Dwight Howard looked lost, James Harden was still perfecting the Euro 2-step, as the Houston Rockets got straight up MAULED by the LA Clippers 128-95 for Game 4 of the Western (Conference) Semifinals tonight! The Clips now have a commanding (3-1) series lead over the Rockets!
The game started mucky, as the Rockets continuously intentionally fouled (poor foul-shooting) DeAndre Jordan! He missed his free-throws (14-34), but finished with a game-high 26 points (and 17 boards), and was unrelentless on D! The Rockets couldn’t find their rhythm on the road court, and the Clips jumped way up with a 43 point third quarter! Clips’ rookie (and coach Doc River’s son) Austin Rivers has been stepping up, and finished this game with 12 points, five boards, one steal, and two blocks!