James Harden sat out Houston's game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday with what the Rockets said was a sore right foot. Harden missed his third game of the season with a right ankle sprain, but the Rockets had all the right answers in his absence. Playing without leading scorer James Harden, the Houston Rockets cracked one of the league's best defenses by spreading the ball around. Harden, who played 26 minutes and scored seven points in a 103-94 road loss to Memphis on Friday night, ranks fifth in the league with 26.0 points per game. Jeremy Lin, Chandler Parsons and Francisco Garcia scored 15 points apiece and Omer Asik added 13 points to lead the Rockets to a 98-81 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night. Garcia had his best game since being traded to Houston from Sacramento in February, hitting 3 of 7 shots from beyond the arc as a spark off the bench to help Houston snap a two-game losing streak.