Rockets get 122-115 win with Clippers resting stars

LA Clippers center DeMarcus Cousins (15) drives around Houston Rockets forward Cameron Oliver (25) during the first quarter of an NBA game Friday, May 14, 2021, in Houston. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)


HOUSTON (AP) — Kelly Olynyk scored 20 points and fell a rebound shy of a triple-double as the Houston Rockets snapped a seven-game skid with a 122-115 win over a Los Angeles Clippers team that rested several starters Friday night. Olynyk had 11 assists and nine rebounds to help the Rockets win for the first time since April 29. The Clippers were without Paul George, Kawhi Leonard and Patrick Beverley as all three sat out on the second night of back to back games as the team prepares for the playoffs.