There's nothing like a close Game 7. The Clippers and Grizzlies are slugging it out in Memphis for a shot at the Spurs in the second round. So forgive them if the score if just 39-38, Los Angeles leading, at halftime and try to enjoy the human drama at hand.
So, what's it going to take to win a battle like this?
"Everything is mental right now," Chris Paul told Doris Burke at the end of the first half.
Here's what you need to know from the first half:
• Chris Paul has 11 points, three assists and three rebounds for the Clippers.
• Blake Griffin has just six points on 2-of-10 shooting. The Clippers need more.
GIF of the Half
Zach Randolph gets away with a little hand-to-face action.
Highlight of the Half
Forget fan of the game. This guy's been fan of the NBA Playoffs.
Second Half Inspiration
Finally, here's an inspiring speech from Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins toward the end of the half. May it inspire YOU for the last 24 minutes of action.
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