Redick’s career-high 40 assistance Clippers kick Rockets in OT

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — J.J. Redick was removing sleepy of a Los Angeles Clippers losing to a Houston Rockets, so he finally took matters into his possess sharp-shooting hands — with copiousness of assistance from Chris Paul, of course.

Redick scored a career-high 40 points and a Clippers done a franchise-record 22 3-pointers in a 140-132 overtime win opposite a Houston Rockets on Monday night.

The Rockets separated a Clippers from a playoffs final year, winning in 7 games after trailing 3 games to one in a second round. They also won a initial dual meetings this season.

“I consider we take many waste personally, not only to a Rockets,” Redick said. “But going behind to final year, we had mislaid 5 in a row. C.P. and we talked progressing currently only about how frustrating it’s been. They’re a group that thinks they’re improved than us, and justly so given a formula over a past deteriorate and a half. So it was critical tonight for us to strike them initial and be some-more assertive from a start.”

Redick connected on his initial 5 attempts behind a arc and finished 9 for 12 on 3-pointers, restraining Caron Butler’s bar record for 3s and entrance within 3 creates of a NBA single-game record common by Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall.

“It was one of those games where conjunction group could get a stop, and there were several players that were a customer of that — myself included,” Redick said.

Redick set a authorization single-season record for 3-pointers in 2014-15 with 200. He has 103 during a mid indicate of this season.

Paul had 28 points and 12 assists for a Clippers, whose season-best 10-game winning strain finished Saturday night with a 110-103 home detriment to Sacramento. Paul, Redick and Jamal Crawford any done 3-pointers while a Clippers non-stop overtime on a 9-2 run.

Dwight Howard had 36 points and tied a career high with 26 rebounds en track to his 10th true double-double, a league’s longest active streak, and his longest given a 14-game run 3 seasons ago. He cumulative it before halftime with 13 points and 15 boards.

Houston local DeAndre Jordan was behind in a lineup for Los Angeles and had 16 points and 15 rebounds in 41 mins for his ninth true double-double. He missed dual games with pneumonia that finished his uninterrupted diversion strain during 360.

Howard, a career 57.1 percent free-throw shooter entrance in, gay a sellout throng by throwing adult an atmosphere round from a line in a second quarter, though he finished an uncharacteristic 14 for 18. James Harden, a league’s No. 2 scorer, had 20 points and Marcus Thornton had 23 points and 5 3-pointers.

After Redick converted dual giveaway throws with 16.4 seconds left in law for a 118-114 lead, Marcus Thornton done a 3-pointer during a other finish with 14.4 seconds remaining to make it a one-point game.

Redick done dual some-more giveaway throws, though Thornton came behind with a 3-pointer with 7.4 seconds left to tie it. Paul missed a 3 during a buzzer.

“We knew we were going to find a rhythm. It was only about creation it happen,” Harden said. “I consider if we would have found it a small bit earlier, we would have been in a improved situation. I’m only unapproachable of a guys and a approach they fought back. Marcus done some large shots.”

Los Angeles manager Doc Rivers sat all of his starters during a commencement of a fourth entertain with a 94-80 lead, and a Rockets sliced a domain to 102-96 with 7:13 to play. Thornton capped a convene with a 3-pointer, forcing Redick and Jordan to join Paul behind on a floor.

“Our execution on a final integrate of plays that let them have 3s was poor,” Rivers said. “But what we favourite was that everybody was mad going into overtime. We got a restraint behind and played well.”


Rockets: Houston led a joining in 3-point invulnerability final year during 32.2 percent and was tying opponents to 34.9 percent this season. The Clippers were 15 of 60 from behind a arc in dual prior meetings with a Rockets this season. … The Rockets had won their prior 11 overtime games given losing during Golden State on Feb. 20, 2014. … Point ensure Patrick Beverley was behind in a starting lineup for Houston and played 16 scoreless mins after blank a 112-95 feat Sunday night over a Lakers since of a sprained left ankle.

Clippers: Paul got a technical tainted with 3:10 left in a second entertain after he was called for an descent tainted while attempting a 3-pointer that missed. The Clippers lead a joining with 24 technicals, not counting defensive 3-second violations. … Jordan and Howard are among 3 players in NBA story to lead a joining in resilient normal and margin idea commission in a same season. The other is Wilt Chamberlain.


Rockets: Host Detroit on Wednesday night.

Clippers: At Cleveland on Thursday night.

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