACKING

The Clippers trailed by 22 with about 8 minutes left in the second quarter when they started hacking Houston's big men. They intentionally fouled Howard on five possessions and Capela on three more over the next 3 1/2 minutes. Howard made five of 10 attempts and Capela two of six. The tactic helped the Clippers go on a 15-7 run to cut the lead to 50-36.

Rockets interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff took both players out after that, but Howard returned a couple of minutes later and so did the Hack-A-Howard. He made one of two free throws before heading back to the bench.

Howard was asked if he would like to see the NBA ban the tactic.

"It doesn't matter," he said. "It's a strategy. It's boring at times, but you've just got to go make them."

QUOTABLE

Clippers coach Doc Rivers on his team's slow start: "I just didn't think we had any energy tonight. I should have probably taken our guys out earlier, but we just kept the game close enough that you wanted to play them. But I sensed it really early."

UP NEXT

Clippers: Host Oklahoma City on Monday.

Rockets: Host Charlotte on Monday.


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LAC
HOU
     
    • 39.5%

    • 44.7%

    • 28.9%

    • 32.0%

    • 62.1%

    • 63.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAC HOU
Total Rebounds 38 55
Offensive Rebounds 7 13
Turnovers 12 15
Fast Break Pts: 13 13
Biggest Lead: 1 26
Points in the Paint: 36 50
LAC HOU
p Griffin   22 Howard   22
rb Jordan   11 Howard   14
a Paul   10 Harden   11
s Paul   7 7 players   1
b Jordan   4 2 players   2
 
  • 11/07 - HOU 109 @ LAC 105
  • 12/19 - LAC 97 @ HOU 107
  • 01/18 - HOU 132 @ LAC 140
  • 03/16 - LAC 122 @ HOU 106
Los Angeles Clippers (16-12)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
B. Griffin F 36:21 9-13 0-0 4-5 -16 0 8 8 6 5 1 2 0 0 22
L. Mbah a Moute F 05:18 0-2 0-2 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
D. Jordan C 30:00 6-7 0-0 4-12 -10 2 9 11 0 3 0 1 4 0 16
J. Redick G 26:51 6-14 4-9 3-3 -6 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 19
C. Paul G 31:22 3-13 2-7 4-5 -2 0 1 1 10 2 7 2 0 1 12
W. Johnson   09:03 2-7 1-4 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5
J. Crawford   31:26 1-8 1-4 1-2 +5 0 1 1 1 4 0 1 1 2 4
A. Rivers   16:09 1-5 0-2 0-0 -13 0 1 1 1 4 1 1 0 1 2
P. Pierce   15:36 1-4 1-3 0-0 -10 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 3
L. Stephenson   20:06 0-2 0-1 0-0 -4 1 2 3 0 6 0 3 0 0 0
J. Smith   05:38 2-7 0-3 2-2 -8 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 6
C. Aldrich   06:05 1-1 0-0 0-0 +8 2 4 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
P. Prigioni   06:05 2-3 2-3 0-0 +8 0 2 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 6
Total   240 34-86 11-38 18-29   7 31 38 21 36 10 12 6 7 97
  39.5% 28.9% 62.1%   team rebs: 13 total to: 12
Houston Rockets (14-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 33:35 7-11 3-4 0-0 +9 1 5 6 3 3 1 0 0 0 17
C. Capela F 21:28 2-5 0-0 3-8 +13 5 5 10 1 1 1 2 2 1 7
D. Howard C 26:23 8-11 0-0 6-16 +7 6 8 14 0 5 0 2 2 2 22
J. Harden G 33:43 4-13 0-4 10-10 +10 0 5 5 11 4 0 5 1 1 18
P. Beverley G 30:42 2-7 2-4 1-4 -5 0 5 5 1 4 1 4 1 1 7
J. Terry   17:18 2-5 1-3 2-2 +16 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 7
D. Motiejunas   20:06 4-5 0-1 2-2 +8 0 3 3 1 5 1 1 0 0 10
T. Jones   21:13 3-8 2-4 0-0 -4 0 6 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 8
C. Brewer   16:06 0-4 0-3 0-0 +7 0 2 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 0
M. Thornton   19:26 2-7 0-2 7-7 -6 1 2 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 11
M. Harrell DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Lawson NWT - League Suspension
K. McDaniels DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-76 8-25 31-49   13 42 55 22 29 7 15 7 6 107
  44.7% 32.0% 63.3%   team rebs: 17 total to: 19

inactive

  • Clippers: Dawson, Wilcox
  • Rockets: Dekker

technical fouls

  • Clippers: Griffin
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #13 Monty McCutchen, #18 Matt Boland, #58 Josh Tiven
  • Attendance: 18212
  • Duration: 2:32
Los Angeles Clippers (16-12) Houston Rockets (14-14)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Jordan (Ariza gains possession)
  11:52
[HOU 2-0]
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Redick Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Griffin (1 AST)  11:31
[LAC 2-2]
 
  11:08
[HOU 4-2]
Howard Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Griffin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Capela (1 ST)  10:58  
  10:55 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Paul (1 ST) 
Paul Driving Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:45
[LAC 4-4]
 
  10:28
[HOU 6-4]
Howard Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Mbah a Moute 3pt Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:04 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:57
[HOU 8-4]
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
  09:46 Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending (M Boland) 
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:46
[LAC 6-8]
 
  09:46 Capela Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M Boland) 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  09:46
[LAC 7-8]
 
  09:23 Beverley Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:20 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:15 Capela Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Paul (2 ST) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  09:08  
  09:07 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Redick Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M McCutchen)  08:58  
  08:55 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:54 Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:51 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:50  
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK)  08:42  
  08:40 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:36 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:35 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Mbah a Moute Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven)  08:35  
  08:35 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:35 Team Rebound 
  08:35 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:34  
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST)  08:22
[LAC 9-8]
 
  08:12
[HOU 10-9]
Howard Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Capela (1 AST) 
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  08:01  
  08:00 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:53 Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (1 BLK) 
  07:52 Team Rebound 
Mbah a Moute Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (M McCutchen)  07:44  
  07:44
[HOU 11-9]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 3 (1 PTS) 
  07:44
[HOU 12-9]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 3 (2 PTS) 
  07:44
[HOU 13-9]
Harden Free Throw 3 of 3 (3 PTS) 
Jordan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  07:27  
  07:19 Howard Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (2 BLK) 
  07:17 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  07:10 Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Paul (3 ST) 
Mbah a Moute 3pt Shot: Missed  07:02  
  07:01 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Mbah a Moute Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven)  06:54  
  06:54
[HOU 14-9]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Johnson  06:54  
  06:54 Capela Substitution replaced by Terry 
  06:54 Beverley Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  06:54
[HOU 15-9]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:32 Team Rebound 
Paul Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven)  06:32  
  06:32
[HOU 16-9]
Terry Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:32
[HOU 17-9]
Terry Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  06:24 Motiejunas Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:18  
  06:10
[HOU 19-9]
Motiejunas Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:00  
  05:59 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:55
[HOU 21-9]
Motiejunas Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:52  
Griffin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST)  05:48  
  05:25 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Paul (4 ST) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:15 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  05:03
[HOU 23-9]
Harden Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  04:47 Motiejunas Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Boland) 
Paul Substitution replaced by Crawford  04:47  
Redick Substitution replaced by Rivers  04:47  
  04:47 Howard Substitution replaced by Capela 
  04:47 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Jones 
Jordan Substitution replaced by Pierce  04:40  
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rivers (1 AST)  04:37
[LAC 12-23]
 
Rivers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven)  04:25  
  04:25
[HOU 24-12]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  04:25
[HOU 25-12]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:12  
  04:11 Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:00
[HOU 27-12]
Jones Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  03:42  
  03:41 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:35 Capela Layup Shot: Missed Block: Crawford (1 BLK) 
  03:35 Team Rebound 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Stephenson  03:35  
  03:35 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Rivers Violation:Kicked Ball (M McCutchen)  03:35  
  03:33 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:32 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:32
[HOU 29-12]
Capela Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  03:18 Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
  03:11 Terry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven) 
  03:11 Team Timeout : Regular 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:11
[LAC 13-29]
 
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:11
[LAC 14-29]
 
  02:59
[HOU 31-14]
Terry Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:41 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:27
[HOU 34-14]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  02:11  
  02:10 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:02 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:01 Capela Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  01:59 Capela Layup Shot: Missed 
Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:58  
Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:51 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:42
[HOU 36-14]
Harden Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  01:18 Terry Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
Crawford Free Throw Technical (4 PTS)  01:18
[LAC 15-36]
 
  01:18 Terry Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  01:18 Harden Substitution replaced by Thornton 
Griffin Substitution replaced by Smith  01:18  
Crawford Jump Shot: Missed Block: Beverley (1 BLK)  01:04  
  01:02 Capela Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  00:58.9 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:57.7  
Stephenson Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (J Tiven)  00:53.4  
Stephenson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:53.4  
Stephenson Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  00:43.0  
  00:43.0
[HOU 37-15]
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:43.0
[HOU 38-15]
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (1 BLK)  00:34.8  
  00:31.9 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:30.7 Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:05.9  
  00:04.6 Jones Violation:Defensive Goaltending (M Boland) 
Smith Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:04.6
[LAC 17-38]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Los Angeles Clippers (16-12) Houston Rockets (14-14)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Smith Layup Shot: Missed Block: Capela (1 BLK)  11:43  
  11:42 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:36 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stephenson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:35  
Stephenson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST)  11:29  
Crawford Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M McCutchen)  11:10  
  10:55
[HOU 41-17]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST) 
  10:36 Capela Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (J Tiven) 
Crawford Free Throw Technical Missed  10:36  
Team Rebound  10:36  
Rivers Substitution replaced by Paul  10:36  
  10:36 Capela Substitution replaced by Howard 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Jordan  10:36  
Crawford Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  10:30  
  10:20 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:19  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  10:09  
  10:08 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:57 Jones Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:57 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
Jordan Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Boland)  09:57  
Smith Substitution replaced by Griffin  09:57  
  09:51 Howard Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
  09:51 Howard Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  09:50 Beverley Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed  09:37  
  09:35 Team Rebound 
  09:20 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:19 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  09:18
[HOU 43-17]
Howard Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Jordan Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (M McCutchen)  09:18  
  09:18 Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:18  
Crawford Floating Jump shot: Missed  08:57  
Team Rebound  08:56  
  08:56 Thornton Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
  08:56  
Griffin Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST)  08:44
[LAC 19-43]
 
Stephenson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (J Tiven)  08:31  
  08:25 Thornton Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:24  
Jordan Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Griffin (2 AST)  08:11
[LAC 21-43]
 
  07:52 Thornton Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:51  
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:43 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:35 Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:35 Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:2) 
Paul Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Boland)  07:35  
  07:35 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:35 Team Rebound 
  07:35 Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden 
  07:35 Thornton Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  07:35
[HOU 44-21]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Stephenson Jump Shot: Missed  07:24  
  07:23 Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
  07:12 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Paul (5 ST) 
Jordan Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Crawford (1 AST)  07:06
[LAC 23-44]
 
Stephenson Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  06:57  
  06:57 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:57 Team Rebound 
Stephenson Substitution replaced by Redick  06:57  
  06:57 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
  06:57 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:57  
Paul Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  06:48  
Crawford Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  06:45  
  06:45 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:45 Team Rebound 
  06:45
[HOU 45-23]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Jordan Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Griffin (3 AST)  06:35
[LAC 25-45]
 
Redick Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Boland)  06:26  
  06:26
[HOU 46-25]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  06:26 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  06:26  
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:13
[LAC 28-46]
 
Griffin Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Boland)  06:07  
  06:07
[HOU 47-28]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  06:07 Jones Substitution replaced by Capela 
  06:07
[HOU 48-28]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  05:57 Howard Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
Paul Free Throw Technical (6 PTS)  05:57
[LAC 29-48]
 
  05:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
Griffin Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST)  05:45
[LAC 31-48]
 
Griffin Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven)  05:38  
  05:38 Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:38 Team Rebound 
Crawford Substitution replaced by Pierce  05:38  
  05:38 Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  05:37  
  05:37 Ariza Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST)  05:25
[LAC 33-48]
 
Pierce Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Boland)  05:20  
  05:20
[HOU 49-33]
Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:20
[HOU 50-33]
Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  04:55  
  04:54 Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
  04:48 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  04:47  
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Paul (5 AST)  04:41
[LAC 36-50]
 
Pierce Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  04:34  
  04:34 Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:34 Team Rebound 
  04:34 Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  04:34  
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  04:15  
  04:14 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:09
[HOU 52-36]
Ariza Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST) 
  03:59 Ariza Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Tiven) 
  03:59 Capela Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  03:59 Howard Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  03:58 Thornton Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:58  
Team Rebound  03:58  
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:58  
  03:58 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:39
[HOU 54-36]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:34  
Jordan Substitution replaced by Crawford  03:34  
  03:34 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Jones 
Griffin Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  03:16
[LAC 38-54]
 
  02:51 Ariza Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:50  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:36  
  02:36 Terry Substitution replaced by Howard 
  02:36 Jones Substitution replaced by Beverley 
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Paul (6 AST)  02:34
[LAC 40-54]
 
Pierce Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Boland)  02:29  
  02:29 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:29 Team Rebound 
  02:29
[HOU 55-40]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  02:15 Howard Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Boland) 
Redick Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:15
[LAC 41-55]
 
  02:15 Howard Substitution replaced by Jones 
Redick Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:15
[LAC 42-55]
 
  01:55
[HOU 57-42]
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  01:43  
  01:42 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:33 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:32  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Paul (7 AST)  01:26
[LAC 45-57]
 
  01:02 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:01 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:01 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:44.7 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:35.9 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  00:31.6 Beverley Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:31.6  
Team Rebound  00:31.6  
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:31.6
[LAC 46-57]
 
  00:08.9 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:07.6 Team Rebound 
  00:07.6 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Paul Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
  00:00.2 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Los Angeles Clippers (16-12) Houston Rockets (14-14)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Crawford Layup Shot: Missed Block: Capela (2 BLK)  11:40  
  11:39 Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:5) 
  11:29
[HOU 59-46]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Jordan Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (M McCutchen)  11:29  
  11:29 Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Team Rebound  11:28  
  11:22 Beverley Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Boland) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  11:04  
  11:03 Team Rebound 
  10:42 Harden Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:40  
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  10:27  
  10:25 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:20 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Griffin (1 ST) 
Paul Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  10:14  
  10:13 Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
  10:01 Capela Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Redick (1 ST) 
Jordan Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:49
[LAC 48-59]
 
  09:27 Harden Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (M McCutchen) 
  09:27 Harden Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  09:12  
  09:11 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Griffin Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (M McCutchen)  09:05  
  08:52 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Paul (6 ST) 
  08:44 Ariza Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Boland) 
  08:31 Howard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:31  
Team Rebound  08:31  
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:31  
  08:31 Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:7) 
  08:12 Howard Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:11  
Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed  08:05  
  08:04 Capela Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  07:58
[HOU 61-48]
Harden Running Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Paul (8 AST)  07:43
[LAC 51-61]
 
  07:29 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:27 Capela Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  07:27 Capela Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  07:26  
Redick Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Paul (9 AST)  07:22
[LAC 53-61]
 
  07:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:21 Capela Substitution replaced by Terry 
  07:21 Beverley Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  06:57
[HOU 64-53]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST) 
Jordan Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Griffin (4 AST)  06:31
[LAC 55-64]
 
  06:14 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:13  
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Griffin (5 AST)  06:04
[LAC 58-64]
 
  05:49 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  05:48  
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:34 Team Rebound 
  05:34 Foul : Double Personal - Motiejunas (3 PF), Griffin (4 PF) (M McCutchen) 
  05:17
[HOU 67-58]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST) 
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  04:59  
  04:58 Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:8) 
  04:48 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:47  
Redick Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:36  
  04:35 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:28 Terry Jump Shot: Missed 
Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:28  
Team Timeout : Regular  04:28  
Griffin Technical (M McCutchen)  04:28  
  04:28 Howard Substitution replaced by Capela 
  04:28
[HOU 68-58]
Harden Free Throw Technical (14 PTS) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Griffin (6 AST)  04:04
[LAC 61-68]
 
  03:45
[HOU 71-61]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Harden (9 AST) 
Redick Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  03:27  
  03:26 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:19
[HOU 73-61]
Harden Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Redick Floating Jump shot: Missed  02:57  
Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  02:56  
Jordan Tip Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:56
[LAC 63-73]
 
  02:41
[HOU 75-63]
Capela Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST) 
Crawford Jump Shot: Missed  02:14  
Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  02:13  
Jordan Tip Layup Shot: Missed  02:13  
  02:13 Team Rebound 
  02:13 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Crawford Substitution replaced by Rivers  02:13  
Griffin Substitution replaced by Pierce  02:13  
  02:00 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:59 Capela Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
Pierce Foul: Personal (4 PF) (J Tiven)  01:59  
  01:39
[HOU 78-63]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (10 AST) 
  01:13 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:13
[LAC 64-78]
 
Redick Substitution replaced by Stephenson  01:13  
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:13
[LAC 65-78]
 
Rivers Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven)  01:11  
  01:11
[HOU 79-65]
Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:11 Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  01:10  
  01:10 Brewer Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:10  
Team Rebound  01:10  
  01:10 Capela Substitution replaced by Thornton 
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:10  
  01:10 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:00 Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (3 BLK) 
Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  01:00  
  01:00 Harden Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:00
[LAC 66-79]
 
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:00
[LAC 67-79]
 
  00:36.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:35.6  
Jordan Substitution replaced by Smith  00:35.6  
  00:34.3 Terry Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:34.3
[LAC 68-79]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:34.3
[LAC 69-79]
 
Rivers Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Boland)  00:34.2  
  00:34.2
[HOU 80-69]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  00:34.2
[HOU 81-69]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:25.8  
Smith Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:24.8
[LAC 71-81]
 
  00:03.9 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:02.7 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:00.9
[HOU 83-71]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Los Angeles Clippers (16-12) Houston Rockets (14-14)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Smith Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) (J Tiven)  11:48  
  11:48
[HOU 84-71]
Thornton Free Throw Technical (5 PTS) 
  11:38
[HOU 86-71]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
  11:27 Brewer Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M McCutchen) 
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  11:12
[LAC 73-86]
 
  10:47
[HOU 89-73]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  10:26  
  10:25 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:20
[HOU 91-73]
Thornton Running Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:19  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Jordan  10:19  
Smith Substitution replaced by Crawford  10:19  
  10:19 Brewer Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  10:01 Howard Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:01  
Team Rebound  10:01  
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  10:01
[LAC 74-91]
 
Stephenson Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (M McCutchen)  09:48  
  09:40 Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (4 BLK) 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  09:39  
Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed  09:29  
  09:28 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Rivers Foul: Personal (4 PF) (J Tiven)  09:23  
Griffin Foul: Personal (5 PF) (M McCutchen)  09:09  
  09:01 Beverley Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
  08:47 Motiejunas Foul: Personal (5 PF) (M Boland) 
Griffin Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  08:36
[LAC 76-91]
 
  08:22
[HOU 93-76]
Ariza Pullup Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed  08:07  
Stephenson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:06  
Rivers Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK)  07:50  
  07:48 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:44
[HOU 95-76]
Howard Running Dunk Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:38  
Rivers Substitution replaced by Paul  07:38  
Stephenson Substitution replaced by Redick  07:38  
  07:38 Thornton Substitution replaced by Harden 
  07:25 Howard Foul: Personal (5 PF) (J Tiven) 
  07:25 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Capela 
  07:20 Beverley Foul: Personal Block (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven) 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:20
[LAC 77-95]
 
  07:20 Howard Substitution replaced by Jones 
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:20
[LAC 78-95]
 
Crawford Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (J Tiven)  07:19  
  07:19 Capela Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  07:04 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Paul (7 ST) 
  06:57 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Boland) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:57  
Team Rebound  06:57  
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:57  
  06:57 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Crawford Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  06:54  
  06:54
[HOU 96-78]
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  06:54
[HOU 97-78]
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:28 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:22
[HOU 100-78]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (11 AST) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Paul (10 AST)  06:05
[LAC 81-100]
 
  06:05 Harden Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (M Boland) 
Griffin Substitution replaced by Aldrich  06:05  
Jordan Substitution replaced by Stephenson  06:05  
Paul Substitution replaced by Prigioni  06:05  
Crawford Substitution replaced by Rivers  06:05  
Redick Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS)  06:05
[LAC 82-100]
 
  05:51 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Aldrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:50  
Redick Substitution replaced by Johnson  05:44  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:40 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Prigioni Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  05:33  
  05:33 Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:33 Team Rebound 
  05:33
[HOU 101-82]
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Aldrich Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:15  
  04:59 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Aldrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:58  
Stephenson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (1 ST)  04:47  
  04:44 Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rivers (1 ST) 
Rivers Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (1 AST)  04:40
[LAC 84-101]
 
  04:12 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  04:12 Harden Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  04:12 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Johnson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:57  
Aldrich Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:56  
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  03:49
[LAC 87-101]
 
  03:22 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed  03:07  
  03:06 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  02:56 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Aldrich Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:55  
Rivers Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  02:43  
Prigioni Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  02:42  
Rivers Substitution replaced by Crawford  02:42  
  02:42 Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:42 Team Rebound 
  02:42 Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Aldrich Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:42  
Johnson Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Aldrich (1 AST)  02:28
[LAC 89-101]
 
  02:12 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Prigioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:09  
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:03
[LAC 92-101]
 
  01:49
[HOU 103-92]
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST) 
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thornton (1 ST)  01:35  
  01:15 Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK) 
Stephenson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:13  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:05  
  01:04 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:51.9 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Prigioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:50.8  
Stephenson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:34.8  
Aldrich Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:33.8  
Aldrich Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:32.9
[LAC 94-103]
 
Prigioni Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Boland)  00:31.9  
  00:31.9
[HOU 104-94]
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:31.9
[HOU 105-94]
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (2 AST)  00:18.2
[LAC 97-105]
 
Stephenson Foul: Personal (6 PF) (2 FTA) (M Boland)  00:12.1  
Stephenson Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute  00:12.1  
  00:12.1
[HOU 106-97]
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  00:12.1
[HOU 107-97]
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
LAC
2nd Pacific
53
29
8-2
29-12
24-17
HOU
4th Southwest
41
41
6-4
23-18
18-23
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
LAC
2 players 23.8
2 players 16.3
2 players 7.3
2 players 2.7
2 players 2.2
HOU
2 players 26.6
2 players 14.0
2 players 7.6
2 players 1.4
2 players 2.6