Clippers: Dunks lead way to 51-43 halftime lead
The Clippers left the court with a 51-43 lead after a half that was defined by two plays.
Blake Griffin, who has been selected to participate in the NBA’s slam dunk contest during the All-Star festivities, offered his version of coming attractions in the second quarter. A block by DeAndre Jordan started the Clippers on a fastbreak. Baron Davis went to the basket and sent a lob to Griffin, who scored on a one-handed slam.
Jordan submitted his dunk resume later with a reverse slam in transition off another lob from Davis, putting the Clippers up, 49-34, with 2 minutes 24 seconds left in the half. It was their largest lead of the half.
By halftime, Griffin had his 22nd consecutive double-double, with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
-- Chris Foster
Photo: Blake Griffin. Credit: Stephen Dunn / Getty Images.