Feb 28, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Houston Rockets head coach Kevin McHale on sidelines in the first quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

Rockets Vs. Clippers: Short Handed Houston Falls To Los Angeles

The Houston Rockets were down to nine healthy players and after having an eight-point first half lead, they fell flat in the second half in the loss to the Clippers.

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NBA Scores And More: Rockets End Week With Loss Versus Clippers

It wasn't the worst week for the Houston Rockets, despite the bad taste that Houston fans may have left in their mouth following Saturday night's loss to the Clippers. The loss capped off a week's worth of action for the Rockets, during which, Houston fans saw their team go 2-1, with wins over the Oklahoma City Thunder and Charlotte Bobcats.

The Rockets treated their fans to a thrilling 104-103 win over the Thunder, the Western Conference's best team, in Oklahoma City. Better yet, the Rockets were down 102-91 with just over two minutes left to play in the game, yet, managed to go on an amazing 13-1 run to win the game.

Courtney Lee and Chandler Parsons led the Rockets in scoring with 21 points a piece in the comeback win over the Thunder.

Houston returned home to make quick work of the Bobcats, beating down Charlotte 107-87 on Wednesday before dropping Saturday night's game to the Clippers in Los Angeles, 95-91.

Still, Rockets fans have to be encouraged after last week. The Rockets will suit up four times this coming week, with two important games on the docket -- a Sunday night contest against the Suns in Phoenix and a Saturday night showdown against the Mavericks in Houston.

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NBA Standings 2012: Rockets Hanging Onto Eighth In Western Conference

The last ten games haven't been kind to the Houston Rockets, as they've managed only three wins in that span. Still, the Rockets are hanging onto the eighth seed in the Western Conference with their 24-21 record.

Houston's grasp on that final playoff spot isn't strong, though, as Phoenix and Utah sit just one and a half games behind Houston. The Minnesota Timberwolves are only two games back, and the Portland Trailblazers are also in contention for that eighth seed in the Western Conference at well, a mere two and a half games behind the Rockets.

The news isn't all bad for Houston. The Rockets sit just one and a half games behind both the Mavericks and Grizzles in the Southwest Division. Houston will be able to gain some ground this week on the Mavericks as well, as the two teams play head-to-head on Saturday.

With so much time left in the regular season, the Rockets certainly control their own fate. Houston can add some distance between themselves and the Suns, as the Rockets head to Phoenix on Sunday night to take on the Suns.

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Rockets Vs. Clippers Final Score: Houston Has A Third Quarter Lapse, Ultimately Fall To Los Angeles, 95-91

Being down to nine active players did not seem to bother the Houston Rockets as they led the Los Angeles Clippers by eight at the half. In the third quarter it all caught up to Houston as their eight-point lead evaporated as the Clippers went on an 18-5 run early in the third quarter and eventually outscored the Rockets 30-19.

The Rockets trailed 69-66 heading into the fourth quarter and did comeback to go up 83-78 with 4:33 left in the game and 89-87 with 1:19 left, but the Rockets could not hold onto the lead. The Clippers free throw shooting is what put them over the edge down the stretch by making all eight of their attempts.

The Rockets had four players in double figures with Courtney Lee leading the way with 25 points.

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Rockets Vs. Clippers Halftime Score: Houston Leads L.A., 47-39

After a slow start in the first quarter where the Houston Rockets trailed 17-10, their offense and defense turned it up at the midway point of the first quarter and now lead the Los Angeles Clippers 47-39 at the half.

The defense for the Rockets has performed well and has held the Clippers to 38 percent shooting from the field and 2-of-13 from three-point range. With that defense the Rockets led 47-39.

The Rockets offense is shooting 50 percent from the field and is being led by Chase Budinger and Courtney Lee who each have 13 points at the half, and Goran Dragic is on his way to a double with 11 rebounds and five first half points.

The Clippers are being led by Blake Griffin who has 10 points and five rebounds.

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Rockets Vs. Clippers: Houston Down To Nine Healthy Players For Saturday's Game

Chandler Parsons is out sick and will miss Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Chase Budinger will take Parsons' place in the starting lineup. The Rockets are down to nine healthy bodies for the Clippers game counting the newly acquired Courtney Fortson

The Rockets are without their starting backcourt in Kyle Lowry and Kevin Martin. Lowry is out while recovering from a bacterial infection and Martin is battling a shoulder injury. Courtney Lee dislocated his finger in the Rockets' last game but he is in the starting lineup against Los Angeles.

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Houston Rockets To Sign Courtney Fortson To 10-Day Contract

The Houston Rockets are expected to sign Courtney Fortson to a 10-day contract to add some depth to its injury depleted backcourt.

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Rockets Vs. Clippers Time, TV Info Radio And More

The Houston Rockets are looking for their third consecutive victory when they take on the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday afternoon.

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