Clippers 43, Lakers 41 – halftime

The Clippers have a two-point lead at the break.

Eric Bledsoe leads the Clips with nine points, while Eric Gordon has eight and Craig Smith seven. Blake Griffin only has four points at the break, but he also has five rebounds.

Kobe Bryant leads the Lakers with 10 points, while Paul Gasol has six and Ron Artest and Lamar Odom have five apiece

Clippers beat Spurs 90-85

The Clippers jumped out to a big enough lead in the first half and held on for the five-point win – the first over the Spurs in the last 18 games.

Los Angeles (4-15) outscored San Antonio (15-3) by one in the first quarter and seven in the second and were still up by five going into the fourth.

The Clippers shot 49% from the field with 10 players scoring – led by Blake Griffin’s 31 points to go with his 13 rebounds and four assists. Eric Gordon added 21, while Rasual Butler had nine, Bledsoe scored five and dished out seven assists and DeAndre Jordan had four points and 13 rebounds.


(photo by AP)

Grant Hill was San Antonio’s high scorer off-the-bench with 17 points while Manu Ginobili had 15, Richard Jefferson 13 and Gary Neal had 12. Fresh off a triple-double in his last game, Tim Duncan had eight points and five rebounds against the Clippers.

The game marked the return of Baron Davis after a 10-game absence to injury. Davis scored seven points and had 10 assists in his first game back.

It’s the Clippers second win over one of the league’s top teams in the last 10 days after beating New Orleans 99-95 a week ago Monday. The victory over the Spurs comes after two tough losses against Utah on Sunday and Phoenix two days before.

Clippers up 48-40 at half

The Clippers are leading the Spurs at halftime by eight.

Blake Griffin leads LA with almost a double-double already – 17 points and eight rebounds with two assists. He is the only Clipper in double figures, but Eric Gordon and Rasual Butler have nine each at the moment. The team is shooting 52% from the field and 5-11 from three-point range, but still is having trouble with turning the ball over. They’ve had 10 to the Spurs’ four in the half.

San Antonio is led by Manu Ginobili with 10 points, while Tim Duncan has four and Tony Parker only has two. Together, Duncan and Parker are shooting 2-for-9 and the team is shooting a paltry 34% from the field.

Hopefully, the Clippers can come out strong in the third unlike Sunday’s game against the Jazz