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

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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

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Blake Griffin’s game on Saturday

Against the Knicks on Saturday, Griffin became only the fourth rookie in NBA history to score 40 or more points and have 15 or more rebounds in a game – with the only other players to do it being Michael Jordan, David Robinson and Shaquille O’Neal.

Along with that milestone, Griffin is also the second rookie to score more than 40 points, have at least 15 rebounds and dish out at least seven assists in a game in NBA history. The first one was Oscar Robertson.

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Clippers only down 2 at halftime

Against the 11-1 New Orleans Hornets, the Clippers almost tied to the score at the last second of before the halftime break, but Eric Gordon’s bucket was too late and LA is down 57-55.

Blake Griffin again is spearheading the Clippers attack with 15 points and six rebounds. After his 44-point outpoint on Saturday night, Griffin is again scoring from all over the place with his usual array of dunks as well as several outside jumpers and some aggressive inside play. Al-Farouq Aminu has also been hot in the first half with 16 points on 6-7 shooting from the field and 2 of 2 from three point land.

Eric Gordon is the other player in double figures with 11.

Immediately after the break, the Clips tied the score.

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halftime: Clippers down 5

The Knicks outscored LA 30-24 in the second quarter to take a 58-53 lead going into halftime.

Blake Griffin had a nice rebound there at the end of the 2nd, but heaved an almost fullcourt shot that missed as time expired.

Griffin leads the Clippers in scoring still with 16 points while Stoudamire got more active for the Knicks in the quarter and now he also has 16. Raymond Felton is the second-highest scorer for New York with 14, while no one else in double figures for the Clippers (Gordon has nine)

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End of the first quarter: Clippers up

Clippers lead 29-28 at the end of the first.

Blake Griffin is the only player in double figures from either team and he has 12 points and four rebounds. Ryan Gomes and Randy Foye – both who are 1-2 from the three point line – have five for LA.

Amar’e Stoudamire leads the Knicks with eight points.

So far, the Clippers are shooting 65% from the field and 50% from behind the three point line.

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