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Sports Minute: Westbrook scores 40 as Rockets rally to defeat Clippers

9 months 6 days 8 hours ago Thursday, December 19 2019 Dec 19, 2019 December 19, 2019 11:36 PM December 19, 2019 in Sports - AP - Texas

By JOE REEDY
AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Russell Westbrook scored a season-high 40 points, James Harden added 28 and the Houston Rockets rallied from a 16-point deficit in the second half to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 122-117. After Houston turned a 77-61 deficit into a 101-89 lead, Los Angeles went on a spurt of its own to lead 113-107 with 4:29 left. The Rockets closed on a 15-4 run to snap the Clippers' 10-game home winning streak. Paul George led the Clippers with 34 points and Kawhi Leonard added 25. It was the second straight game Houston rallied from a large deficit.

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