Clippers nip Rockets off Leonard, Williams heroics

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Lou Williams scores all of his 26 points in the second half as the Clippers win their fourth straight game

CRUISING. Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers pick up their 11th win of the young NBA season. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

MANILA, Philippines – The Los Angeles Lakers notched their fourth straight win with a 122-119 conquest of the Houston Rockets on Friday, November 22 (Saturday, November 23, Philippine time).

Kawhi Leonard fired 24 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals, while Lou Williams scored all of his 26 points in the second half as the Clippers improved to 11-5 to tie the Rockets for No. 3 in the Western Conference. 

Williams, who also had 8 assists off the bench, drained a clutch triple with 30 seconds left to give the Clippers a 118-117 lead before Leonard and Paul George scored the last 4 points for the win. 

George had 19 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 steals, while Montrezl Harrell chipped in 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 blocks to help the Clippers deal the Rockets their second straight loss. 

Former MVP James Harden was his usual self with 37 points, 12 assists, and 8 rebounds, but the Rockets allowing the Clippers to go on a 42-point fourth-quarter outburst did not help their cause. 

Clint Capela put up 17 points, 19 rebounds, and 2 blocks; while Russell Westbrook had 22 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds for the Rockets, who have suddenly gone on a slump after winning 8 straight games. – Rappler.com