After losing the season-opener to the corridor-rival Los Angeles Lakers the Los Angeles Clippers have reeled off two straight wins and look to get a third tonight when they host ex-Laker Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets (3-0).
It’s Howard’s first visit to Staples Center since leaving the Lakers. He’s averaging 15 points, 17 rebounds and two blocked shots per game for the Rockets.
With Howard patrolling the paint, the Rockets have surrendered 94 points per game in their three wins which is much better than last year when they gave up 103.
The Rockets are much more than just Dwight Howard. As a team they’re averaging 104 points on offense.
James Harden (26 ppg), Chandler Parsons (14 ppg) and Jeremy Lin (17 ppg) provide the firepower Clippers point guard Chris Paul knows they’ll have to keep in check for Los Angeles to win its third straight.
Although the Clippers are scoring 113 points per game, they’re giving up an average of 111.
To hear Paul’s comments on tonight’s match-up, click on the video.
Tip-off for tonight’s game is at 7:30 pst. The Clippers and Rockets square off again this coming Saturday in Hous