Rockets get buried in LA as Clippers take 2-1 series lead

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LOS ANGELES – The Houston Rockets were blown away on Friday night 124-99 as the Los Angeles Clippers used a 23-0 run during the third and fourth quarters to take a 2-1 series lead.

The game got ugly in the second half as the Rockets only trailed by seven at the half. In the fourth quarter Rockets point guard Jason Terry got ejected after a hard could on Clippers forward Blake Griffin.

The Clippers welcomed back point guard Chris Paul who played for the first time in the series after missing the first two games nursing a strained hamstring. Paul would score 12 points and add seven assists. JJ Redick paced the Clippers with 31 points and Austin Rivers added 25 points.

James Harden led the Rockets with 25 points and 11 assists.

Game four will be at the Staples Center on Sunday.

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