J.J. Redick turns it around for Clippers

DeAndre Jordan didn’t have to tangle with Dwight Howard too much in the first half because Howard picked up three first-quarter fouls.
The tougher assignment of the night, however, figured to be J.J. Redick against James Harden, but Rivers liked his player’s chances.
“J.J.’s tough. He’s just a tough kid,” Rivers said. “Harden is tough for everybody to guard so you’re never worried about the great players that much, because they’re great. If they were easy to guard or you could stop them, they wouldn’t be great. It took me a long time to figure that one out.
“What you have on the average nights, those are the nights you have to stand out defensively. Nights like tonight, you have to try to contain as much as possible. But Harden is a terrific player.”
In the first half alone, Redick went for a season-high 19 points. Harden had 10 points and made only 4 of 12 shots.

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