December 14, 2008
NBA: LA Clippers 95, Houston 82
Zach Randolph had 30 points and 13 rebounds Saturday night and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Houston 95-82 for their first back-to-back wins of the season.
Al Thornton scored 26 points, Baron Davis had 13 points and nine assists and Marcus Camby finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Clippers, who beat the Portland Trail Blazers Friday and have three wins in their last four games.
Yao Ming had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and Tracy McGrady scored 19 for the Rockets, who lost for the first time in their last three games.
Houston got a layup from Yao in the first minute of play, but then failed to score again until 7:18 of the first quarter.
The Clippers went up 83-69 with five minutes left in the game, but the Rockets then pulled with 86-76 before LA got four straight points from Thornton and then cruised the rest of the way.