Harden posts another triple-double as Rockets rip skidding Clippers

Harden posts another triple-double as Rockets rip skidding Clippers

Harden finished with 30 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists while Harrell helped finish off the Clippers with 13 fourth-quarter points.JAMES Harden came up with his seventh triple-double of the season as the Rockets ripped the Los Angeles Clippers, 140-116, on Friday in Houston (Saturday, Manila time).Felton’s 26 points led the way for the Clippers, as they drop to 22-13 on the season.Houston has won eight of their last 10 games, advancing to 25-9 overall and third place in the Western Conference. Rivers grew upset and had to be restrained when he tried to go after Orr.The NBA announced after the game that Austin Rivers was ejected for using profane language and touching an official, with his father then guilty of using foul language in complaining about that decision.It was the second time the pair has been tossed in the same game after they were both ejected late in a loss to the Washington Wizards on December 18. Coach Rivers has been ejected four times this season.Paul returned from a three-game absence on Wednesday, but the injury will once again force him to the sidelines tonight. He played 31 minutes in the loss and Doc Rivers said Paul experienced some fatigue after that game. Jordan made six points in that stretch, highlighted by a nifty alley-oop dunk to get it going.

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