Sport Leonard hits winner to lift Clippers over Rockets

08:50  23 november  2019
08:50  23 november  2019 Source:   ap.org

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kawhi Leonard hit the game-winning jumper with 15 seconds remaining to finish with 24 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers edged the Houston Rockets 122-119 on Friday night.

  Leonard hits winner to lift Clippers over Rockets © AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker

Russell Westbrook missed at the other end and Paul George got the rebound while getting fouled. He made both free throws with 1 second left to complete a wild finish and help the Clippers improve to 10-1 at home with their fourth win in a row overall.


George scored 19 points in his second game playing with Leonard. Lou Williams led the Clippers with 26 -- all in the second half. Montrezl Harrell added 18 points.

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James Harden had 37 points and 12 assists for the Rockets. Russell Westbrook added 22 points before fouling out late and Clint Capela had 17 points and 19 rebounds. Those three plus P.J. Tucker had at least four fouls.

Harden made a pair of free throws that put Houston ahead 119-118 with 22 seconds remaining.

Leonard answered with the go-ahead jumper before George's free throws.

Harden couldn't get a shot off on the Rockets' final possession as time expired.

Williams hit a 3-pointer from the right corner that gave the Clippers a 118-117 lead with 30 seconds remaining after George's 3 drew them within two.

The teams traded leads in the fourth with neither leading by more than four.

There were none of the theatrics that marked their last meeting, an overtime win by the Rockets in Houston on Nov. 13. Harden scored 47 points, Clippers coach Doc Rivers got ejected with his rival son Austin egging on the referees and Westbrook disparaged Patrick Beverley's defense on Harden.

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Curry's clutch performance settled the contest, with the two-time MVP hitting the game- winner against the Clippers . Tobias Harris posted 32 points and nine rebounds for the Clippers , while Danilo Gallinari and Portland's Meyers Leonard climbed the ladder to throw down this dunk on Maxi Kleber.

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Beverley and Ivica Zubac were in foul trouble for the Clippers.

The Rockets took their first lead of the game on Harden's 3-pointer during a 16-2 run, including 11 straight points, early in the third. He got fouled and made the free throw before hitting another 3 and Westbrook followed with one of his own that helped put the Rockets up 70-59.

The Clippers regrouped and finished off the quarter on a 21-14 spurt to trail 84-80 going into the fourth. Williams scored 14 points in the period.

The Clippers led by 14 in the second. That's when Houston closed on a 19-9 run to trail 55-51 at halftime.


Rockets: They fell to 5-4 on the road. ... Harden and Westbrook are averaging 20-plus points per game. The last time Houston had two players averaging that many in a season was 2007-08 with Yao Ming (22.0) and Tracy McGrady (21.6). ... Daniel House Jr. missed his fourth straight game with a sacral contusion.

If Paul George continues to hit clutch shots, the Clippers will be unstoppable

  If Paul George continues to hit clutch shots, the Clippers will be unstoppable Paul George hit a go-ahead shot with 25 seconds left in the fourth quarter to lift the Clippers to a 90-88 win over his former Oklahoma City Thunder team on Monday night. The shot wasn’t only significant because it came against the team he forced himself away from in a trade over the summer — it was the same shot he’d struggled with in previous years. George had never historically been considered clutch, and for good reason: Prior to the start of the 2018-19 season, he was 1-for-12 on go-ahead threes in the final 30 seconds of regulation or in overtime.

Trailing 87-68, Houston outscored the Clippers 51-20 over the end of the third and in the fourth to shock the sellout crowd of 19,417 into near silence.

Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points, including the winning jumper with 6 seconds left, and the San Antonio Spurs overcame another sluggish start at home to beat the Washington Wizards Washington has just one victory in eight road games, but its fortunes were lifted by the Spurs' struggles at home this season.

Clippers: Landry Shamet is off crutches but remains out with a high ankle sprain.


Rockets: Host Dallas on Sunday to begin a three-game homestand that closes out the month.

Clippers: Host New Orleans on Sunday to conclude a stretch of five straight home games.


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Aldridge, White lead Spurs by Leonard, Clippers, 107-97 .
SAN ANTONIO (AP) LaMarcus Aldridge and Derrick White each had 17 points, and the San Antonio Spurs beat Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers 107-97 on Friday night. BOX SCORE: SPURS 107, CLIPPERS 97“They wanted it more and it showed tonight,” Clippers guard Patrick Beverly said. “You’ve got to congratulate them. They came in here with an edge, with more of a thirst, and it showed.”The Spurs stopped the Clippers’ seven-game win streak in Leonard’s second appearance in San Antonio as an opponent. Leonard finished with 19 points on 8-for-23 shooting.“This wasn’t just any old team,” San Antonio’s DeMar DeRozan said.

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