Caron Butler scored 12 points as the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers are tied 40-40 after a sloppy first half at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The Clippers have a four-game road winning streak heading into Wednesday night.
Chris Paul made just one of his first five shots, but ended the first half 4-for-9 from the field for eight points. Paul also dished out eight assists and three steals. Randy Foye, in his new role as starting shooting guard in place of the injured Chauncey Billups, scored eight points in the first half, including a pair of three-pointers.
The Clippers shot 47.5% (19 for 40) in the first half, including 2-for-8 (25%) from three-point range. The Clippers also committed seven turnovers, while the Cavaliers had 11 turnovers.
Los Angeles made only one trip to the charity stripe in the first half, and Reggie Evans missed both free throws. The Clippers have made 33 of 56 free throws (58.9%) in their last three and a half games.
Kenyon Martin made his Clippers debut and scored two points in six and a half minutes off the bench in the first half on 1-of-5 shooting. The Clippers' bench shot just 23.1% (three for 13) in the opening 24 minutes.
Antawn Jamison scored 13 points to lead the Cavaliers, who shot 51.6% (16 for 31) in the first half. Anderson Varejao added 10 points and five rebounds and made all four of his field goals for Cleveland.
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