So, this is why a third superstar didn't want to join Dwight Howard and James Harden in Houston last summer. After last night's 128-98 loss in L.A., the Rockets are down 3-1 in their playoff series to the Clippers. The Rockets looked helpless, unable to play any semblance​ of defense all while missing open three-pointers. 

Most of the damage in Game 4 was done right after halftime—the Clippers went on a 29-7 run, and ended up scoring 43 points in the third quarter. 

With 3:07 left in the third, the Clippers had already made their run, and the Rockets were looking gassed. Howard's life was nearly taken.

During the timeout, Howard held himself up, looking visibly distressed and/or damn tired from getting bodied by the Clippers (he finished the game with 8 points and 7 rebounds in 18 minutes). 

A fan told Howard "not to cry," and the big man responded by telling the fan to "come out here." Either to A) Get a whooping from Dwight or B) Take Dwight's place in the game and continue the all-out ass kicking, but at the hands of DeAndre Jordan and Blake GriffinWe'd probably take the former and just stand-up to D12—the Clippers are too nasty right now. 

Although, Blake was in a gentle mood last night. 

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[via Total Pro Sports