NBA: Los Angeles Clippers 117, Houston 109

Jan. 15, 2013 at 11:35 PM
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HOUSTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Jamal Crawford came off the Los Angeles Clippers bench Tuesday to score 30 points and lead the surging Clips to a 117-109 road win over the Houston Rockets.

Blake Griffin and Eric Bledsoe both added 19 to the Clippers attack and Matt Barnes notched 18 in the victory, which pushed Los Angeles over the 30-win mark.

James Harden led the Rockets with 23 points and Chandler Parsons scored 17. Jeremy Lin posted a double-double of 12 points and 10 assists.

Houston led by one point at halftime but the Clippers took control in the second stanza, shooting 60 percent in the third quarter.

An 18-6 run after the tip staked Los Angeles to a 76-65 lead. Willie Green nailed a couple of 3-pointers in the outburst and Bledsoe and Griffin also scored from beyond the arc. The Clippers led by double figures throughout the fourth quarter.

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