HOUSTON -- Chris Paul had 30 points and 12 assists, Jamal Crawford added 22 points and the Los Angeles Clippers clinched their franchise-record third straight playoff appearance with a 118-107 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night. Stephen Curry Jersey . The loss broke a five-game winning streak for Houston, which was without two of its starters as Dwight Howard and Pat Beverley sat out with injuries. The Clippers trailed by as many as 15 points in the first half before using two big runs to take the lead. Houston stuck around for most of the second half before consecutive 3s by Matt Barnes and Darren Collison made it 114-101 late in the fourth. But it wasnt all good for Los Angeles, as Blake Griffin left in the first quarter with back spasms and didnt return, and Glen Davis missed the second half for disciplinary reasons after throwing a temper tantrum in the second quarter. James Harden led the Rockets with 32 points, and Chandler Parsons had 28. DeAndre Jordan added 20 points with 12 rebounds for the Clippers, who are third in the Western Conference. Crawford scored all of the Clippers points in an 8-1 run to start the fourth quarter and leave them up 96-85. An 8-3 run by Houston cut the lead to 102-96 with five minutes remaining. Harden capped it with a free throw after a technical foul on Paul. The Rockets scored the first five points of the third quarter to take a 63-61 lead. The teams exchanged the lead several times in that quarter before a layup by Ryan Hollins left Los Angeles up 88-84 entering the fourth quarter. The first half was filled with drama for the Clippers, who lost Griffin in the first quarter before the incident with Davis in the second. There appeared to be minimal contact between Griffin and Donatas Motiejunas before Griffin dropped to his hands and knees on his way to the bench after a timeout was called midway through the first quarter. He was clutching his lower back and remained on the court for a couple of minutes before being helped to his feet. He was biting his jersey as he gingerly walked off the court and to the locker room. Davis, whose nickname is "Big Baby," was apparently upset after being taken out in the second quarter and threw a temper tantrum at coach Doc Rivers. Rivers immediately sent him to the locker room and the team announced that he would not return after halftime. Davis was 0-for-2 with a steal in less than four minutes in the first half. With Griffin out, Houston used a 7-2 spurt to start the second quarter and extend its advantage to 40-25. The Rockets were still up by 15 points a couple of minutes later when the Clippers used an 8-0 run to cut the lead to 44-37. Harden made three free throws before another run -- this one 14-2 -- gave Los Angeles a 51-49 lead. Paul, who had 17 points in the second quarter, scored the first 10 points in that span with two 3s and he dished an alley-oop to Jordan to cap it with a dunk. Los Angeles led by a point soon after that before scoring six straight points to extend the lead to 61-54 Houston scored the last four points of the quarter to cut the lead to 61-58 at halftime. NOTES: Jordan went to high school in Houston and college at nearby Texas A&M. ... Howard is day to day with a left ankle strain and Beverley has a torn meniscus in his right knee and is out indefinitely. Latrell Sprewell Jersey .com) - Marian Gaborik scored his sixth goal in the last four games to help the Los Angeles Kings top the Arizona Coyotes, 4-2, Saturday at Staples Center. JaVale McGee Jersey . Johns IceCaps erased an early two-goal deficit to come from behind and defeat the host Portland Pirates 5-4 on Saturday in American Hockey League action.ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel was ruled out from playing against the Miami Dolphins because of swelling in his left knee. That means journeyman backup Thad Lewis, who is from Miami, will make his fourth start of the season on Sunday -- and second of the year against the Dolphins. The Bills (5-9) have already been eliminated from playoff contention. The Dolphins (8-6), meanwhile, control their own playoff destiny. Miami, which has won three straight and four of five, can clinch a berth by either winning its final two games or having both Baltimore and Cincinnati lose. Bills coach Doug Marrone made the decision to sit Manuel early into practice on Wednesday after the rookie first-round draft pick showed difficulty with his mobility. Manuel practiced inside the teams fieldhouse, and was then held out once Marrone shifted the session outside on the slick turf at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Marrone said Manuels lack of mobility and instability in the knee would have made it difficult to play. And he was also concerned how ready Manuel might be with limited practice time. Manuel was hurt during a 27-20 loss at Jacksonville on Sunday, though its not clear on which play the injury occurred. Drafted 16th overall out of Florida State, Manuel was the first and only quarterback selected in the first round. He has gone 4-6 as a starter this season. And this will mark the third time since training camp that hes been sidelined with a knee injury. Manuel missed the final two weeks of the preseason after having a procedure on his left knee, which he hurt in a game against Minnesota. He then missed four games after spraining his right knee in a 37-24 loss at Cleveland on Oct. 3. Marrone first revealed the injury on Monday, but was optimistic about Manuels chances of playing.. Draymond Green Jersey. That changed over the past two days when Manuels knee did not respond to treatment. Though Manuel wont play this weekend, Marrone said he felt "very confident" that Manuel will start in the Bills finale at New England on Dec. 29. The injury comes after Manuel had won his first road game of the season, and had a chance to help Buffalo string together consecutive wins for the first time since Weeks 2 and 3 of 2012. Manuel is 3-2 at home and has struggled with his consistency on the road. Lewis has proven to be a capable backup since being promoted from the practice squad on Oct. 7. He went 1-2 in place of Manuel earlier this season before Lewis was sidelined by a rib injury in a 35-17 loss at New Orleans. Lewis victory came against the Dolphins on Oct. 20, when he went 21 of 32 for 202 yards and an interception in the 23-21 win. The Bills acquired Lewis in a trade with Detroit in August, after Manuel hurt his left knee. He was cut by Buffalo before the start of the season and then signed to the teams practice squad. Overall, the Duke product has gone 62 of 103 for 652 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Receiver Stevie Johnson is also not expected to play, Marrone said. Johnson has been excused to be with his family in California following the unexpected death of the players mother on Saturday. "I dont believe that he will be available for our game on Sunday," Marrone said. "And I think its important we realize this tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers are with Stevie and his family." Marrone also considered starting safety Aaron Williams chances of playing on Sunday as "50-50." Williams did not practice after hurting his ribs while making a tackle in the fourth quarter against Jacksonville. 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