Clippers beat the Rockets

By Jassum Gloster,

The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Houston Rockets without their superstar point guard Chris Paul. Even though the Clippers were without one of their best, and led by Jamal Crawford, they beat the Rockets 117 to 109.

Crawford scored a season-high 30 points, securing yet another victory for the Clippers. He doesn’t want much of the credit though, which puts him in a humble place.

According to the Associated Press, Crawford said about the win, ''It's everybody honestly. I've got the easy job just scoring, but Grant, Blake, all those guys put me in a position to score ... I just have to make the shots, they're doing all the hard work.''

James Harden tried to bring the Rockets back with his 23 points, but it wasn’t enough, and gave them yet another loss. It’s hard to make a comeback when Crawford opens up the fourth quarter scoring 12 straight points.

Even though guys like Chauncey Billups and Chris Paul keep getting injured, they can rely on their teammates to step up and get the job done.

According to the LA Times, the Clippers’ Matt Barnes said in a post game interview, "It's been that kind of season for us. We've had key guys down all season and guys have been ready to step up and do what they need to do to help this team win."

The Clippers play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday. The Rockets get a chance to redeem themselves against the Dallas Mavericks tonight.

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