Feb 24, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul (3) chases the ball during the second half against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center. The Clippers defeated the Pelicans 123-110. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets Preview


 

The Los Angeles Clippers have their hands-full for the next two games. They will have to face the Houston Rockets today and then the New Orleans Pelicans yet again, the second time in three days. Both teams are doing well in the stretch run of the season, but it’s Houston that is having their best stretch. The Clippers are coming off a win against New Orleans on Monday night, where Jamal Crawford scored  24 points, Blake Griffin with 22 and Chris Paul 19 points with 13 assists. The Clippers shot 51.8 percent against the Thunder and Pelicans and also went 16 of 28 from 3-pointers. Clippers are 25-0 when at least making nine 3s per game. Crawford is averaging over 24.2 points per game in the last 19 games. Griffin has scored at least 20 points or more in 17 straight games he has played. Los Angeles plays its best when they are at home, boasting a record 23-5 as for the road 16-15.

The Clippers have the Rockets number in games playing against each other. The Clippers have taken eight of 10 games played, in five of those games they averaged 112.2. Clippers most points scored this season not shockingly was against the Houston Rockets beating them 137-118. This game is going to be different though. Count on it. Why? Houston has won 11 out of its 11 games while averaging 112.7 ppg. The only loss was against the Golden State Warriors last Thursday. Houston drifted with a victory on Tuesday against the Sacramento Kings. James Harden scored 43 points going 6 of 9 from downtown.

Glen Davis is likely to debut today. Davis, averaged 12.1 points and 6.3 rebounds in 45 games with Orlando, signed Monday after the Magic bought out his contract. Look for this game to be high scoring forsure. Expect both Chris Paul and James Harden drop more then 15 points, as well for Dwight Howard and Blake Griffin thats going to be a matchup to watch for.  Both have been playing at high levels this season.

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Tags: Blake Griffin Chris Paul Doc Rivers Dwight Howard James Harden

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