Feb. 28, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Michael Beasley (8) makes a shot in front of Los Angeles Clippers guard Randy Foye (4) in the first half of the game at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

Clippers Vs. Timberwolves: Derrick Williams, Michael Beasley Lead Minnesota To Win In L.A.

The Clippers are 0-2 at home this season against Minnesota

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Clippers Vs. Timberwolves Final Score: Derrick Williams, Michael Beasley Lead Minnesota To 109-97 Win

Former La Mirada High School star Derrick Williams shined bright in front of family and friends on Tuesday night, scoring 27 points off the bench in leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 109-97 win over the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center.

Michael Beasley added 27 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter, as the Minnesota bench outscored the Clippers bench 72-11

Williams shot like he was back at the University of Arizona on Tuesday, making nine of 10 field goals, including 4-of-4 from three-point range and made all five free throws. Williams scored all 10 points in a 10-2 run early in the fourth quarter that broke open an 80-80 tie.

The Clippers have five home losses this season and two of them are to Minnesota.

Blake Griffin scored 30 points to lead the Clippers, who led 54-51 at halftime and 76-73 after three quarters. Griffin had 18 points, on 7-of-11 shooting, and five rebounds in the first quarter, and had 24 points in the first half. DeAndre Jordan added 14 points and 14 rebounds for Los Angeles.

The Clippers open a six-game road trip Thursday night in Sacramento.

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Clippers Vs. Timberwolves Game Preview, Game Time, TV Info And More

The Los Angeles Clippers open up the second half of their season with a contest against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night at Staples Center. Here are the details of the Western Conference contest:

Records: Clippers (20-11); Timberwolves (17-17)

Location: Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles

Time: 7:30 p.m.

TV: Prime Ticket, with Ralph Lawler and Michael Smith on the call

Offensive Efficiency: Clippers, 107.9 points per 100 possessions (fourth in NBA); Timberwolves, 103.1 (15th)

Defensive Efficiency: Timberwolves, 101.9 (13th); Clippers, 105.0 (21st)

Home, Sweet Home: The Clippers are 12-4 at home this season and are 28-9 in their last 37 home games dating back to last season.

Payback Time: One of the four home losses for the Clippers this season came at the hands of Minnesota, who erased a double-digit second half deficit on January 20. Kevin Love capped his 17-point, 14-rebound night with a buzzer-beating three-pointer from the top of the key to give Minnesota a 101-98 win. Despite that loss, the Clippers have still won six of their last nine meetings against the Timberwolves.

Boards: The Clippers have outrebounded their opponents in 11 straight games.

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Clippers At The Midpoint: So Far, So Good For Chris Paul, Blake Griffin

The Clippers are leading the Pacific Division at the All Star Break for the first time in their history. What can we expect in the second half of the season?

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