The Indiana Pacers began the game on a 10-0 run on their way to a halftime lead over the Los Angeles Clippers, using another 10-0 run late in the second to go up by 13. But a basket interference by Lance Stephenson, some big plays by the Clippers (and not so big plays by Indiana), gave Los Angeles a huge boost heading into the half with five quick points in the second quarter's closing seconds.
Despite a frustrating close to the half, the Pacers have still been in control of the game for a majority of the night, leading from the opening basket and responding to the Clippers in each push they made. Roy Hibbert has been unstoppable with 19 first half points on 8-8 shooting to carry Indiana to their lead, but eight off the bench from D.J. Augustin has helped the Pacers against a loaded Clippers bench. Blake Griffin leads LA with 11.