Houston hosts Los Angeles, aims to break home skid

February 28, 2022 GMT

Los Angeles Clippers (32-31, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (15-45, 15th in the Western Conference)

Houston; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Houston looks to end its three-game home slide with a victory over Los Angeles.

The Rockets have gone 7-29 against Western Conference opponents. Houston ranks fifth in the Western Conference with 48.6 points per game in the paint led by Christian Wood averaging 8.9.

The Clippers have gone 19-23 against Western Conference opponents. Los Angeles has a 10-4 record in one-possession games.

The teams square off for the third time this season. The Clippers won the last meeting 99-98 on Feb. 28. Reggie Jackson scored 26 points to help lead the Clippers to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Wood is scoring 17.6 points per game with 10.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists for the Rockets. Jalen Green is averaging 16.5 points and 2.5 rebounds while shooting 44.3% over the last 10 games for Houston.

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Jackson is averaging 16.7 points and 4.6 assists for the Clippers. Marcus Morris is averaging 17.7 points over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rockets: 1-9, averaging 108.7 points, 38.8 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 7.6 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 44.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.3 points per game.

Clippers: 6-4, averaging 109.8 points, 44.5 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 7.6 steals and 5.8 blocks per game while shooting 48.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.9 points.

INJURIES: Rockets: Usman Garuba: out (wrist), Kevin Porter Jr.: out (ankle).

Clippers: Norman Powell: out (toe), Paul George: out (elbow), Kawhi Leonard: out (knee), Jason Preston: out (foot), Jay Scrubb: out for season (toe).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.