Recap - Clippers Defeat Houston 95-91
The Clippers grabbed a 95-91 win over the Rockets on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from Chris Paul at STAPLES Center.
Los Angeles won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 7.5-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 192.5.
Los Angeles got 18 points from Blake Griffin and another 15 points from Randy Foye. Chris Paul contributed 5 assists, while DeAndre Jordan cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
The Rockets got a 25-point performance from Courtney Lee, who was supported by 19 points from Chase Budinger. Goran Dragic had 14 assists in a losing cause for Houston, while Luis Scola grabbed 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Houston were victorious, as the score was 47-39 at the break.
Los Angeles won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 45-35.
Los Angeles looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Pistons. The Rockets will aim to get back on the winning track at Phoenix.