Clippers Vs. Warriors Halftime Score: Lob City Grounded; Golden State Leads 43-41

The regular season debut of Lob City -- the Los Angeles Clippers -- hasn't gone quite according to plan thus far as the Golden State Warriors lead at the half, 43-41. But in an interesting twist, Golden State fans began chanting "Beat L.A." a mantra usually reserved for the other Los Angeles team, the Lakers, midway through the half. Less than one game in, the Clippers already have a target on their back.

Monta Ellis and David Lee scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, in the half to pace the Warriors. Stephen Curry, playing on a sprained ankle after a run-in with Jimmer Fredette in the preseason, was largely ineffective, scoring just two points in the half. Lee also grabbed a team-high nine rebounds for the Warriors.

Chauncey Billups got his volume shoot on in the first half, leading the Clippers with nine points. The problem? He did it on 3-of-11 shooting, including 1-of-5 from beyond the arc. Blake Griffin and Chris Paul each added seven points in the half.

For updates and analysis of these two teams, visit Clippers blog Clips Nation and Warriors blog Golden State Of Mind.

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