HOUSTON (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rolled over the Houston Rockets 120-105 on Thursday night for their sixth straight victory.
The Rockets were done in by their shooting woes in a game that was billed as a matchup of two of the top teams in the Western Conference, but was a rout almost from the start. Houston had a chance to take the season series and secure the tiebreaker over the Clippers, but the loss left the teams tied 2-2.
Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers was asked about Houston's small-ball lineup where they play without a true center.
“What they do is smart for what they do, it really is, but we couldn't get caught in trying to play that way and I thought we didn't," he said. “We stayed calm, moved the ball, found the open guy and our bigs were big."
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