Houston 99, L.A. Clippers 78

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 9, 2011 8:30 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #70 Brent Barnaky, #50 Olandis Poole, #57 Greg Willard
Attendance - 18089

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Clippers 18 19 18 23 78
Houston 25 28 21 25 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Clippers 31-50 22-18 9-32 L3
Houston 42-38 25-15 17-23 W1

Recap


Kevin Martin, Chase Budinger and Brad Miller all scored 16 points in a balanced effort to help the Houston Rockets coast to a 99-78 home victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.

Goran Dragic finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds while Chuck Hayes added 12 and 13 for Houston (42-38), which played without starters Luis Scola and Kyle Lowry.

The Clippers (31-50) matched their season-low point total and shot just 34.7 percent in losing their third in a row.

This one was never much of a contest. The Rockets went ahead by seven after one quarter and used a 21-4 run midway through the second to open up a 52-30 lead on Hayes’ layup 2:08 before halftime.

Houston held a 58-45 rebounding edge and finished with 11 blocks.

Eric Gordon led the Clippers with 19 points, while Blake Griffin had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Clippers   Houston
Eric Gordon 19 Scoring Chase Budinger 16
Eric Gordon 6 Assists Goran Dragic 7
DeAndre Jordan 11 Rebounds Chuck Hayes 13
Eric Gordon 3 Free Throws Made Courtney Lee 4
Eric Gordon 4 Steals Chuck Hayes 3
DeAndre Jordan 2 Blocks Chase Budinger 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Clippers 78 34.7 7-18 5-10 18 45 5 9 10
Houston 99 46.9 10-24 13-18 29 58 11 5 16

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Rockets have a W/L % of .537 after a win and .513 after a loss.
  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game at home against Memphis. The Clippers have a W/L % of .419 after a win and .360 after a loss.
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