Both times it took dramatic fourth-quarter comebacks at home.
It was a Lou Williams three on a scramble play that put the Clippers ahead for the first time in the fourth (and Steve Ballmer loved it).
James Harden drew a questionable foul on a drive and hit both free throws to give the Rockets a one-point lead, but then it was Leonard who put the Clippers up for good.
What came next was the Rockets not using their time out, bringing the ball up, the Clippers doubling to take the ball out of Harden’s hands, which left Westbrook with a wide-open three — a shot the Clippers can live with.
The Rockets fouled then, after a couple of free throws, tried to make one more pass to tie the game, but the Clippers sat on Harden with three defenders, George tipped away the inbound pass, and that was the ballgame.
Los Angeles is winning with this new lineup — and they are just starting to figure things out.