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Houston Rockets 93 Los Angeles Clippers 101-Recap

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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

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

19

2-4

0-0

0-0

2

2

4

1

1

0

1

3

-18

4

Chandler Parsons

32

3-13

1-5

0-0

1

4

5

3

1

0

2

1

-21

7

Dwight Howard

35

9-12

0-0

5-9

3

8

11

2

0

1

3

2

-13

23

Patrick Beverley

29

1-2

1-1

2-2

1

4

5

2

0

1

4

6

-10

5

James Harden

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

22

2-6

0-2

4-4

0

4

4

2

0

0

0

1

+11

8

Jordan Hamilton

24

6-12

4-8

0-0

0

3

3

2

2

0

1

2

+16

16

Omer Asik

17

3-4

0-0

0-0

2

3

5

1

0

2

1

1

+6

6

Jeremy Lin

19

2-8

1-3

1-2

1

2

3

3

2

0

2

2

+2

6

Greg Smith

DNP COACH’S DECISION

Omri Casspi

DNP COACH’S DECISION

Isaiah Canaan

DNP COACH’S DECISION

Francisco Garcia

DNP COACH’S DECISION

TOTALS

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

PTS

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

40

11-25

0-2

1-1

6

10

16

3

2

1

2

2

+20

23

Matt Barnes

33

5-9

1-4

0-0

2

0

2

2

1

1

1

4

+13

11

DeAndre Jordan

39

6-7

0-0

1-2

1

9

10

2

3

4

1

3

+5

13

Chris Paul

39

5-13

0-1

4-5

0

3

3

9

2

0

1

4

+12

14

Jamal Crawford

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

5

0-1

0-0

2-2

1

1

2

0

0

2

1

3

+3

2

Jared Dudley

18

3-6

3-5

0-0

1

3

4

2

1

0

1

0

-1

9

Hedo Turkoglu

5

0-1

0-0

0-0

1

0

1

0

1

0

1

1

-6

0

Ryan Hollins

3

1-2

0-0

0-0

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

-5

2

Darren Collison

30

8-14

3-5

0-0

0

1

1

5

2

0

1

2

-3

19

Reggie Bullock

5

0-2

0-1

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-10

0

Willie Green

8

0-3

0-0

0-0

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

3

+6

0

J.J. Redick

DNP COACH’S DECISION

TOTALS

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

PTS

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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