Rapid Reaction: LA Clippers 117, Houston Rockets 89

Our grades from tonight’s game:

Houston Rockets 89 Final

Recap | Box Score

117 Los Angeles Clippers
Luis Scola, PF 6-12 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 12 PTS | -23Three total rebounds from the Rockets’ supposed “power” forward. Just pitiful.
Jordan Hill, C 0-1 FG | 1-2 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 1 PTS | -14Hill, as has pretty much become the norm, was saddled by foul trouble early and never did anything afterward. Once again, he gave the Rockets nothing.
Kevin Martin, SG 5-9 FG | 4-4 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 14 PTS | -26Solid shooting, for the most part, accompanied by his usual atrocious defense.
Kyle Lowry, PG 5-8 FG | 4-4 FT | 2 REB | 5 AST | 17 PTS | -16Lowry was scorching hot from the floor hitting three 3’s in just three quarters. Overall, he brought it, though his stats were down due to the limited minutes. With that said, I can’t give him better than a B here as his counterpart pretty much did whatever he wanted.
Chandler Parsons, F 5-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 1 AST | 11 PTS | -3This was the bright spot. The Rockets seem to have found a keeper here as Parsons has seen significant minutes in every game of the season since the home opener. He threw down a one handed tip-jam over Blake Griffin and had another dunk in the second half. It will be exciting to watch him grow.

Two Things We Saw

  1. Johnny Flynn might be the worst NBA point guard I’ve ever seen. And I watched every game that Matt Maloney started.
  2. As a commenter noted, this team has become the Golden State Warriors.

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