CLIPPERS CAN'T GET WIN AGAINST ROCKETS, EITHER : HOUSTON 104, CLIPPERS 95.Byline: Randy Hill
As usual, the Clippers were hot to pull off an upset. And as usual, they were the ones to get fried.
Working the grill Tuesday were the Houston Rockets, who served up the Clippers' 26th loss in 29 games, 104-95, in front of 9,188 at the Sports Arena. While the Clippers were digesting their ninth loss in the past 11 games, the hungry Rockets (22-9) polished off their eighth consecutive victory and 12th in the past 13 games.
The one bright spot for the Clippers was Tyrone Nesby Tyrone Lamont Nesby (born January 31 1976 in Cairo, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player.
Undrafted from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Vincennes University, he played with the Los Angeles Clippers from 1998-2000, and with the Washington Wizards . Matched against Houston's Scottie Pippen Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). - the gold-medal standard for defense among NBA NBA
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``Pippen is cool,'' said Nesby. ``He said he liked my game and told me to keep workin' hard. I asked him if I could wear his shoes. He said he'd send some down.''
``They have a lot of talent in (Maurice) Taylor and Nesby,'' Houston coach Rudy Tomjanovich Rudolph Tomjanovich, Jr. (born November 24 1948, in Hamtramck, Michigan), nicknamed Rudy T., is an American former basketball player and coach. Early life
Tomjanovich was born to an American family of Croatian descent. , being gracious in victory, said. ``The Clippers are a dangerous team.''
The visiting Rockets - whose frontcourt (Pippen, Hakeem Olajuwon Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born Akeem Abdul Olajuwon on January 21, 1963) is a retired Nigerian-American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). and Charles Barkley This article is about the basketball player. For the politican, see Charles E. Barkley
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Still, Houston's big three combined for just 37 points, But rookie guard Michael Dickerson went airborne for 19, while Brent Price (19) and Othella Harrington (17) combined for 36 off the bench. Price hit two from downtown to sabotage the Clippers' latest fourth-quarter conspiracy.
Maurice Taylor had 21 points for the Clippers.