Jamal Crawford led the Clippers (30-9) with 30 points on 11-of-20 from the field. Blake Griffin and Eric Bledsoe added 19 apiece. The Clippers became the second team in the NBA (Oklahoma City) to reach the 30-win mark this season.
James Harden got off to a strong start, scoring 14 of his 23 points in the first quarter before the Clippers' defense bottled him up in the second half.
The Clippers used a 32-18 third quarter to pull away from the Rockets. Los Angeles came up big on the defensive end, holding Houston to just 7-of-18 from the field in the quarter, including a dismal 1-of-7 from the three-point line. The Clippers also won the rebounding margin, 12-6, and seemingly couldn't miss while shooting 60 percent from the field and going 3-of-4 from the arc.