From the moment Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard was seen on the court to him playing in the game, the Clipper fans booed loudly towards him.
"They can boo me a million times. I'll still play," Howard said.
The Los Angeles Clippers finally ran away with the game in the fourth quarter as the blasted past the Rockets 137-118, before a huge crowd at Staples Center on Monday night.
JJ Redick opened up the game with the hot hand with 15 points in the first quarter alone on 6-of-9 shooting.
Clippers tied a team record of scoring 78 points at halftime, while shooting 59.1% from the floor.
The defense frustrated and locked up Howard who sat most of the first half with three fouls. In a bizarre turn of events in the last minute of the second quarter Blake Griffin picked up two quick questionable fouls.
The Rockets opened up the third quarter on a 6-0 run before a frustrated Doc Rivers called a much needed timeout.
The Clippers continued to excel and just simply could not be stopped. DeAndre Jordan was phenomenal on both ends of the floor.
The Rockets came within in nine in the opening moments of the fourth quarter, however the Clippers continued to have their foot on the gas. Chris Paul made sure Lob City was alive and well with two spectacular back to back dunks by Jordan and Griffin that extended the lead by 21 points.
Redick continued his hot shooting touch as he finished with 26 points, along with Griffin who finished with 18 points.
The Clippers never trailed in this game thanks to a magnificent game by Chris Paul who contributed 23 points, 17 assist and Jamal Crawford dropped in 21 points off the bench.
The Clippers second unit continues to gel as they have to work on their defensive sets and getting acclimated to the opposite teams defensive sets.
Coach Doc Rivers was pleased with the effort, "We were making everything. They were in foul trouble. A lot of things went right."
Howard finished with 13 points and 9 rebounds in the Rockets first loss of the season.
"I got into foul trouble early. I tried to have a better second half, but I just kept missing a lot of easy shots," said Howard.
"They had fifteen 3s and a ton of paint points, so they had the best of both worlds. We just couldn't stop them," said Rockets coach Kevin McHale.
Former Artesia High star James Harden finished with 15 points and Chandler Parsons added 14 points.
The Clippers embark on a three game road trip where they'll face the Orlando Magic, the World Champion Miami Heat, and a rematch with the Rockets on Saturday night.
Chris Paul spoke about the teams outlook on the floor, "it's all about our pace. We're up-tempo. If a team misses, we're running."