Reserve guard Mo Williams led all scorers with 21 points in the first half, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 59-48 halftime lead over the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday night at Staples Center. The Clippers have won seven consecutive games at Staples Center.
For the second straight game, Williams came out on fire in the first half. He scored 10 points in the first quarter on 4-of-4 shooting. Williams began Wednesday's win over Dallas by making his first seven field goals, and did the same on Friday night..
The Clippers outscored Minnesota 31-22 in the opening 12 minutes. Blake Griffin scored 14 points and grabbed four rebounds for the Clippers, while his power forward counterpart Kevin Love had 10 points and four boards in 19 minutes. The Clippers outrebounded Minnesota 21-13 in the first half.
Darko Milicic scored 13 points in the first half for the Timberwolves, who shot 47.4% from the field (18 for 38).
Randy Foye, starting in place of Caron Butler at small forward, scored seven points in the first half. Butler is out with a hyperextended right knee. The Clippers shot 54.1% (20 for 37) in the opening half, and made six of 10 from three-point range.
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