The Houston Rockets once again sit alone in last place. The Los Angeles Clippers are in third place in the West and have to keep winning to have a chance at moving past Phoenix for the second spot and to keep the Denver Nuggets at bay.
In short, this game should be a slaughter.
These teams met two weeks ago in a game won handily by the Clippers, 126-109. Paul George was out, but it didn’t matter. Kawhi Leonard, Reggie Jackson, and Terance Mann combined to shoot 67% from the field. Houston was actually up 10 points heading in the second quarter, but were outscored 41-10 in the frame. That was the ballgame, as Houston never really had a chance after that.
For the Clippers, Leonard is out with a foot injury. Patrick Beverley and Serge Ibaka are out as well, though Ibaka’s return seems to fast approaching. Rajon Rondo is day-to-day.
Tip-off is at 7pm CT on AT&T SportsNet Southwest