Match marathon tonight at Staples Center, which saw the Clippers 140-132 win with Redick, author of 40 points for a career record with 9/12 for three points, 2 assists, 1 rebound. Opposite ends Dwight Howard with a huge 55 Eval for his 36 points (11/16 and 14/18 for throws), 26 rebounds and 4 assists! Despite the dominance in attack (57.2% against 55% of address for Houston, 3 points to 59% against 34% and 73% in free throws against 63%), the Clippers were scared late in the game with the return of Houston in the money time.
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The first 6 minutes saw both teams on an equal footing (14-14) before Los Angeles does makes a 19-7 team that puts Luc Mbah a Moute (20 minutes, 5 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal) in 33-21 head. Houston holds good and back to 5 points in the second quarter-time 45-40, but LA maintains a gap of 7 points at the break 59-52, despite having allowed this period to 26-31 Rockets.
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In the second half, the Clippers will have up to 16 points ahead. They escape in the third quarter, thanks to 3-point shots Redick, Paul Pierce and Chris Paul (28 points, 6 rebounds, 12 assists, 6 steals). LA leads 94-80 at the start of the last quarter after pocketing the third 35-28. So we think the folded portion, Houston remade his delay and carries a huge last quarter (28-42). With a 16-6 in the final two minutes and a crazy money time, the Rockets back 1 point to 3 points 118-117 thanks to Thornton. Redick 11 seconds of the term has 3 points ahead after two shots 122-119 francs, but the Rockets managed to pull the extension with the new 3 points of Thornton.
Crawford and Redick start the extension by 3 points each (128-122), then Paul adds his own to lead 131-124. An advantage is that the Clippers will keep until late in the game to win 140-132.
After bowing to the Kings, who ended a 10-game winning streak, the Clippers leave ahead with the 27th victory of the season. LAC remains fourth in the West.