Mar 29, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons (25) drives to the basket during the second quarter as Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Bullock (25) defends at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets 107 Los Angeles Clippers 118-Recap


 

The Houston Rockets’ struggles against the Los Angeles Clippers continue as they fell 118-107 Saturday night at Toyota Center.  Playing without Patrick Beverley and Dwight Howard, Chris Paul went for 30 points and 12 assists, leading the Clippers to a clean 4-0 season series sweep.

James Harden finished with 32 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists, but shot just 3 of 11 from behind the 3-point line. Chandler Parsons added 28 points and 9 rebounds, while Omer Asik scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds filling in for Howard. Isaiah Canaan scored 14 points in 20 minutes off the bench.

The downside? Terrence Jones was nearly non-existent, scoring just 2 points in only 19 minutes of play, while Jeremy Lin struggled to a 1 for 9 shooting night filling in for Beverley at the starting point guard spot.

The Clippers, who lead the NBA in points off turnovers, converted 19 Rockets’ turnovers into 20 points, and recorded 10 blocks and 10 steals as well.

 Blake Griffin also left the game early in the 2nd quarter from an apparent back injury.

 

Los Angeles Clippers
STARTERS MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Blake Griffin, PF 6 2-3 0-0 3-3 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 -6 7
Matt Barnes, SF 38 6-15 3-10 0-0 0 10 10 2 1 1 0 4 +18 15
DeAndre Jordan, C 37 7-10 0-0 6-14 3 9 12 0 0 6 3 5 +8 20
Chris Paul, PG 39 10-16 5-9 5-6 1 4 5 12 3 0 1 4 +13 30
Darren Collison, PG 41 4-14 1-7 2-4 2 3 5 5 4 1 0 4 +11 11
BENCH MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Glen Davis, PF 4 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -5 0
Jared Dudley, SF 14 2-4 0-1 0-0 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 -12 4
Hedo Turkoglu, SF 5 1-2 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -3 3
Ryan Hollins, C 8 2-2 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 4 +8 4
Reggie Bullock, SG 7 0-2 0-2 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 +1 0
Willie Green, SG 16 1-4 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 +10 2
Jamal Crawford, SG 26 7-15 3-9 5-8 1 2 3 3 0 0 1 3 +12 22
Danny Granger, SF DNP STRAINED LEFT HAMSTRING
TOTALS FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
42-89 12-41 22-36 12 31 43 26 10 10 9 29 118
47.2% 29.3% 61.1%
Fast break points:   9
Points in the paint:   40
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   9 (12)

Houston Rockets

STARTERS MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Terrence Jones, PF 19 1-4 0-0 0-2 4 1 5 0 0 0 0 4 -20 2
Chandler Parsons, SF 46 9-19 1-5 9-11 1 8 9 2 1 0 2 3 -13 28
Omer Asik, C 35 5-9 0-0 2-2 4 7 11 0 0 1 2 5 -7 12
Jeremy Lin, PG 32 1-9 0-3 8-8 0 2 2 2 0 0 3 3 -8 10
James Harden, SG 42 9-22 3-11 11-13 2 5 7 6 1 0 6 3 -2 32
BENCH MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Donatas Motiejunas, PF 27 3-8 0-0 0-1 1 6 7 1 0 2 1 3 +3 6
Omri Casspi, SF 12 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 +6 0
Isaiah Canaan, PG 20 3-5 2-4 6-8 0 4 4 3 0 0 4 2 -7 14
Francisco Garcia, SG 8 1-2 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 -7 3
Greg Smith, PF DNP ARTHROSCOPIC RIGHT KNEE PROCEDURE
Jordan Hamilton, SF DNP COACH’S DECISION
Dwight Howard, C DNP LEFT ANKLE
Patrick Beverley, PG DNP SPRAINED RIGHT KNEE
TOTALS FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
32-79 7-25 36-45 14 35 49 14 2 3 19 25 107
40.5% 28.0% 80.0%
Fast break points:   17
Points in the paint:   46
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   19 (20)

 

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