Rockets vs. Clippers Preview: How to Watch, Injury Reports, Lineups, More


In the midst of a western conference matchup against James Harden and the Clippers, the Houston Rockets will attempt to achieve their third consecutive victory at the expense of the Clippers.  

HOUSTON— Wednesday night, the Houston Rockets will try to win their third straight game against the Clippers. On Tuesday, the Rockets defeated Victor Wembanyama and the San Antonio Spurs 114-101.  

Alperen Şengün, in his best career effort, led the Rockets to victory. He scored a career-high 45 points on 19-32 shooting. He had 16 rebounds in the win, his 28th double-double of the season.  

Additionally, the Turkish native, who is in his third year of playing, had an outstanding effort on the defensive end, contributing five steals and a block.  

"I just played my way and Fred [VanVleet] was looking for me all night," he said. "Other teams usually stop our pick-and-rolls." Fred and I have done really well in the pick-in-roll this year.   

Despite the fact that they (the San Antonio Spurs) didn't close the game very much, he was able to find me and make his shots. So, I believe that we did an excellent job."  

The Rockets' second season matchup against former franchise star James Harden will be against the Clippers. The 10-time All-Star joined the Clippers in November after a failed off-season reunion with the Rockets.  

On a.446/.411/.876 shooting split, Harden scores 17.6 points, gives 8.3 assists, and grabs 5.1 rebounds per game. He led the Clippers to their first win under his watch, a 106–100 win over the Rockets on November 17.   

Within the confines of the Arena, he guided Los Angeles to victory by scoring 24 points, grabbing nine rebounds, and dishing out seven assists.  

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