Jamal Crawford scores nine points to help Clippers to 42-34 halftime lead over Spurs at Staples Center

Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford/:Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers


Jamal Crawford scored nine points off the bench and Paul Pierce scored eight to help the Clippers take a lead of 42-34 over the San Antonio Spurs into the halftime break Thursday night at Staples Center.

Patty Mills scored seven off the bench for San Antonio and LaMarcus Aldridge scored six.

The short-handed Clippers are without Blake Griffin (hand), Austin Rivers (hand), Pablo Prigioni (illness) and newly acquired Jeff Green.