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Wednesday 2/13/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore




HOUSTON (29 - 25) at LA CLIPPERS (37 - 17)
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Wednesday, 2/13/2013 10:35 PM
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HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games29-25+1.129-2431-23106.353.146.2%52.1103.252.145.7%50.0
Road Games11-17-512-1515-13102.650.645.0%52.2103.052.245.7%50.0
Last 5 Games3-2-0.24-15-0118.661.050.9%50.6110.058.246.6%47.4
HOUSTON Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)106.353.138-8346.2%10-2836.4%19-2575.6%521123208164
vs opponents surrendering97.74937-8245.0%7-2035.6%17-2275.1%501122208145
Team Stats (Road Games)102.650.637-8345.0%10-2834.5%18-2475.1%521122219174
Stats Against (All Games)103.252.139-8545.7%8-2237.1%17-2277.9%501122208146
vs opponents averaging98.149.137-8245.3%7-2036.0%17-2275.3%511122208145
Stats Against (Road Games)103.052.238-8445.7%7-2134.8%19-2479.1%501122208146

LA CLIPPERS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games37-17+030-2428-2599.950.747.2%50.993.547.343.5%49.0
Home Games20-5-216-914-10103.453.448.5%50.292.447.043.0%49.0
Last 5 Games3-2+0.93-23-294.848.848.1%51.292.646.443.1%47.4
LA CLIPPERS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)99.950.738-8147.2%7-2035.1%17-2470.2%5112232110146
vs opponents surrendering98.349.337-8245.2%7-2035.7%17-2275.1%511122208145
Team Stats (Home Games)103.453.440-8248.5%8-2136.8%16-2272.2%5011262111147
Stats Against (All Games)93.547.334-7843.5%8-2037.7%18-2474.6%491122218164
vs opponents averaging9849.237-8245.2%7-2035.7%17-2275.9%501122208145
Stats Against (Home Games)92.447.034-7843.0%7-2135.0%18-2474.6%491122207175
Average power rating of opponents played: HOUSTON 96.2,  LA CLIPPERS 95.8
HOUSTON - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
1/4/2013@ MILWAUKEE115-101W0W214O45-8354.2%401939-8744.8%5925
1/5/2013@ CLEVELAND112-104W-6W213O37-7946.8%561736-9139.6%5413
1/8/2013LA LAKERS125-112W-8.5W223.5O48-8755.2%501843-9147.3%4316
1/9/2013@ NEW ORLEANS79-88L-2L200.5U30-7540.0%472235-8441.7%5316
1/11/2013@ BOSTON91-103L3L201.5U35-8043.7%521441-7951.9%5216
1/12/2013@ PHILADELPHIA100-107L1L204O37-8444.0%501643-8749.4%4911
1/15/2013LA CLIPPERS109-117L-4L206.5O41-8250.0%481542-7853.8%4416
1/16/2013@ DALLAS100-105L4L214.5U33-8439.3%621633-8638.4%5810
1/18/2013@ INDIANA95-105L4.5L195O34-8341.0%471840-8746.0%5413
1/19/2013@ MINNESOTA79-92L-5.5L202.5U25-7832.1%542030-6446.9%4715
1/21/2013@ CHARLOTTE100-94W-7.5L208.5U29-7439.2%601334-8142.0%4510
1/25/2013@ NEW ORLEANS100-82W2.5W200.5U34-7147.9%502131-8038.7%4415
1/28/2013@ UTAH125-80W3.5W208U47-8952.8%52532-8139.5%5015
1/30/2013@ DENVER110-118L4L216.5O39-8148.1%522142-8251.2%5120
2/5/2013GOLDEN STATE140-109W-2.5W217O46-9150.5%59841-8647.7%4712
2/6/2013@ MIAMI108-114L7.5W206.5O39-8048.7%471640-8248.8%4410
2/10/2013@ SACRAMENTO111-117L-6.5L218.5O44-8949.4%501540-8746.0%4713
2/12/2013@ GOLDEN STATE116-107W4W217O43-9147.3%531138-8445.2%5413
2/13/2013@ LA CLIPPERS              
2/20/2013OKLAHOMA CITY              
2/22/2013@ BROOKLYN              
2/23/2013@ WASHINGTON              
3/1/2013@ ORLANDO              

LA CLIPPERS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
1/4/2013LA LAKERS107-102W-4.5W206.5O41-8250.0%511535-7646.1%4712
1/5/2013GOLDEN STATE115-89W-6.5W202.5O47-9052.2%51732-7244.4%4216
1/14/2013@ MEMPHIS99-73W4.5W179.5U35-7646.1%581027-8930.3%5714
1/15/2013@ HOUSTON117-109W4W206.5O42-7853.8%441641-8250.0%4815
1/17/2013@ MINNESOTA90-77W-5W193U35-7745.5%581830-8435.7%5314
1/21/2013@ GOLDEN STATE99-106L-4.5L197.5O38-8345.8%481439-7552.0%4517
1/22/2013OKLAHOMA CITY97-109L2.5L201O39-8446.4%481041-7852.6%4216
1/24/2013@ PHOENIX88-93L-6.5L190.5U33-8339.8%531530-7142.3%5714
1/26/2013@ PORTLAND100-101L0L190.5O40-8149.4%471535-7546.7%3914
1/30/2013@ MINNESOTA96-90W-4.5W189U35-7745.5%591533-7544.0%4613
2/1/2013@ TORONTO73-98L-4L193U25-7234.7%521438-8146.9%5612
2/3/2013@ BOSTON104-106L-1.5L182.5O40-7950.6%482036-7250.0%3717
2/4/2013@ WASHINGTON90-98L-3L187.5O37-7946.8%512037-8444.0%5112
2/6/2013@ ORLANDO86-76W-5W184U33-8240.2%601430-8734.5%5818
2/8/2013@ MIAMI89-111L3.5L193O34-7744.2%441836-6852.9%4413
2/10/2013@ NEW YORK102-88W3.5W192U41-8051.2%511433-7444.6%3816
2/11/2013@ PHILADELPHIA107-90W-5W185O44-7558.7%501335-8441.7%4613
2/14/2013@ LA LAKERS              
2/21/2013SAN ANTONIO              
2/28/2013@ INDIANA              
3/1/2013@ CLEVELAND              
HOUSTON: GUARDS: Houston has gutted its roster, and this is JEREMY LIN's team now. Coach Kevin McHale will use the same pick-and-roll offense he used with Goran Dragic, and Lin should do what he did in New York a year ago . . . KEVIN MARTIN is on the trade block. As long as he's in Houston, he'll be in and out of McHale's doghouse, especially seeing that he's not in the long-term plans . . . JEREMY LAMB should push Martin for minutes early. Lamb will have some defensive issues, but he's a cagey scorer who should mesh well with Lin . . . CARLOS DELFINO replaces Chase Budinger as the team's most reliable marksman from three-point range . . . TONEY DOUGLAS' defensive ability puts him in the running for a rotation spot . . . SHAUN LIVINGSTON can give them 12 to 15 minutes a night . . . Rookie SCOTT MACHADO, an outstanding passer, will back up Lin . . . GARY FORBES will have trouble finding minutes. FORWARDS: CHANDLER PARSONS was a nice surprise a year ago. He's a fifth option offensively but does the hustle/energy thing well . . . 2011 first-rounder DONATAS MOTIEJUNAS is a skilled 7-footer who fits with Lin. Expect him to grab a starting job by midseason, but he can also play center when required . . . This might be the year PATRICK PATTERSON makes an impact. His game is limited, but he can rebound and score around the basket . . . ROYCE WHITE is a 270-pounder with point guard skills. He needs the ball in his hands though, which is why he's not a great fit with Lin in the starting lineup . . . TERRENCE JONES has a tweener skill set. At this point, he's better suited for the second unit . . . Speaking of 'tweeners, MARCUS MORRIS looks to be nowhere near contributing. CENTERS: OMER ASIK earned his reputation as a defensive stud in Chicago, and he'll get a little more offensive freedom in Houston. He is quite foul-prone though, and he'll be tested on the free-throw line early and often . . . His backup, GREG SMITH, has more fouls (17) than points (14) in his 69-minute NBA career.
LA CLIPPERS: GUARDS: CHRIS PAUL was every bit an MVP-caliber player in his first year in L.A. They should monitor his minutes late in the regular season to keep him fresh for the playoffs. . . His Achilles is on schedule to be healed by December, and CHAUNCEY BILLUPS will start once he's healthy. He's likely to lose athleticism, and his leash could be short if he shoots as poorly as he did last year . . . JAMAL CRAWFORD steps in to lead the second unit. We'll see how quickly his inefficient, shoot-first ways grow stale . . . ERIC BLEDSOE was a stud in the playoffs. He can't play extended minutes alongside Paul, but coach Vinny Del Negro knows he has to get Bledsoe on the floor . . . WILLIE GREEN provides capable depth, but he's on the outside looking in at the rotation. FORWARDS: BLAKE GRIFFIN's knee injury likely isn't serious enough to linger into the season. He's starting to develop some post moves to go along with his dunks . . . CARON BUTLER played hurt for most of last year, but still did enough to nail down a starting job for this season . . . LAMAR ODOM moped his way back to L.A. Don't be surprised if he has a strong bounce-back year, especially considering he'll be the Clippers' best defensive big . . . GRANT HILL could see some starts, but more likely the 40-year-old is pegged for limited minutes . . . MATT BARNES will replace Hill once he injures himself again . . . RONNY TURIAF will provide some of the toughness they lost when Reggie Evans left . . . TREY THOMPKINS will continue to languish on the bench, especially after sitting out the preseason with a knee injury. CENTERS: He can block shots and rebound, but at this point DeANDRE JORDAN is just too much of a defensive liability in space to play 30-plus minutes. That's why the Clippers will often pair Lamar Odom with Blake Griffin in the frontcourt . . . RYAN HOLLINS can also defend the basket and has six fouls to give.
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*Rockets-Clippers Preview* ==========================


Houston (29-25) at Los Angeles (37-17), 10:30 p.m. EDT

Seemingly healthy, Chris Paul is again making a major impact for the Los Angeles Clippers, but they didn't seem to miss him against the Houston Rockets last month.

This time, it's the Rockets that could be without their top guard.

Paul looks to stay hot Wednesday night and lift the Pacific Division leaders to a fifth straight victory over a Houston team that might be without James Harden.

Paul missed 12 of 14 games with a bruised right kneecap, and Los Angeles (37-17) split those contests. The Clippers withstood his absence in impressive fashion at Houston on Jan. 15, shooting 53.8 percent from the floor - and 11 of 19 from beyond the arc - in a 117-109 victory.

It's been three games since Paul's return, and he was tremendous in engineering wins at New York and Philadelphia in the past two contests. He totaled 46 points, 18 assists and nine steals while hitting 19 of 28 attempts from the field in that back-to-back stretch, which concluded with Monday's 107-90 win over the 76ers.

"I think CP is one of the best players in the world," said guard Jamal Crawford, who has totaled 47 points in the past two games. "He does everything to set us up and get us going."

The Rockets (29-25) may feel the same way about Harden, who is among the league leaders with 26.1 points per game. He's been even better over the past four games, averaging 32.0 points on 54.1 percent shooting - 12 for 27 from long range.

Harden had 27 in Tuesday's 116-107 victory at Golden State, but stepped on David Lee's left shoe going for a fast-break layup and his right ankle twisted violently. He returned, but his reaction after the win hardly sounded like someone who'd be ready to go in less than 24 hours.

"Very tough. I can barely walk. Still limping," said Harden, who's already dealing with a nagging left knee injury. "I kind of felt the momentum going our way in the third quarter ... so I didn't want to shut it down."

Still, while Harden could rest up and head back home to Houston, where he'll be teammates with Paul and Blake Griffin in Sunday's All-Star game, he wasn't ready to rule himself out against the Clippers.

"Why not? I'm tough," he said, smiling.

The Rockets would likely have trouble in their final game before the break even if Harden was 100 percent. The Clippers have won all four meetings since Paul's arrival in LA, averaging 108.5 points.

Los Angeles has also taken three straight in the series at Staples Center, including a 95-91 victory behind Paul's 23 points and five steals in the most recent meeting there March 17.

Paul has averaged 24.8 points over his past four games against Houston, but Crawford did much of the damage with Paul out last month. He scored a game-high 30 points, including 12 straight to start the fourth quarter.

This time, Los Angeles may be without guard Chauncey Billups and forward Caron Butler, who are hampered by sore lower backs that kept them out of the win over the 76ers.

If Harden is out, Houston may need another big effort from Chandler Parsons, who had 21 points, nine assists and eight rebounds Tuesday. The second-year forward is second on the team with 14.5 points per game, and will participate in the NBA's Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star weekend.

While the Rockets are off until next Wednesday after this meeting, that's not the case for the Clippers. They'll be the road team against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.

Last Updated: 4/24/2018 3:26:56 PM EST

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