Blake Griffin/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers, NBA.com
Blake Griffin scored 22 points on 9 of 12 shooting to help the Clippers take a 64-62 lead over the Houston Rockets into halftime of Game 6 of their Western Conference semifinals series at Staples Center.
The Clippers led by as many as nine points in the first quarter. But behind James Harden the Rockets came roaring back to lead the Clippers by six in the second quarter before the Clippers answered.
Chris Paul contributed 10 points and seven assists in the half.
Harden led the Rockets with 21 points and Dwight Howard scored 11 and grabbed nine rebounds.