Clippers and Trail Blazers are tied 49-49 at the halftime break

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers


The Clippers led 19-4 early, but had to settle for a 49-49 tie with the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday at halftime at Staples Center.

Neither team shot well. The Clippers shot 34.8 percent, the Trail Blazers 36.0.

Blake Griffin led the Clippers (9-8) with 15 points in the half, but he shot just 4 of 13.

Maurice Harkless led the Trail Blazers (7-10) with 11 points.