After a slow start in the first quarter where the Houston Rockets trailed 17-10, their offense and defense turned it up at the midway point of the first quarter and now lead the Los Angeles Clippers 47-39 at the half.
The defense for the Rockets has performed well and has held the Clippers to 38 percent shooting from the field and 2-of-13 from three-point range. With that defense the Rockets led 47-39.
The Rockets offense is shooting 50 percent from the field and is being led by Chase Budinger and Courtney Lee who each have 13 points at the half, and Goran Dragic is on his way to a double with 11 rebounds and five first half points.
The Clippers are being led by Blake Griffin who has 10 points and five rebounds.
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