L.A. Clippers 117, Houston 89

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #35 Kane Fitzgerald, # Tre Maddox, #22 Bill Spooner
Attendance - 19060

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 26 29 20 14 89
L.A. Clippers 41 26 23 27 117

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 2-4 2-0 0-4 L2
L.A. Clippers 3-2 2-1 1-1 W2

Recap


Blake Griffin had 22 points and nine rebounds and Chris Paul had 20 points and 10 assists as the Los Angeles Clippers rolled past the visiting Houston Rockets for a 117-89 victory Wednesday night.

The Rockets (2-4) are 0-4 on the road and lost for the second consecutive night at Staples Center after falling Tuesday to the Lakers.

The Clippers (3-2) shot 47 of 81 (58 percent) and the Rockets 35 of 76 (46.1 percent)

Chauncey Billups had 13 points in his return after missing two games with a groin strain. Randy Foye scored 16 and Caron Butler 11.

Kyle Lowry led Houston with 17 points, Kevin Martin had 14 and Luis Scola 12. Chandler Parsons had 11 points and eight rebounds in 23 minutes.

The Clippers increased their 67-55 halftime lead to 79-59 three minutes into the third and the Rockets never got back in it.

The Rockets were missing swingman Courtney Lee (calf muscle) so Goran Dragic and Terrence Williams saw more playing time. Dragic had nine points and Williams scored eight.

Clippers center DeAndre Jordan saw his streak of 18 consecutive games with a block come to an end.

Top Game Performances

Houston   L.A. Clippers
Kyle Lowry 17 Scoring Blake Griffin 22
Kyle Lowry 5 Assists Chris Paul 10
Chandler Parsons 8 Rebounds Blake Griffin 9
Kyle Lowry 4 Free Throws Made Chauncey Billups 6
Goran Dragic 1 Steals Chris Paul 3
N/A Blocks Chauncey Billups 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 89 46.1 7-16 12-17 15 33 0 3 19
L.A. Clippers 117 57.3 6-16 17-24 30 33 3 12 7

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Clippers have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Oklahoma City . The Rockets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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