"It's going to be the most intense game of the series, and we're going to have to be ready for it," Rivers said.
The Clippers have a 2-1 lead over the Rockets in their best-of-seven, second-round series. Game 4 is Sunday at
"You don't have home court until you win both of your games," Rivers said. "We have to get that, and our guys have to understand that. They understand that -- I guarantee you Houston does, they know if they win, they get home court back. So you're really playing for home court tomorrow."
The Rockets are coming off an embarrassing 124-99 loss to the Clippers in Game 3 on Friday. Something similar happened to the Clippers in their first-round series against the defending champion
Clippers superstar point guard
Paul said before Saturday's film session at the Clippers' practice facility that he felt "good," though he acknowledged that the hamstring injury presents an added challenge to his style of play.
"It's tricky because obviously at times you want to do this or do that, but luckily I sort of know how to manage it and get through," Paul said.
In Paul's first game back in one week in Game 3, backup point guard
"Seeing him do that, it gave me a chance to rest," Paul said after Friday's game.
In Game 3, the Clippers outshot the Rockets from the field, 55.4% to 39.8%, and from beyond the three-point line, 44.8% to 33.3%. The Rockets made just 18 of 31 free throws (58.1%) while the Clippers made 19 of their 23 attempts from the charity stripe (82.6%). The Clippers also out-rebounded the Rockets, 50-43.