The Houston Rockets touched down in Southern California to take on the Los Angeles Clippers Monday night. After an offensive barrage, Lob City emerged the victors, 137-118.
The Clips romped to a 78-66 lead at halftime, but the Rockets mounted a run in the fourth quarter. That's when Chris Paul took the basketball and ran away with it. In a one-minute span just past the six-minute mark, CP3 drained a trey and then dished a pair of alley-oops to DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin. That seven-point run effectively ended the game and provided a pair of great highlights.
J.J. Redick led all scorers with 26 points, but he headed to the bench down the stretch with five fouls. Paul finished with 23 points and 17 dimes. Yup, 17. How bad were things for Houston? Well, Omri Casspi was the leading scorer with 19. After the Rockets loss, the Indiana Pacers are the NBA's only unbeaten. Meanwhile, the Clippers move into a tie for first in the West at 3-1.