The Houston Rockets beat the LA Clippers 120-93 on November 14 IST (November 13 CST). The match took place at the Rockets home Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. James Harden was the Rockets' top-scorer with 47 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists while shooting 7-of-13 three-pointer and 12-26 from the field. Russell Westbrook and Clint Capela scored 17 and 12 points respectively.
Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists for the Clippers. Lou Williams added 20 points, shooting 36.4 % from the ground. JaMychal Green scored 14 points.
Harden opened the game with a three-pointer in Q1, after which the Rockets went on a 7-0 run before Patrick Beverley scored 2 points with a driving layup. Harden scored 13 points in Q1. The Rockets outscored the Clippers 31-15 in the Q1, giving them a massive lead. The Rockets had a strong defence, as 15 is the least number of points they have allowed in a quarter this season. Leonard and Williams score for the Clippers in Q2. However, the Rockets outscored the Clippers again, going into the break with a 49-37 lead. Harden scored back-to-back three-pointers. The Clippers caught up in Q3 and Leonard scored back-to-back points for the Clippers. The Clippers tied the game at 80 with Beverley's driving jump shot and overtook the Rockets with 6:52 minutes left on the clock. However, the Rockets regained their lead, with Harden scoring back-to-back points, to bag a 9 point lead.