The Beard Drops 37 as the Rockets Drop the Clips on October 3, 2019 - bflores
Rockets guard James Harden rubs his chest during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rockets guard James Harden rubs his chest during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Beard Drops 37 as the Rockets Drop the Clips on October 3, 2019

James Harden poured in 37 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 109-96 preseason victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, in Honolulu, Hawaii. New Clippers Paul George and Kawhi Leonard did not play (load management), nor did new Rocket Russell Westbrook. Nevertheless, Harden took 22 shots and 20 free throws to entertain the Hawaii crowd.

  • Houston's P.J. Tucker warms up before a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Clippers forward Paul George warms up before a preseason game against the Houston Rockets on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Clippers forward-center Montrezl Harrell practices free throws before a preseason game against the Houston Rockets on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Clippers forward Paul George gets some shots up before a preseason game against the Houston Rockets on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Houston forward Gary Clark dunks during warmups before a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Rockets guard Russell Westbrook lays it up before a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Rockets guard James Harden shoots before a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • James Harden and Russell Westbrook pose on the bench before a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • NBA legend Jerry West speaks with James Harden and Russell Westbrook before a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Gerald Green soars for a dunk before a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Ben McLemore dunks before a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Hawaii fans enjoy a preseason game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni smiles during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Rockets guard James Harden rubs his chest during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • James Harden puts his hand under his jersey during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Clippers guard Landry Shamet shoots a runner in a preseason game against the Houston Rockets on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Houston Rockets guard James Harden grabs Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley's jersey while going after a loose ball during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • James Harden glides in for a lefty layup as Ivica Zubac defends during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Harden hangs for a lefty layup in a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Clippers coaches (l-r) Doc Rivers, Sam Cassell, and Tyronn Lue discuss matters during a preseason game against the Houston Rockets on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Clippers coach Doc Rivers addresses James Harden during a preseason game against the Houston Rockets on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Rodney McGruder of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots a jumper over P.J. Tucker in a preseason game against the Houston Rockets on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Clippers guard Patrick Beverley keeps an eye on the ball as James Harden dribbles during a preseason game against the Houston Rockets on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Rockets center Tyson Chandler defends a shot by Clippers guard Terance Mann in a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • James Harden shoots a three over Lou Williams during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Rodney McGruder extends for a lefty scoop around Tyson Chandler during a preseason game against the Houston Rockets on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni has an amusing conversation with the referee during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Clippers guard Lou Williams shoots over Rockets' forward Thabo Sefolosha in a preseason game against the Houston Rockets on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Thabo Sefolosha of the Houston Rockets stands with hands on hips during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Rockets center Tyson Chandler smiles for the camera during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Clippers guard Lou Williams has some words for a teammate during a preseason game against the Houston Rockets on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Houston guard Eric Gordon takes the floor in a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Lou Williams of the Los Angeles Clippers drives on Austin Rivers of the Houston Rockets during a preseason game against the Houston Rockets on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Clippers guard Terance Mann tries to drive on Rockets guard Eric Gordon in a preseason game against the Houston Rockets on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Gerald Green of the Houston Rockets takes the floor in a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Thabo Sefolosha (18) and Eric Gordon (10) of the Houston Rockets talk during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Austin Rivers of Houston stands with hands on hips in a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Rockets assistant coach John Lucas addresses head coach Mike D'Antoni during a timeout in a preseason game on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Lou Williams hangs in the air against Tyson Chandler in a preseason game against the Houston Rockets on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Terance Mann shoots a corner three in a preseason game against the Houston Rockets on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Montrezl Harrell drives through three Rockets in a preseason game against the Houston Rockets on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Montrezl Harrell prepares to shoot a free throw in a preseason game against the Houston Rockets on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni extends his index finger during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Montrezl Harrell goes up strong against Tyson Chandler during a preseason game against the Houston Rockets on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Montrezl Harrell watches a free throw during a preseason game against the Houston Rockets on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Montrezl Harrell fades away from Clint Capela during a preseason game against the Houston Rockets on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Chuck the Condor searches for a fan to receive a t-shirt during a preseason game against the Houston Rockets on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Hawaii fans ask for a free t-shirt during a preseason game against the Houston Rockets on October 3, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.


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