Where: Staples Center.
On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330.
Records: Clippers 37-17, Rockets 28-25 before Tuesday's games.
Record vs. Rockets: 1-0.
Update: Houston's spot at the bottom of the West playoff seedings is tenuous; it led ninth-place Portland by two games before Tuesday. All-Star guard James Harden, in his first season with the Rockets, is averaging career highs in scoring (26.1), assists (5.7), rebounds (4.7) and steals (1.8).