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Harden hit one of two from the line. Rockets up 110-105 with 29.3 seconds to play. Clippers have the ball.
Harden took a Paul right hand jab to the face. Did not seem to like it.
Harden going to the line after a Chris Paul foul.
30 seconds to go… 4 point game.
Harden won't come out, knowing if he does, it will likely tighten up and he will not return. McHale walks out on the court to talk it over.
Harden looked like he was in pain. Grabbed his right ankle, it looked like. Now up, limping it off.
Harden was on the ground, holding his right leg. Up trying to walk it off right now.
Harden down, holding his right ankle. Stepped on Paul's right foot, turned the ankle.
Not a good sign. Harden in clear pain after rolling his ankle.
Harden with a pass between Chris Paul's legs to his roadrunner. Brewer with the layup through a Redick foul.
Terry and Harden are coming in for Prigioni and Ariza.
The Toyota Center crowd right now is fantastic. Feels like a playoff game. It took three and a half quarters, but this is great.
Rockets have outscored the Clippers 15-1 in the fourth quarter. Corey Brewer himself is outscoring them 10-1.
Rockets on a 14-1 run, all with Harden sitting (except when he's been jumping up and down.)
Harden bearhugging Brewer as the teams head into timeout. Brewer up to 17 points. Rockets up 99-86 with 7:32 to play.
Brewer living up to Rivers' compliments of him this morning: "He is an energy guy. He creates offense.. He is defense, he does everything.”
Remarkable how regularly the Rockets second unit does this.
Pablo Prigioni with a no-look, back between his legs pass to Brewer. Gets standing O, started by Rockets owner Leslie Alexander.
Corey Brewer’s slam gets Toyota Center rocking. he now has 12 points. Rockets lead Clippers 92-86 with nine mins left in the game.
Trevor Ariza’s 3-pointer puts Rockets up by five. He is current leading scorer for Rockets with 17.
Josh Smith’s pass just took out a guy’s beer in the front row. The ball hit the tiny cup dead center. Was kind of impressive actually.
Motiejunas and Jones with three fouls each. Clips in the bonus with 5 minutes left in third. Dorsey for some hack-a-Jordan?
Terrence Jones with five blocked shots, his season high. One shy of career high.
Terrence Jones just had another block - that’s five tonight which is his new season high.
Rockets open the second half with Ariza on Paul. Will likely not help him on screens to keep a body on Jordan.
On the other end, however, the Rockets executing nearly as well as Clips. Have assists on 15 of 19 FGs, just 4 turnovers.
Rockets up 62-60 at half. Bizarre game -- Harden misfiring (1-7), but Rockets have just 4 turnovers and they're knocking down threes (9-19).
Jordan misses dunk on another pick-and--roll pass to rim but Rockets not coming close to defending that. Lead by 2 on 9 of 19 3-pt shooting.
ESPN's Mark Jones called Sam Cassell "a guy that won a championship here with the Rockets." Two, actually... but who's counting.
DeAndre Jordan has his double-double. 11 points, 10 rebounds. 3:41 left until halftime.
Rockets have done little switching, trapping on screens, giving up jumpers instead of p-n-r dunks. When did switch, Paul to Jordan slam.
Crawford has scored 21 and 20 in the two games before this one against the Rockets. He already has 18 tonight.
DeAndre Jordan had 10 rebounds in first quarter. Most vs. Rockets in a game this season is his 20.
Rockets have scored 2rd-most points off tos, are tied for 1st in steals. Clips allow fewest points off tos. So far, steals keeping it tight.
Rockets lead, 27-26, after 1 by forcing tos, taking care of ball. Rockets shooting 36 %, Clips 47.8 %, but LAC with 6 tos. Harden 0 for 6.
How many 30-footers has Jamal Crawford hit against the Rockets in his career?
Terry has done well keeping ball from Chris Paul, but with Brewer in, he's on Paul, picking up full court.
Apparently, Rockets installed a hot tub time machine in that massive basketball ops facility. Terry with 6p, 2a, 3steals in 8 mins.
Jason Terry very active tonight on the defensive end (seriously). He already has 3 steals, Rockets lead 21-17.
Josh Smith already making an impact after being in a minute - 4 points already.
Harden off to his third-consecutive dreadful shooting start at home. He's 0 for 5, with three from beyond the arc. Turned around previous 2.
Rockets have to get a time out to go over coverages with Terrence Jones. Switching, helping unecessarily of Hawes.
Sure to be a sell out, full house, but it's empty at tip even by TC standards. Hou-LAC would be 1st round matchup if standings don't change.
Same starting lineup as last game for Rockets- Ariza, Jones, Motiejunas, Harden, Terry. Beverley out with flu symptoms.
Was having some sort of allergic reaction earlier so I will be tweeting on Benadryl tonight. Here’s your advance warning.
When Terry came off bench, Brewer often picked up top point guards. I asked McHale if Ariza might check CP3, but he left it as "we'll see."
Pat Beverley out tonight vs. Clippers.
Pat Beverley out again with flu symptoms.
Clippers were one of teams after Josh Smith-Rivers said he thinks they were a finalist. Smith was mum on the topic.Said he “got some calls."
Doc Rivers on the Rockets: "They have the MVP, well one of the MVPs. There is a new one every day."
Houston native DeAndre Jordan has 35 kids from his old neighborhood, Third Ward, coming to Rockets-Clippers game tonight.
Last guy on the court at shoot around this morning- KJ McDaniels. Still out there shooting 3s.
Pat Beverley not at shoot around today- he is listed as questionable for tonight against Clippers with flu symptoms.
Officials for Rockets-Clippers tonight: Monty McCutchen,Mark Ayotte andDerrick Collins.