Jimmer Fredette hit a trio of three-pointers to key a 22-4 second quarter run in a back and forth first half, which ended with the Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings tied 57-57 at halftime at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento. The Clippers were up 40-30 with 7:51 remaining in the half when the Kings went on their run, which included five three-pointers. Fredette scored 11 points in the first half.
Blake Griffin scored 10 points in the first half to lead the Clippers, along with Bobby Simmons, in the second game of a 10-day contract with the Clippers, who also scored 10. Kenyon Martin scored eight points, all in the second quarter, for the Clippers, who shot 48.1% (25 for 52) in the first half.
DeMarcus Cousins had 13 points and five rebounds for Sacramento, who has won two straight games. Marcus Thornton scored 10 points for the Kings, who shot 57.5% (23 for 40) in the opening 24 minutes.
The Clippers' bench outscored the Kings reserves 26-23 in the opening half, and committed just two turnovers compared to nine for Sacramento.
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