Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Score Update: Chris Paul, Los Angeles Hold 39-38 Lead At Half

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:

Heating Up

Chris Paul has 11 points, three assists and three rebounds for the Clippers.

• Grizzlies front line mates Marc Gasol and Rudy Gay have 18 of Memphis' 38 points.

Tough Times

Blake Griffin has just six points on 2-of-10 shooting. The Clippers need more.

Tony Allen is actually 2-for-4 for a team shooting 32 percent from the field, but Mike Prada pointed out the problem he's causing for the Grizzlies: spacing.

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.

Keep up with the best of Game 7 as it happens on our Clippers vs. Grizzlies StoryStream. For all news and information regarding the Los Angeles Clippers, please visit Clips Nation or check out SB Nation Los Angeles. For updates and perspective on the Memphis Grizzlies, head on over to Straight Outta Vancouver.

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