Clippers vs Rockets Final: 137-118 - Recap
|Clippers vs Rockets Final: 137-118 - Recap|
It sure wasn't going to be a low-scoring affair and Los Angeles made sure they came out on the winning end on Monday, grabbing a 137-118 victory over the Rockets at STAPLES Center.
The Clippers were a 5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 211.5.
Los Angeles got 26 points from J.J. Redick and another 23 points from Chris Paul. Chris Paul contributed 17 assists, while DeAndre Jordan cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
The Rockets got a 19-point performance from Omri Casspi, who was supported by 15 points from James Harden. Jeremy Lin had 8 assists in a losing cause for Houston, while Dwight Howard grabbed 9 rebounds.
Los Angeles led at halftime, 78-66.
Houston had a 46-38 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Los Angeles heads into a battle against the Magic. Houston, meanwhile, will have their next action against Portland.