THE Houston Rockets showcased another three-point shooting barrage in blowing out the Los Angeles Clippers, 122-103, at the Staples Center on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).
The Rockets, league leaders in three-pointers made and attempted, shot 20-of-52 from beyond the arc to extend their record to nine straight games of sinking at least 20 treys.
James Harden led the attack with 26 points including four treys, but Ryan Anderson led the long-range sniping with six triples to add 23 markers.
Houston started pulling away in the second quarter with an 18-2 blitz after trailing by four early in the period. Anderson, Harden and Patrick Beverley caught fire from deep in the third quarter to push the lead to 31. The Clippers only managed to trim the gap down to 18 the rest of the way.
Beverley also hit four triples to finish with 14 points while adding 12 rebounds for the Rockets (43-19). Eric Gordon added three treys off the bench to also end up with 14 markers.
Blake Griffin led the Clippers (36-24) with 17 points, while Chris Paul and Austin Rivers each had 16 markers.