Kostas Papanikolaou

Preview: Clippers vs. Houston Rockets

Preview: Clippers vs. Houston Rockets

The Clippers open a four-game road trip as they face off against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday at 5 p.m. PST.

The Clippers are 4-2 since they lost superstar power forward Blake Griffin -- a better-than-expected record that includes a 110-95 win over the Rockets on Feb. 11 in which DeAndre Jordan had 24 points and 20 rebounds.

In that game, the Rockets tried to use Hack-A-Jordan as a strategy, sending the Clippers' center to the free-throw line 26 times -- he made 12 of them.

The Clippers (37-20) are in sixth place in the Western Conference, 1 1/2 games behind the third-place Rockets (38-18).

Dating back to 2012, the Clippers have won 11 of 12 games against the...