Feb 26, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives the ball defended by Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes (22) during the second quarter at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets 93 Los Angeles Clippers 101-Recap


 

The Houston Rockets continue to have their problems with the Los Angeles Clippers, as they fell 101-93, marking their 8th loss in the last 9 meetings. The Clippers pulled away in the 4th quarter from the play of Darren Collison, who scored 12 of his 19 points in the 4th quarter after stepping in to fill for Jamal Crawford, who left the game at halftime with an injury.

Dwight Howard led the way for the Rockets with 23 points and 11 rebounds, while James Harden scored 18 points and 6 rebounds. Jordan Hamilton scored 16 points off the bench in his 2nd game as a Rocket, knocking down 4 of 8 from behind the 3-point line.

 

Houston Rockets
STARTERS MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Terrence Jones, PF 19 2-4 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 1 1 0 1 3 -18 4
Chandler Parsons, SF 32 3-13 1-5 0-0 1 4 5 3 1 0 2 1 -21 7
Dwight Howard, C 35 9-12 0-0 5-9 3 8 11 2 0 1 3 2 -13 23
Patrick Beverley, PG 29 1-2 1-1 2-2 1 4 5 2 0 1 4 6 -10 5
James Harden, SG 43 6-16 1-6 5-7 2 4 6 3 0 0 6 2 -13 18
BENCH MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Donatas Motiejunas, PF 22 2-6 0-2 4-4 0 4 4 2 0 0 0 1 +11 8
Jordan Hamilton, SF 24 6-12 4-8 0-0 0 3 3 2 2 0 1 2 +16 16
Omer Asik, C 17 3-4 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 1 0 2 1 1 +6 6
Jeremy Lin, PG 19 2-8 1-3 1-2 1 2 3 3 2 0 2 2 +2 6
Greg Smith, PF DNP COACH’S DECISION
Omri Casspi, SF DNP COACH’S DECISION
Isaiah Canaan, PG DNP COACH’S DECISION
Francisco Garcia, SG DNP COACH’S DECISION
TOTALS FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
34-77 8-25 17-24 12 34 46 19 6 4 20 20 93
44.2% 32.0% 70.8%
Fast break points:   16
Points in the paint:   46
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   20 (30)

Los Angeles Clippers

STARTERS MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Blake Griffin, PF 40 11-25 0-2 1-1 6 10 16 3 2 1 2 2 +20 23
Matt Barnes, SF 33 5-9 1-4 0-0 2 0 2 2 1 1 1 4 +13 11
DeAndre Jordan, C 39 6-7 0-0 1-2 1 9 10 2 3 4 1 3 +5 13
Chris Paul, PG 39 5-13 0-1 4-5 0 3 3 9 2 0 1 4 +12 14
Jamal Crawford, SG 16 2-10 1-6 3-3 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 +6 8
BENCH MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Glen Davis, PF 5 0-1 0-0 2-2 1 1 2 0 0 2 1 3 +3 2
Jared Dudley, SF 18 3-6 3-5 0-0 1 3 4 2 1 0 1 0 -1 9
Hedo Turkoglu, SF 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 -6 0
Ryan Hollins, C 3 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -5 2
Darren Collison, PG 30 8-14 3-5 0-0 0 1 1 5 2 0 1 2 -3 19
Reggie Bullock, SG 5 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -10 0
Willie Green, SG 8 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 +6 0
J.J. Redick, SG DNP COACH’S DECISION
TOTALS FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
41-93 8-24 11-13 14 28 42 25 12 8 11 23 101
44.1% 33.3% 84.6%
Fast break points:   23
Points in the paint:   54
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   13 (10)

 

Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 23 points and 16 assists, Chris Paul finished with 14 points and 9 assists, and DeAndre Jordan added 13 points and 10 rebounds.

The Rockets were able to rebound from a horrendous start, in which they trailed 17-4 after the first 6 minutes of play. But 20 total turnovers that lead to 30 Clippers’ points, including 23 fast break points ultimately decided their fate.

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