The Rockets still haven't beaten the Clippers in years when they have Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin in the lineup. Griffin will return this afternoon for the first time in 15 games.
The Rockets are on a downward trend, and a fully healthy Clippers team is the last thing I want to see right now, outside the Warriors. But here we are.
A big-time performance from James Harden is just what the doctor ordered for this big-time, nationally televised game. We need the Beard to pull the Rockets out of their funk.